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Driven by innovation

Millennial heaven? Here’s where urban chill begins.

Ballston, the western anchor of Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston Metro corridor, is where 75 percent of the population is under 45. With a variety of hotels, shopping and dining for every taste and budget – and whether you’re here for a family vacation or a quick business trip -- Ballston is hip, smart and sophisticated.

It’s the Washington metro region's hub of innovation, research, learning, technology and science. With the federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Office of Naval Research, and research facilities for several major universities, Ballston is an epicenter for research and discovery.

You’ll find more than 80 restaurants in a five-block radius -- from destination restaurants like Punch Bowl Social to great pubs and a multitude of quick and tasty selections for midday meals -- in this bustling, walkable neighborhood. Visit Ballston Quarter for an afternoon filled with style, food, cool shops and inspiring people. Recreation in Ballston includes the chance to punch out your frustrations at Bash Boxing, take in the latest blockbuster film at Regal Cinema Ballston Stadium 12 and MedStar Capitals Iceplex, where you can watch the Washington Capitals practice or get out on the ice during open skate!

For more information on Ballston, you can also visit the Ballston Business Improvement District (BID) website.