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Columbia Pike

Arlington’s Oldest & Newest Main Street

An eclectic blend of the old and new that truly represents Arlington's diversity.

Columbia Pike is one of the most culturally-diverse communities in the D.C.-metro region. Along the 3.5-mile-long corridor that stretches from Arlington’s border with Fairfax County in the west to Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon in the east, you’ll find a vibrant community with a “Main Street” feel and a unique blend of housing, local shops, and businesses, and the County’s largest concentration of ethnic restaurants. It is home to nearly 40,000 residents representing over 150 nationalities.

Having served as a major thoroughfare connecting the nation’s capital to Northern Virginia since 1810, the eclectic mix of old and new means that, here, there is something for everyone. The Pike’s art deco buildings and Arlington's greatest concentration of ethnic restaurants make the Pike a unique spot for visitors to enjoy.

You’ll also find amazing events from the annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival, with nationally renowned headliners, local food, and arts and crafts vendors, to outdoor movie nights each summer and the year-round Columbia Pike Farmers Market.

Columbia Pike Blues Festival
Columbia Pike Blues Festival

Attractions Near Columbia Pike

Nearby are the Air Force Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and Joint Base Myer – Henderson Hall along with more than 500 businesses. Get to Columbia Pike via Metrobus and Arlington Transit (ART) with connections to Metrorail at the Pentagon, Pentagon City, and Ballston.

For more information on Columbia Pike, you can also visit the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization website.