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David Martin

David Martin
Fairfax Realty
Falls Church, VA 22042

703-585-4687
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All Lake Barcroft Homes For Sale

WELCOME TO LAKE BARCROFT HOMES FOR SALE

Lake Barcroft beach homes for sale Virginia homes for sale and neighborhood information

Are you ready for Beach Front living inside the Beltway? Planning to purchase a home in Lake Barcroft or anywhere for that matter make certain to use a Buyer Agent so that you have someone representing your best interests. Make sure they have strong negotiating skills and experience.

Lake Barcroft Home Values What is my House in Lake Barcroft worth now?

The lake is a 135-acre man-made reservoir created by a dam in the early 1900s to provide water to the city of Alexandria. The lake and dam were sold to private developers in the late 1940s, and the namesake upper-middle-class residential community was built in the early 1950s.


   

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The heart of the Lake Barcroft community is, as you might have guessed the privately owned Lake Barcroft itself. Although most of the lakefront property belongs to about 225 individual homeowners, all Lake Barcroft residents — about 1,040 households — have lake privileges and easy access to the water from five sandy beaches.

A wide variety of wildlife lives on or around the lake, including owls, foxes, rabbits,  geese, ospreys, great blue herons and more. Throughout the summers, residents gather at the lake for cook-outs, boat races, bonfires and other community events and activities. The Fourth of July means a parade and fireworks.

Some of the original home designs still remain but over the years many homes have been torn down and replaced with more contemporary styles while others have undergone extensive renovation and additions.


32 Results Days on Site (new to old)
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$789,000 New Under Contract
6154 Beachway Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041
4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,710 sq ft; lot: 17424 sq ft lot
19
$193,500 New Active Under Contract
6135 Leesburg Pike #202
Falls Church, VA 22041
2 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Condo
950 sq ft
Open House Sunday Jul 21, 1pm–4pm
40
$649,900 New For Sale
6141 Beachway Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,609 sq ft; lot: 13504 sq ft lot
44
$579,000 New For Sale
3903 Whispering Lane
Falls Church, VA 22041
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,080 sq ft; lot: 13504 sq ft lot
19
$179,900 For Sale
6133 Leesburg Pike #109
Falls Church, VA 22041
1 bed, 1 bath | Condo
728 sq ft
Open House Sunday Jul 21, 1pm–4pm
44
$899,000 For Sale
3515 Highview Place
Falls Church, VA 22044
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,012 sq ft; lot: 0.7 acres
49
$1,049,000 For Sale
3749 Tennis Court
Falls Church, VA 22041
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,212 sq ft; lot: 15682 sq ft lot
49
$869,000 Under Contract
6409 Lakeview Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,910 sq ft; lot: 10019 sq ft lot
34
$785,000 For Sale
3418 Rustic Way Lane
Falls Church, VA 22044
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,597 sq ft; lot: 0.5 acres
49
$1,395,000 Active Under Contract
6213 Waterway Drive
Falls Church, VA 22044
4 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,061 sq ft; lot: 0.55 acres
44
$795,000 Active Under Contract
6616 Bay Tree Lane
Falls Church, VA 22041
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
3,490 sq ft; lot: 0.89 acres
70
$865,000 Active Under Contract
6331 Crosswoods Drive
Falls Church, VA 22044
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
3,600 sq ft; lot: 17424 sq ft lot
30
$670,000 Under Contract
6406 Carolyn Drive
Falls Church, VA 22044
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,266 sq ft; lot: 10890 sq ft lot
50
$944,900 For Sale
6515 Lakeview Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041
5 beds, 5 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,105 sq ft; lot: 15682 sq ft lot
41
$829,900 For Sale
6539 Cedarwood Court
Falls Church, VA 22041
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,737 sq ft; lot: 0.5 acres
51
$1,075,000 For Sale
6306 Buffalo Ridge Road
Falls Church, VA 22044
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,126 sq ft; lot: 11326 sq ft lot
41
$2,500,000 Under Contract
3421 Greentree Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041
5 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,762 sq ft; lot: 0.7 acres
39
$1,000,000 Under Contract
3236 Juniper Lane
Falls Church, VA 22044
5 beds, 4 baths | Single Family Home
3,552 sq ft; lot: 0.72 acres
44
$749,900 For Sale
3628 Tallwood Terrace
Falls Church, VA 22041
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
3,028 sq ft; lot: 13068 sq ft lot
27
$849,000 Under Contract
6369 Dockser Terrace
Falls Church, VA 22041
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,898 sq ft; lot: 14810 sq ft lot
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Alexandria City Water Company began construction of Lake Barcroft Dam on Holmes Run watershed to create a drinking water reservoir for Alexandria city residents. Construction was completed in 1915, putting a 620 million-gallon reservoir into service. In 1942, the company installed 24 gates at the top of the dam to raise the spillway elevation five feet, increasing the reservoir size to 800 million gallons.

Later in the 1950 period Alexandria began to draw its drinking water from the Occoquan Reservoir. In the early 1950's Barger and Associates began developing the 680 acres into the residential community known as Lake Barcroft. The residents formed a homeowners association called the Lake Barcroft Community Association (LABARCA). In 1970, community residents purchased the lake, dam, and common grounds for $300,000, and established the Barcroft Lake Management Association (BARLAMA).

In 1972, Hurricane Agnes passed over the area. The hurricane caused so much rain that the lake level rose above the top of the dam by 3 feet. The lake overflowed and eroding the western, earthen edges of the dam.

To restore the dam and lake, residents voted to establish the Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District (LBWID) to set up a taxing authority to fund repairs. The LBWID is a quasi-governmental entity headed by three state-appointed trustees who are residents of Lake Barcroft. The lake was dry for two years during the early 1970s while the damaged dam was rebuilt. A new gate improved the operation of the dam and is now fully automatic.

The Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) came into being in 1992 when LABARCA and BARLAMA joined up into one private entity. Lake Barcroft has excellent fishing. Largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish and a rare (non-stinging) fresh water jellyfish all inhabit Lake Barcroft. Ospreys, fishing birds of prey, are now on the lake as well. It is an exclusive beach front community inside the beltway in Northern Virginia.

Demographics:
There were 3,589 households with just under 9000 residents as of the 2000 census 26.9% of the households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97



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