Want your own private lake in Northern Virginia? You got it!
One of the most secluded, yet accessible communities that has a flair for keeping things eco-friendly and beautiful is the fabulous semi-private community of Lake Barcroft. Located just past Seven Corners at the cusp of Falls Church and Annadale, this Fairfax County community has its very own privately held lake that comes complete with privately accessed beaches, stocked with fish and a plethora of riparian wildlife that makes this suburban community seem like a place that is anywhere but less than ten miles from Washington, DC! The man-made lake was originally created in 1912 as a drinking water reservoir which was maintained by a Dr. Barcroft, for whom the community is named. Some of the notable community members are the Honorable Thurgood Marshall and some Emmy award winning television stars!
Peppered with contemporary and Frank Lloyd Wright style homes as well as split level ranches and some new construction, Lake Barcroft’s community members are very serious about keeping the integrity of their community beauty. They have an architectural review board, many clubs and neighborhood groups as well as some restrictive covenants that keep Lake Barcroft in its pristine state. Something that is incredibly endearing to me as an EcoBroker Realtor is the sheer amount of knowledge and education the Lake Barcroft neighborhood association supplies their community with to keep everyone on the same page about sustainability regarding gardening, the lake, run-off and erosion which are so very important when it comes to proper water quality management. Lake Barcroft is an amazing community that has amazing views of the lake, perches amongst towering deciduous trees and a proximity to Falls Church, Arlington, and DC that make it a perfect place to call home in Northern Virginia.