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Chain Bridge Forest

Charming neighborhood with a great community spirit

Welcome to Chain Bridge Forest

Charming neighborhood with a great community spirit
Named for the Chain Bridge that connects Arlington and Fairfax to Washington, D.C., this Northern Virginia suburb is a charming little enclave just outside of the nation’s capital. Chain Bridge Forest sits just north of both Arlington and McLean, making it ideally located near large suburban and city centers. 
Chain Bridge has a sprawling, luxurious feel. The homes in this neighborhood are unique, reflecting a variety of styles from American Colonial to Contemporary California. Residents have created a strong sense of community, organizing local festivals and clubs throughout the year.
This neighborhood has maintained a quiet, peaceful feel despite its proximity to all the major centers in the DC Metropolitan Area. Chain Bridge Forest residents covet the tranquil atmosphere cultivated in this idyllic suburb. 

What to Love

  • Wide, tree-lined streets
  • Vibrant sense of community
  • Ideally located in the DC Metropolitan Area
  • Excellent local public and private schools

Local Lifestyle

Chain Bridge Forest is a tranquil, peaceful neighborhood near Arlington, McLean, and Washington, D.C. The parks and trails in this region offer great spots for hiking, biking, and playing. And the excellent school system is a major draw for many families with children. 
The homes in Chain Bridge forest have plenty of character; many of them were built in the 1960s and 1970s. The streets in this community are lined with shady sidewalks, making them perfect for biking and walking down neighborhood roads. And there are plenty of mature trees throughout Chain Bridge Forest, giving homes an air of privacy and exclusivity. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Chain Bridge Forest is primarily a residential neighborhood, but its proximity to Arlington and the DC Metropolitan area provides locals with plenty of spots for shopping and dining. Located in nearby Arlington, Yayla Bistro serves Mediterranean and Turkish-inspired fare. Menu favorites here include moussaka, beyti, and kofte. Yayla has a charming patio area for outdoor dining. 
Cafe Colline is a casually elegant French eatery in nearby Lee Hills. Chef Brendan L’Etoile has carefully curated, inspired menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Cafe Colline features delectable French fare like moules frittes and cassoulet, in addition to fine wine and cocktails. 
Across the Potomac in DC’s Palisades neighborhood, Et Voila is a chic bistro serving French and Belgian cuisine. The refined menu at this DC eatery includes moules diablo and foie grad terrine  
Bistro Aracosia, located in DC’s Palisades area, serves traditional Afghani fare like kabobs, grilled meat, and fresh bread. The cuisine at this bistro is authentic and freshly prepared, giving guests a true taste of the Middle East. 

Things to Do

Located nearby Chain Bridge Forest, Potomac Overlook Regional Park features over 67 acres of wild and cultivated Virginia woodlands. This expansive preserve boasts miles of hiking trails, a large educational center, and an organic garden. This park also hosts educational programs and camps throughout the year. 
Chestnut Hills Park is a large, shady park in Chain Bridge Forest, perfect for families and children. This expansive green space features a large children’s play structure and trails that wind through a series of interactive game features. 
Washington Golf and Country Club is an exclusive private club for golf, tennis, aquatics, and fitness in the Chain Bridge Forest area. The pristine golf course features gorgeous fairways and is perfect for all levels. The club also has a state-of-the-art fitness center with equipment and cycling rooms. 
Winding around Chain Bridge Forest, Pimmit Run is a bubbling stream lined with trails for hiking and biking. There is an open park at the upper part of the stream and great shady spots for picnicking and enjoying the views.


The Arlington Public Schools and Fairfax County Public Schools systems serve the community of Chain Bridge Forest. Excellent schools of note in the area include:


Overview for Chain Bridge Forest, VA

710 people live in Chain Bridge Forest, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $103,009. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Chain Bridge Forest, VA

Chain Bridge Forest has 270 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Chain Bridge Forest do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 710 people call Chain Bridge Forest home. The population density is 10,144.09 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

48.87 / 51.27%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Around Chain Bridge Forest, VA

There's plenty to do around Chain Bridge Forest, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ballstonian, Oh La La Soufflés, and Tacos Mi Rancho.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.37 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.42 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.24 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.73 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.72 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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