Rosslyn

Rosslyn | Courthouse | Clarendon | Virginia Square | Ballston

Overview

Rosslyn, located in the north eastern corner of Arlington County, is the last Virginia stop along the Orange and Blue Lines heading into Washington D.C.. It lies along the potomac river, directly across from Georgetown. Characterized as an “urban village”, Rosslyn’s business section is just as dense as the District. It holds many federal and corporate entities which attract the professional crowd, as well as some noteworthy hiking and biking trails for the more outdoorsy crowd. With the height restrictions in DC, Rosslyn has become known as Washington’s skyline.

Real Estate

Rosslyn brings a mix of luxury high rise condo buildings, stately townhomes, and eclectic, boutique condo buildings. The urban redevelopment of Rosslyn is bringing more “play” and “live” into the area as it makes strides into becoming a grown up version of Clarendon.
To see our latest posts click here:  Turnberry Tower, Waterview, Terrace Lofts, 1800 Wilson, Wooster and Mercer Lofts, Gaslight Square, the Atrium and the Belvedere, Highgate, Palisades, Bromptons at Rosslyn and Monument Place.

To see current listings in each specific neighborhood in Rosslyn, click here:

Condos

The Atrium
1800 Wilson
The Belvedere
The Corinthian
The Dakota
Memorial Overlook
Prospect House
River Place
Terrace Lofts
Turnberry
The Waterview
Westmoreland Terrace
Wooster and Mercer Lofts

Townhomes

Bromptons at Rosslyn
The Highgate
Monument Place
Palisades Park
Rosslyn Commons

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Food and Entertainment

As mentioned before, Rosslyn is the point of convergence for the Orange and Blue Lines of the D.C. metro. In the past decade, Rosslyn has become a meeting place for the young professionals who live in and around Arlington. It offers an array of restaurants, retail stores, and recreational trails to suit a wide demographic from young professionals to families. Rosslyn itself feels more like Manhattan than Washington D.C..

Next to all of the chains that service Rosslyn’s tourists, there is a fantastic nightlife. Local bars and restaurants provide an alternative to the tourist traps. There are a variety of food trucks parked along the Rosslyn streets targeting a wide range of cuisines, from tacos to barbeque. The delis and sandwich shops are crowded during the weekday lunch breaks, while restaurants like Cafe Asia are packed during happy hour.

In terms of activities and entertainment, Rosslyn does not disappoint. The Rosslyn Spectrum Theater holds five annual film festivals including some showings of the D.C. Independent Film Festival. The Jazz Festival and US FreedomWalk Festivals are some activities that are family friendly. Other points of interest include the aforementioned Iwo Jima Memorial, as well as the the the Artisphere, an art center that houses galleries and performance areas.

There are also multiple walking/hiking and bicycle trails in Rosslyn that connect it to the greater Northern Virginia and D.C. areas. Trails include the Custis Trail, which travels alongside Interstate 66. By traveling on the Custis Trail, one can reach the Mount Vernon Trail, the Potomac Heritage Trail and the Capital Crescent Trail.

Transportation

Those looking for an area with good transit and transportation options, Rosslyn is the best choice. Every major road in Northern Virginia– including Interstate 66, Route 29, Route 50, and the George Washington Memorial Parkway– run by Rosslyn. These roads along with several major bridges make residents of Rosslyn able to access parts of the District with more ease than District dwellers according to City Smart Living’s Gabe Deukmaji.

Bikers also enjoy some benefits in Rosslyn. The metro station has bicycle parking. This paired with the on-street bicylcle parking locations gives bikers an edge in the urban village. Capital Bikeshare also has several stations throughout Rosslyn.

It is hard to beat the transit systems that service Rosslyn. Both the Blue and Orange line meet here as well as fourteen Metrobus lines. There are shuttles that run to Georgetown, and a bus line that runs from Rosslyn to Georgetown and Dupont Circle. Rosslyn, in a sense, is a haven to Northern Virginians who want to avoid traffic congestion.

Summary

Rosslyn, though geared more towards business-goers, is quickly turning into a sought out place to live in Arlington. The restaurant and bar scene is becoming a more local experience, the transit and transportation options are hard to beat, and the cultural amenities are growing, not to mention its gorgeous view of many D.C. monuments. Those looking for the Manhattan experience in Northern Virginia, look no further than Rosslyn.

Search for Rosslyn Area Homes

 
$975,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,812
 
Open House: Feb 25, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1111 19TH STREET NORTH #1708, ARLINGTON, VA 22209
$869,900
Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,175
 
$649,000
Beds: 1
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,066
 
$144,500
Beds: 0
Baths: 1
Sq. Ft.: 401
 
$5,995,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 4 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,447
 
$3,995,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 2
Sq. Ft.: 6,072
 
$3,148,750
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 3,045
 
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Beds: 3
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,165
 
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Beds: 6
Baths: 5 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 8,169
 
$1,640,000
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,882
 
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