Located in the heart of northern Arlington, Cherrydale is a charming neighborhood noted for both its history and its small-town feel. It's characterized by quiet streets lined with huge old trees and well maintained single-family homes, many of them historic bungalows dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. It's also home to the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire House, built in 1919, once home to Arlington's first volunteer fire department.
Cherrydale is centered around the intersection known as the Five Points that includes Quincy Street, Military Road, Old Dominion Road and Lee Highway. There are some townhomes, a senior apartment building and two large condo/apartment buildings, but the community is primarily comprised of single-family homes.