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national landing - amazon hq2

Thanks to Amazon, the spotlight is certainly shining bright on Crystal City these days. This urban neighborhood is a great place to work, live and play, and it’s now home to the new Amazon HQ2.

It’s estimated the online giant will eventually bring 25,000 new jobs to the area and give a major boost to local real estate. The project’s first towers are planned for Crystal City and that could mean big things for the future.

With the expectation that many of those employees will be searching for a nearby place to live, residential prices in the area are already on the rise. Which much of Arlington consists of a diverse mix of housing, most homes in Crystal City tend to be multi-unit buildings, including high-rise condos and apartments.

Some of the

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crystal gateway - arlington va

A true icon of the neighborhood, the Crystal Gateway condos rise up high above Crystal City. This established high-rise stands 18-stories high, with a distinguished, curving façade that easily makes it stand out in the neighborhood.

Originally built in the early 1980s, there are now more than 170 condos for buyers to choose from in the building. Potential buyers are treated to a range of different floor plans, even including a two-story penthouse with floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular views of the DC area.

Prospective new residents can expect to find light-filled units with large, modernized kitchens and remodeled baths. Other units have seen even more updates over the years, including the addition of hardwood floors and some built-ins.

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Locals may still refer to the separate neighborhoods of Crystal City, Potomac Yard and Pentagon City individually, but the Crystal City Business Improvement District now officially has a new, more cohesive name. The old Crystal City BID is now known as National Landing BID.

Along with its new name, the BID also has a new logo and a newly rebranded website. The logo is reflective of the area, with yellow, blue and green colors to reference area parks and green space, as well as the nearby Potomac River and the Metrorail lines. All three neighborhood names are also incorporated into the logo itself.

Proponents first brought up the idea of making the name change some time ago. Part of that had to do with the BID’s expansion from Crystal City into

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A plan to connect up Crystal City with Reagan National Airport could be even closer to reality. Called CC2DCA, the plan calls for a pedestrian bridge or tunnel to connect Crystal City to an airport parking garage.

If this happens, it could mean a five-minute walk to the airport. Not only would it be convenient for area residents and visitors, but it could also mean big news in terms of economic development and sustainability for the area.

According to a feasibility study by the Crystal City Business Improvement District, a new walkway would likely attract new development, new businesses and new residents. It could also potentially someday lead to high-speed rail service.

While the airport is only

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crystal city - arlington va

For many people Crystal City conjures up more recent news, named as the site of Amazon’s new headquarters, but there’s much more to the area. The modern vision of the Crystal City we see today actually stretches back for generations.

Long before the 1960s rolled around, Crystal City was mostly industrial. The area was filled with junkyards, industrial sites and lower-rent motels. A drive-in theater once sat in the area, but you hardly found many of the buildings you see today.

By the mid-century, plans were being drawn up that would transform the area for the next several decades. That’s when Crystal City’s very first apartment building went up, named Crystal House after the massive crystal chandelier in its lobby. The name quickly caught on

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fashion centre at pentagon city - arlington va

If you’re planning on doing some shopping in National Landing or just searching for a bite to eat, you’ll find plenty of options. From the shops of Fashion Centre to Potomac Yard Center, the choices are endless in this urban community.

With well more than 150 shops, stores and restaurants to choose from, Fashion Centre at Pentagon City provides a wide variety of selections. Shops in this location include upscale selections such as Nordstrom, Coach and Michael Kors, plus Kate Spade, Microsoft, Apple and many other traditional clothing and specialty shops.

In addition, the site also includes several different options in dining, from trendy eateries and cafes to more casual burger and pizza shops. This three-level shopping area is accessible via

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long bridge park - national landing

With millions of square feet of commercial space and upwards of 100-acres of land ripe for development, National Landing provides plenty of appeal overlooking the DC area. Set right alongside the Potomac River, National Landing, however, is also known for its green space and outdoor recreational possibilities at area parks.

Crystal City Water Park

Options include the Crystal City Water Park in Arlington. The park offers up a great place to sit and relax with friends and family. While not necessarily a water park in theory, there is a fountain at the park and it provides a relaxing location to listen to the rushing water or sit under the shade of one of the tables and area benches. You’ll find live music on certain summer nights for added

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eclipse on center park - 3600-3650 s glebe rd arlington

Abundant amenities and a superb address mark the site of Eclipse on Center Park. Found in the Crystal City area of Southern Arlington, the two-building property features hundreds of units in all, with two buildings and a full 11-stories of private condos, amenities and mixed-use space.

Built in the mid 2000s, Eclipse on Center Park in National Landing offers up your choice of studios and one-bedroom units, along with some much larger two-bedroom units, as well. This provides plenty of options for new residents moving to the area.

All of the homes of Eclipse are treated to such desirable features as open floor plans and modernly appointed kitchens. As well, you will also find upscale additions such as hardwood flooring.

Ranging in size from

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crystal gateway - 1300 crystal drive - arlington va

Luxury living meets an urban environment in the graceful sophistication of Crystal Gateway. Easily distinguished by its curved architecture and towering design, the building is a tribute to the Crystal City neighborhood in which it resides.

With the luxury of only up to four units per floor, the building is home to more than 170 residences in a high-rise setting. First delivered in the early 1980s, the boutique property includes several options in two- to three-bedroom floor plans, with around 1,500 square feet to upwards of 2,700 square feet of living space for one of the much larger and more spacious penthouse units.

Common features of the homes include the open floor plans, as well as a mix of hardwoods and tile flooring, large closets and

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long bridge park - arlington va

Green space is one of the drivers when it comes to bringing in new residents and businesses, and Crystal City hopes to capitalize on that with several new parks planned for the area. While Crystal City is already prized for its walk-able downtown and a large amount of open space, it’s hoped that even more parks will further enhance the neighborhood.

The popularity of existing green space such as the Crystal City Water Park is just one reason why new parks are planned. The existing park includes an outdoor café and plenty of room to enjoy a picnic lunch.

Long Bridge Park is also a favorite of locals. It already includes several sports fields, an environmentally friendly rain garden and a playground. Meanwhile, future plans call for expanding the

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