Conveniently located south of I-66, the Ballston, Virginia, neighborhood combines a number of condo developments with a growing mix of retail and office buildings. Despite its easy access to the Metro and a number of conveniences, the area also features a number of parks, trails, and wide open spaces, adding to its allure for young professionals.
Ballston has the dubious distinction of having had the first “pay” parking garage in the 50s and still retains a small town flavor with some of its older shops. Anchor stores include the Ballston Mall as well as the Giant grocery store and Harris Teeter.
The housing stock is dominated by high-rise condo developments such as Alta Vista and the Monroe, intermingled with a few townhouses. New condo developments are continuing to spring up but the few single family homes in Ballston have traditionally been rehabbed or razed to make way for newer homes on the same lot.
Located west of the Clarendon neighborhood, north of Ashton Heights, Ballston is roughly bounded on the north by I-66, on the south by Wilson Boulevard, and on the east by Kirkwood Road and the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and N 10th Street.
Ballston is served by the Ballston and Virginia Square Metro Stops on the Orange Line.
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Within an easy walk of virtually everything you need, the Ballston community presents an urban environment that’s full of fun and enjoyment at every turn. This walkable, Arlington County neighborhood is close enough to the city to enjoy all the comforts that the area provides, yet removed enough to enjoy more of a small-town atmosphere.
Served by the Metro, it’s just as easy to get around Ballston by foot or bike as it is any other way, exploring all that the community has to offer it... Read More
Within a short stroll of area restaurants, grocery stores, entertainment options and more, Ballston presents a true walkable neighborhood in Arlington County. This desirable community allows for residents to experience the best of both worlds; situated only a few miles from DC, yet retaining somewhat of a small-town feel.
Full of everything from single-family homes and condos to apartments and high-rises, the community also offers easy access to local theaters, a comedy club, and doze... Read More
Just a few miles away from DC, Ballston serves up a walkable, urban experience to residents, a taste of small town living with all the benefits of living close to everything. Filled with condos and apartments, single-family homes and office space, this Arlington neighborhood continues to evolve.
A full 25-blocks, the Ballston Business Improvement District is gaining a reputation for its amenities and its artistic charm. Close enough to top institutions, universities and companies; Bal... Read More
Arlington, Virginia has been chosen as “America’s Most Walkable Suburb” and one of the best “Walk Friendly” communities by Prevention magazine and by the University of North Carolina’s Center for Pedestrian and Bicycle Information. Arlington has great public transit as well as lots of sidewalks and trails. Arlington’s quality of life is high; part of it is due to business and city leaders creating lively and walkable places that attract young adults, families and businesses to live in t... Read More
Ballston offers a blend of city and suburban life with great access to both Northern Virginia and DC. Besides, it’s a cool place to live. While Ballston is a thriving residential, office and retail neighborhood, it also adopts a suburban feel if you just walk three or four blocks from the epicenter of North Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard. This Arlington neighborhood feels like a village with parks and single family homes where residents enjoy quiet streets, shopping and amenities….but... Read More
Arlington’s popular Ballston neighborhood is welcoming Ballston Green, a new community of four-story luxury townhomes now for sale just four blocks from the Ballston Metro at the intersection of N Wakefield Street and Wilson Boulevard. Only 28 townhomes are being built, with 18 already pre-sold, awaiting spring 2014 deliveries. Ballston Green homes will have classic brick facades and contemporary interiors, featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with high-end finishes like hardwood floors... Read More
The transformation of Ballston from a sleepy neighborhood in the shadows of DC into a lively, urban hamlet is enticing many 20-somethings to check out this neighborhood. Dominated by high-rise condo developments including the Alta Vista and the Monroe, Ballston is conveniently located south of I-66 and on the Wilson Boulevard-Clarendon Boulevard corridor, which was named one of the 10 “Great Streets” in the U.S. by the American Planning Association.Ballston has plenty to offer: The Balls... Read More
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Listing information last updated on January 19th, 2019 at 5:15pm EST.