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Lively streetscapes

Local Vibes

Arlington is home to 10 vibrant neighborhoods, each with its own energy, interesting features and unique personality.

Explore Arlington's 10 distinctive neighborhoods, a mix of soaring high-rises and turn-of-the-century homes, high-end shopping and funky boutiques, upscale dining and cozy pizza joints. Each exudes its own individuality and charm, with miles of bike lanes and well-lit, tree-lined sidewalks for easy navigation. Make your way through our neighborhoods to enjoy their lively streetscapes and local vibes, while residents roll out the welcome mat for you.

Here are Arlington’s 10 inviting neighborhoods.

Driven by innovation and urban cool, Ballston is a vibrant neighborhood surrounded by quiet park-laced residential areas.

Buzzing with activity around the clock, the lively village of Clarendon defines urban cool with a mix of upscale businesses and mom-and-pop shops, of trendy coffee shops and hip restaurants.

The world in a zip code, 3.5-mile-long Columbia Pike represents 150 nationalities and Arlington’s largest selection of ethnic restaurants. 

Considered Arlington county’s civic center for its administrative and judicial offices, Courthouse has the bustling appeal of an urban city but the residential quiet of a suburb.

High-tech and innovative, Crystal City is a high-octane urban community, the future home of Amazon HQ2 and Arlington’s largest downtown, perched on the Potomac River.

Family-friendly Langston Boulevard (previously called Lee Highway) boasts inviting recreational parks, fascinating historic sites and great restaurants, both local and exotic.

It’s an incomparable shopping mecca, for sure, but Pentagon City — named for the world’s largest office building — also boasts trendy cafes and restaurants and iconic national attractions.

 A high-energy Potomac riverside community, Rosslyn is as urban and active as the hip

young professionals who work in its soaring glass towers.

Small-town charm, thriving arts and entertainment, and engaging community fun define the walkable urban village of Shirlington.

Considered a hidden neighborhood gem with a small-town feel, Westover is a suburban residential community that is highly livable, walkable and bikeable.