Lyon Village is an historic neighborhood in Arlington founded in 1923 with about 2,500 residents that is known for its tree-lined streets, mix of eclectic old homes (many were built in the 1920s and 1930s), and friendly neighbors. The neighborhood is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The neighborhood, led by the Lyon Village Citizens' Association (LVCA), organizes several annual events at the neighborhood's Community House, including the December Holiday party, the Easter Egg Hunt, the 4th of July Parade and Picnic, and the Spaghetti Dinner.
Lyon Village is also known for civic activism. Over the years, a legion of community leaders, elected officials, and good ideas have emanated from Lyon Village. Many of these got their start in the LVCA which provides a voice for the residents on various neighborhood and county-wide issues.
The neighborhood sits between Lee Highway (North) Wilson Boulevard (South) Veitch Street (East) and Kirkwood Road (West) and is considered to be part of Clarendon, one of Arlington 's fastest-growing restaurant and retail areas. Two playgrounds and a dog park are located within its borders. See the MAP.
Lyon Village is just one block from two stations on Metro's Orange line — the Court House and Clarendon stops. Many residents take the Metro to work and to tourist attractions in Washington, D.C. Several major arterials are just a few blocks from Lyon Village: I-395, George Washington Parkway, and I-66.