Big Changes Coming to Ballston Metro Station and Plaza

Ballston Metro There has been a lot of talk and many projects underway to improve area neighborhoods along the Orange Line. Not one to be left out, Ballston is now up for some major improvements surrounding the Metro Plaza. Arlington County is now in the process of outlining what the improvements will be.  The first step is to gather public input. There was a meeting at the Arlington County Library at the beginning of November where the main plans were unveiled. The... Continue Reading >

Concert of Valor – November 11

Have you made plans to attend the Concert of Valor this evening? Tonight our military veterans and service personnel will be honored with a special concert at 7 p.m. on the Mall in DC. The Concert of Valor will feature music greats Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Black Keys, Carrie Underwood, Eminen, Dave Grohl, Rihanna and more. This free, three-hour Veterans Day concert is expected to be a mix of patriotic tunes and the artists’ biggest hits. A crowd of 800,000 is expected... Continue Reading >

US Route 50 Lights Up the Night at Courthouse

Courthouse ROute 50 Bridge art The newly constructed bridges along US Route 50 have been given their final touches and brought some new light to Orange Line Living in the Courthouse area. Back in September of this year, the updated construction on Route 50 provided new exits for east and westbound traffic, bicycle lanes, and two new bridges to help with traffic flow. The final stage of the new section of Route 50 was officially launched on Friday, October 24th, with new light displays created... Continue Reading >

NAR Reports Positive Home Sales for September

selling home September was a month of real estate growth for the country according the NAR (National Association of Realtors). For Orange Line Living, the data reported is reflective of our area as well, in particular when looking at year to year data. Arlington is on pace with continued real estate growth. Figures reported that September was the highest month for sales across the nation with $5.17 million in sales. The median home price listed for the country was up 5.6% compared... Continue Reading >

The Costs of Waiting for Lower Prices

30 Year Rate History Over the last three months a shift has taken place in the Greater Washington DC Real estate market. During most of the previous two years bidding wars were very common, especially in places such as Arlington, VA, Bethesda, MD and many parts of DC. Bidding wars still happen on some properties, but they are fewer and further between. Homes that once sold on the first weekend now might take a month or so. Market Fundamentals are Better than Ever If you are... Continue Reading >

Clarendon’s Only Condo with Rooftop Hot Tub

DSC_2502 Are you looking for one of the most unique condos in Arlington? Very rarely will you find over 1,500 square feet in a Clarendon condo. This one has it. Very rarely will you find a rooftop terrace in a Clarendon condo. This one has it. Not many condos in Clarendon have monument views. This one does. Even more rare is to have all of that, plus rooftop hot tub. This condo it all. 1201 Garfield Street, Unit 712, Arlington, VA  222201... Continue Reading >

Just Listed in Falls Church

The Orange Line Living team just listed this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo located at 7024 Falls Reach Drive in Falls Church, VA. The location puts you within a  few short blocks of the West Falls Church metro stop as well as other major commuter roads such as I-66 and Route 7. The 2 levels of living offer abundant space with a family room with frieplace, dining room, eat in kitchen and balcony. The upper level has 2 bedrooms each... Continue Reading >

Arlington- City of Bikes

Capital_Bikeshare_riders_in_Dupont_Circle The Capital Bikeshare program has released its annual report and the news is positive for bicyclists. More and more people are using the service, which provides a public transport alternative for residents and visitors to Arlington. There are bike stations across the Orange Line corridor, each with several bikes available for use with a variety options. Capital Bikeshare provides docking stations for bikes built specifically for the system, where an electronic key is used to check out a bike for... Continue Reading >

Mortgage Rates at 16 Month Low and Close to All Time Low

Last week investors put money into the US Treasury market, pushing mortgage rates down.  As money flowed out of stock markets and into bond market yields on key government bonds went down, with the 10-year Treasury going below 1.9% for the first time since June of 2013 and only the second time ever. 30 Year Mortgage Rates Back Below 4% This movement in the markets sent 30 year mortgage rates below 4% for the first time in 16 months and only the second... Continue Reading >

Arlington #3 Place to Live In the Nation

arlington Skyline2 Arlington has been named one of the top three best places to live amongst small to mid-sized cities in the United States. According to an annual in depth study done by, our urban village way of life and Orange Line Living is definitely where it’s at. Not only was Arlington in the number 3 spot on the list of the top 100 cities across the country, it was the number one location within the Washington DC Metro region. More... Continue Reading >