Westover Village in Arlington, Va.-My “walk to” neighborhood

I just posted a link to an article talking about how Arlington is one of the most walkable cities. I live near the East Falls Church Metro and my “walk to” neighborhood is Westover Village. The commercial area of Westover is located on Washington Blvd between N. Mckinley Rd. and Longfellow Streets. The businesses here and the the library provide a modern urban feel to this neighborhood. Residents in this area also have easy (healthy walk, or metro bus) access to the East Falls Church Metro.

In Recent Years, the Westover Beer Garden has provided a neighborhood gathering place. On warmer evenings you can find gatherings of friends and families listening to music and sampling some excellent craft beers. The beer garden also now has an indoor bar and restaurant. The adjacent grocery has a decent stock of must haves.



Ayers General store has pretty much everything you need. All kinds of hardware, gardening supplies and that birthday gift for the childrens party this afternoon that you forgot about until just now. Here is a photo I just took in front of Ayers….ready to start gardening?


After you load up your car with all your Garden supplies don’t forget to stop into Toby’s for an ice cream or latte. YumIMG_4671


Lost Dog Pizza and The Stray Cat are right across the street. Here are my two favorite dishes from Lost Dog

Lost Dog Waffle Fries. The favorite of Waffle Fry afficianados everywhere.

Lost Dog Waffle Fries. The favorite of Waffle Fry afficianados everywhere.

Lost Dog Three Cheese Pizza

Lost Dog Three Cheese Pizza


Here are a few more of the local establishments along with the wonderful Westover Library. Who wouldn’t want to live around here!IMG_4658







And we are all waiting with the greatest of anticipation for the Grand Opening of our very own world (well at least the great Washington, DC area) famous Italian store

Stay tuned for a review of that….I’ll be one of the first in line.

Don’t miss this Art Exhibit at the Arlington, Va County Library

One of the many great community offerings of Arlington County, Va is the library system. I’ve previously posted locations and hours. Just so you know I do actually use the library, I was there to drop off a book yesterday and was astounded by the incredible artwork being produced by the county’s 7th-12th graders. On display is artwork that is part of a juried art show. The show has not “officially” begun but the artwork is up. I did not have alot of time but I am going to go back and look again. There is so much talent in our young folk. I snapped a photo of the show poster and a couple of the boards displaying the works. The address is 1015 N.Quincy Arlington, Va. It’s the central (main) library.


It’s so important to foster this type of talent. So happy that our system encourages and supports the Arts.

As a side note, I was returning The Goldfinch, a Pulitzer Prize winner. Thoroughly engrossing and engaging. It’s long but worth every paragraph. I can highly recommend it if you are interested in character development, philosophical questions of good and bad, art and how it effects us. A really great read.