Rosslyn

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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.

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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

$1,415,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,962
SQFT
2215 N Oak Court
Arlington, VA 22209
PALISADES PARK Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,200,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
Belvedere #1514
1600 N Oak Street 1514
Arlington, VA 22209
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$1,159,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,475
SQFT
The Waterview #2803
1111 19th Street N 2803
Arlington, VA 22209
$839,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,398
SQFT
Prospect House #855
1200 N Nash Street 855
Arlington, VA 22209
$759,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
833
SQFT
The Waterview #2110
1111 19th Street N 2110
Arlington, VA 22209
$749,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,398
SQFT
Prospect House #551
1200 N Nash Street 551
Arlington, VA 22209
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$699,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,320
SQFT
Belvedere #121
1600 N Oak Street 121
Arlington, VA 22209
$599,900
Penthouse Unit/Flat/Apartment For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,110
SQFT
River Place #1006
1121 Arlington Boulevard 1006
Arlington, VA 22209
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$489,000
Penthouse Unit/Flat/Apartment For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,015
SQFT
River Place #1004
1121 Arlington Boulevard 1004
Arlington, VA 22209
$335,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
884
SQFT
River Place #842
1121 Arlington Boulevard 842
Arlington, VA 22209
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$319,900
Penthouse Unit/Flat/Apartment For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
754
SQFT
River Place #1016
1121 Arlington Boulevard 1016
Arlington, VA 22209
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$270,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
485
SQFT
Prospect House #862
1200 Nash Street 862
Arlington, VA 22209
Price Change - 16 hours ago
$265,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,050
SQFT
River Place #131
1021 Arlington Boulevard 131
Arlington, VA 22209
$244,950
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
716
SQFT
River Place #907
1111 Arlington Boulevard 907
Arlington, VA 22209
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$230,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
716
SQFT
River Place #543
1021 Arlington Boulevard 543
Arlington, VA 22209
New Listing - 5 days online
$229,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
963
SQFT
Belvedere #2730A
1212 Saint Louis Avenue 2730a
Ocean City, MD 21842
$229,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
716
SQFT
River Place #706
1121 Arlington Boulevard 706
Arlington, VA 22209
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
514
SQFT
River Place #509
1121 Arlington Boulevard 509
Arlington, VA 22209
New Listing - a week online
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
514
SQFT
River Place #340
1121 Arlington Boulevard 340
Arlington, VA 22209
$188,500
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
559
SQFT
River Place #932
1121 Arlington Boulevard 932
Arlington, VA 22209
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