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The Arlington neighborhood of Rosslyn is relatively quiet today, but it’s actually rife with colorful history. Don’t let all the modern office buildings and high-rise apartment buildings fool you, generations ago Rosslyn was known for its gambling dens, saloons and brothels.

At least that’s how some historians describe the neighborhood around the end of the Civil War. Farmers making their way to Georgetown markets were known to arm themselves as they journeyed through Rosslyn.

In particular, Dead Man’s Hollow was a notorious spot for criminal activity. Found not far from Rosslyn, it was often the scene of robberies and sometimes even more serious crimes.

That’s all until the turn-of-the-century when a local newspaper owner and attorney made

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For the enjoyment of an Arlington lifestyle, come home to reimagined, contemporary living at Key and Nash Condos. This newer construction condo property takes the place of an older apartment complex that was originally built in the mid 1950s.

The low-rise vintage building built decades ago has since been replaced by a new mid-rise condo building called Key and Nash. The property also includes a half-dozen townhomes.

Generally, units at Key and Nash range from around 850 square feet of living space to more than 1,900 square feet of living space. Appropriately named for its address, Key and Nash sits at the corner of Key Boulevard and Nash Street in Rosslyn.

The entire project includes dozens of luxury condos, along with a handful of

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With the expected arrival of thousands of additional workers in the near future, Metro leaders are working on plans to keep up with growth near the Crystal City Metro Station. A new proposal aims to make a second entrance to the station near Crystal Drive and 18th Street South.

While the station is already busy, adding a new entrance could help turn the station into a key commuting hub. That’s significant because of all the new Amazon employees expected to descend on the area in the future.

In total, Amazon is expecting 25,000 employees at its new National Landing headquarters. The company’s corporate complex consists of two high-rise buildings currently under construction, as well as another tower that’s been leased to

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A brand new residential development of condos and apartments is headed to Rosslyn. The Highlands is a new three-building complex that’s expected to open sometime later this fall.

The first building is a 27-story condo building called Pierce. The tower is set to include space for more than 100 luxury condominium homes when complete.

Floor plans at Pierce range from around 1,100 to more than 2,000 square feet of living space. The sophisticated condos are priced from the $900,000s to some topping $3 million.

The units of this building come with top-rated appliances, wine refrigerators and quartz countertops in the chef-inspired kitchens, along with large islands. In addition, you’ll find oversized private balconies with most of the condos, and

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With plenty of places to shop, eat and explore, Ballston-Virginia Square is a real hit with singles and families, alike. Noted as a walkable, urban village, the neighborhood has a strong mix of residential and commercial offerings.

In fact, the Arlington County neighborhood offers a full range of home styles, from apartments and condos to some relatively more affordable single-family homes. This presents a number of options for buyers, whether you’re in need of a cozy home for one, or a larger home with enough room for a growing family.

It’s also a great place to live if you’re hoping to enjoy easy access to area entertainment and amenities. In fact, Ballston-Virginia Square is full of area shops and restaurants, with options on the menu ranging

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Arlington is widely known as a great place to live, with safe neighborhoods and top-notch public schools. While you may have already heard about some of its best attributes, it’s likely you’ll still come across some hidden gems when you take a closer look at some of its neighborhoods.

Bluemont

Arlington’s Bluemont neighborhood is full of bike trails, parks and tall trees. As one of the largest neighborhoods in Arlington, Bluemont has a diverse selection of homes at a somewhat more affordable price point.

While mostly consisting of single-family homes, there are some apartments and townhouses on the edge of the neighborhood. Yet another advantage of living in Bluemont is that many restaurants and retailers are within walking distance of the

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For an urban village lifestyle and the convenience of a popular dog park, it’s time to come explore the many amenities of Shirlington. The village was planned to include restaurants, boutiques, a theater and more, but perhaps one of the biggest draws of all is the Shirlington Dog Park.

Originally established more than three decades ago, the dog park was one of the first in the region to have an off-leash dog exercise area. Pets and their owners have about two-acres to explore, and there’s a separate adjoining area for those with small dogs.

Visitors are welcome at the park daily, and an estimated 200,000 visit the park each year. It holds the honor of being named one of the top dog parks in the country and the region.

In fact, some say it’s

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New townhomes are still selling in the stylish Trenton Square at Ballston development. This Arlington property offers a total of just 19 townhomes for buyers to choose from, and many have already been sold.

These four-level, traditional red-brick townhomes contain three-bedrooms and 3.5-baths. They are priced starting from the high $900,000s, and offer more than 2,200 square feet of living space, in two slightly different floor plans.

The bottom level of each townhome includes a two-car garage, a powder room and some space to create a home office. The next level of the townhome adds in a designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and a large kitchen island.

This floor of the home also offers a dining room, family

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They’re right across the Potomac River from each other, but DC and Arlington each have their own unique qualities. The location you choose probably has a lot to do with your lifestyle needs.

DC

If you want to be close to available nightlife and everything else going on in the city, DC is the place to be. The city boasts thousands of restaurants, plus it’s also home to the National Mall and the Kennedy Center.

The area also boasts some of the nation’s top universities, like George Washington University, Howard and Georgetown. It’s elementary and high schools typically rank lower than those in nearby Arlington.

In terms of walkability, DC is ahead of Arlington, although it sometimes depends on which Arlington neighborhood you choose.

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Arlington may not be the most inexpensive place to live in the nation, but it seems it is extremely budget-friendly when it comes to dating. According to a new study, Arlington is second on the list of the “Best Cities for Budget-Friendly Dating” in 2021.

The ranking comes from the personal finance website SmartAsset.com. In coming up with the list, analysts looked at a variety of metrics, including date affordability. More specifically they considered things like the cost of a bottle of wine, takeout and even the cost of two cappuccinos.

They also looked at date access. For this, analysts considered restaurant, snack shop and coffee shop density. They also considered the percentage of parkland and the percentage of

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