January 8, 2013 Raymondale

Post Highlights “1950s Vibe” of Raymondale

Raymondale Sign

The Washington Post’s regular “Where We Live” column featured the “1950s vibe” of Raymondale, a mid-century modern community in Falls Church.  The 142-homes neighborhood was first developed in 1955 and was marketed as the “‘New Look in a Brick Rambler.” The community surrounds Holmes Run Stream Park and is accessible from Annandale Road.

“Except for one cul-de-sac of 1960s custom homes, Raymondale was built in the mid-1950s by Westwood Properties Inc. and promoted as the ultimate in modern living,” writes Cheryl A. Kenny. “Home styles range from the one-story ‘Raymondaire,’ with large windows and a low roofline, to the ‘Mark II’ brick rambler. Most homes, originally about 900 to 1,200 square feet, sit on quarter-acre lots.”

No homes are currently listed for sale in the neighborhood.