National Landing

National Landing is an area of Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC that includes the communities of Crystal City and Pentagon City in Arlington and Potomac Yard in Alexandria. This area is located adjacent to Reagan National Airport, the Pentagon and just 15 minutes from DC. Real estate options in this urban, walkable neighborhood include high-rise condos in Crystal City and Pentagon City and town homes and mid-rise condos in Potomac Yard.  Read more about National Landing.

National Landing Homes & Condos For Sale

National Landing Homes & Condos For Sale May 25, 2022
30
Listed
55
Avg. DOM
$512.56
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$661,000
Med. List Price
30 Properties
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$1,399,000
Neighborhood: Potomac Yards
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,428
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
8
Days on Site
VAAX2012974
MLS
Beautiful 4 level townhome with detached 2 car garage, private patio, roof top terrace and in law suite!! Park in your 2 car garage, walk thru your private brick patio backyard, and enter on the...
$1,365,000
Neighborhood: Potomac Greens
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,680
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
36
Days on Site
VAAX2011976
MLS
Rarely available 4 BR/3.5 BA Fairfax Model townhome in sought-after Potomac Greens. Best location in Potomac Greens! Looks out onto a charming pocket park. Steps from the community clubhouse, gym and...
$1,199,000
Neighborhood: The Representative
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,512
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
28
Days on Site
VAAR2015048
MLS
Spectacular 3BR/3.5BA with 2,500+ SqFt and a wrap-around covered balcony with unobstructed views of the Washington Monument in a full-service building, just a short walk to Amazon HQ2, Metro, parks,...
$1,099,000
Neighborhood: Arlington Ridge
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,433
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
157
Days on Site
VAAR2008932
MLS
UNMATCHED SIZE AND VALUE! Residence 602 at The Representative is a one of a kind home boasting three exposures and commanding views of downtown. Upon entering, this sprawling one level three-bedroom,...
Open 5/28
721 Carpenter Rd Alexandria, VA 22314
$985,000
Neighborhood: Potomac Greens
3
Beds
4
Baths
1,762
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
6
Days on Site
VAAX2013376
MLS
In the cozy Potomac Greens community, 721 Carpenter St stands proudly within a quiet neighborhood sitting directly adjacent to a lovely commercial district. This four story, three and a half bedroom,...
$985,000
Neighborhood: Potomac Greens
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
1,882
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
6
Days on Site
VAAX2013296
MLS
Beautiful 4-level townhouse located in the charming Potomac Greens neighborhood, featuring brick sidewalks & porches and lots of green space ** Tile entry with coat closet & access to large two-car...
$934,900
Neighborhood: Potomac Yard
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,480
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
32
Days on Site
VAAX2012154
MLS
Dylan’s design embodies style and sophistication with clean, fresh, and timeless interiors and fine finishes. Dylan’s generously sized condominium residences, many including dens, will feature...
$895,000
Neighborhood: Crystal Gateway
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,139
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
8
Days on Site
VAAR2016994
MLS
Welcome to Crystal Gateway Condominiums, luxury living at its best in the Crystal City subdivision of Arlington, VA. This rare 3-bedroom 2.5 bath, with 2,139 sqft offers spectacular views, an...
$875,000
Condo: Potomac Yard
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,860
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
6
Days on Site
VAAX2013380
MLS
Sitting in the heart of the bustling, growing community at Potomac Yard, this charming, contemporary end unit features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a two level bump out and a balcony off of the owner...
$822,900
Neighborhood: Potomac Yard
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,224
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
34
Days on Site
VAAX2012112
MLS
Dylan’s design embodies style and sophistication with clean, fresh, and timeless interiors and fine finishes. Dylan’s generously sized condominium residences, many including dens, will feature...
$749,900
Neighborhood: Southampton
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,568
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
73
Days on Site
VAAR2012488
MLS
Freshly Painted Largest Townhouse & Updated Kitchen w/Brand new Stainless Steel Appliances and Granite Counter tops- Dorchester Model in the Southampton Community! There are only 12 units like this...
$725,000
Neighborhood: Eclipse On Center Park
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,209
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
57
Days on Site
VAAR2013450
MLS
Welcome Home to this gem! This location couldn’t get any better… minutes away from D.C, Del Ray, Old Town, Alexandria, and Reagan National Airport. Harris Teeters is located right below the...

More About National Landing

National Landing Neighborhoods

As part of its HQ2 project, Amazon and its new development partners in the area have rebranded the three existing neighborhoods that will host the new campus — Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Potomac Yard -- as “National Landing,” while retaining each area’s distinct name.

Crystal City

Crystal City, located in in the southeastern corner of Arlington County, is the site of Amazon’s headquarters and the area where much of the transformation will take place. While the neighborhood is currently quiet with many office buildings sitting empty, developers envision transforming the area into a vibrant city center and mix-used urban neighborhood. Crystal City had already started this transition into a tech and innovation hub, attracting a handful of tech-startups such as Lyft, non-profits, media giants such as Bloomberg and Fortune 500 corporations, including Boeing. Crystal City is also the official home of Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Pentagon City

Located in the southeast portion of Arlington County near The Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, Pentagon City is located on the Blue and Yellow lines of the Washington Metro and borders nearby Crystal City along U.S. Route 1. With its convenient location just 2 miles away from the National Mall in downtown Washington, the neighborhood has always been a popular site for hotels and businesses and boasts a multi-level indoor shopping mall. The mixed-use development, Pentagon Row, features a number of boutiques and eateries sprinkled amongst high-end condos and apartments. Residential neighborhoods include Aurora Highlands to the south and Arlington Ridge to the west.

Potomac Yard

Spanning southeastern Arlington County and northeastern Alexandria, Potomac Yard will serve as the site of the Innovation Campus Virginia Tech plans to establish. Today, the community is home to a mix of townhouses and condominiums that sit near a children’s play area, bike trail and nearby sports fields. With Old Town Alexandria and the airport just minutes away, the community has always been popular with families and commuters. Oakville is a proposed 1.5 million sf mixed use development with a heavy retail focus slated for the first phase of construction in late 2019.

National Landing Transportation

National Landing offers tremendous access to public transportation with three Metro Stations on the Blue and Yellow Lines (Pentagon City, Crystal City & Potomac Yard opening in 2021). The Virginia Railway Express has a stop in Crystal City offering rail service between Union Station and Broad Run on the Blue Line and Spotsylvania on the Red Line. The Metroway premium bus service runs between Pentagon City and the Braddock Road Metro Station. Reagan National Airport is located directly to the west of National Landing and a high line walkway between Crystal City and the airport is currently under evaluation.

The George Washington Memorial Parkway, Jefferson Davis Highway (Rt 1), I-395 and S Glebe Road are major thoroughfares passing through or near the National Landing community. Driving access to DC is most convenient via the 14th Street Bridge located just north of National Landing

National Landing Parks & Recreation

The National Landing neighborhood was designed with walkability in mind and public outdoor space is found throughout the community. The Crystal City Water Park offers a convenient place to escape the daily bustle with water fountains, picnic areas and regularly scheduled entertainment including live music. Longbridge Park at the north end of Crystal City offers 30-acres of recreation and outdoor space including playing fields, walkways, a rain garden and a public art display. The 24-acre Potomac Yard Park is located between the retail and residential areas of Potomac Yard and offers an interactive water fountain, walking trails, picnic areas, playing fields, sports courts and signs of an historic interpretation of the former use of the Yards. National Landing also offers convenient access to the 18-mile Mount Vernon Trail which runs alongside the Potomac River from Roosevelt Island in Washington, DC to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate in Alexandria.

National Landing Shopping, Dining & Entertainment

The urban, walkable National Landing community offers an abundance of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City features170 retailers and restaurants including Apple, Nordstrom and Macy's and is connected to the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City. The Potomac Yard Center offers a line-up of of big-box retailers including Target, Staples, Best Buy and PetsSmart as well as a number of restaurants including Cava, Five Guys and Hops Restaurant. A number of restaurants offering significant culinary variety are located in Crystal City on 23rd Street S as well as on Crystal Drive. The Regal Potomac Yard Stadium 16 is located at the west side of Potomac Yard Center.

National Landing History

National Landing’s pre-eminent neighborhoods - Crystal City - and Potomac Yard — are steeped in history.

In the 60s and 70s, Crystal City was the quiet home of government agencies, military contractors and industrial sites. The area’s name came from one of the first apartment buildings known as Crystal House which boasted an elaborate crystal chandelier in the lobby and still stands to this day. As subsequent buildings were completed, they took on variations of the “crystal” name — “Crystal Gateway,” “Crystal Towers” until the entire neighborhood relied on the name as a theme for its integrated layout of high rise buildings. In fact, many of the office buildings and residential high-rises used underground corridors so that travel between stores, offices and residences was possible without going above ground.

Potomac Yard draws its name from what was once one of the busiest rail yards on the eastern seaboard. Railroad development began in the 1850s, ultimately leading to the opening of the Alexandria Union Station in 1905 and the switching yard — Potomac Yard — that opened a year later. “Pot Yard” attracted thousands of workers who settled into what is now part of the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria. In its heyday, Potomac Yard processed thousands of cars daily. Today, the name also encompasses several newer projects, including the Potomac Yard Retail Center and a planned Metro station.

Working in National Landing

National Landing is located directly south of the Pentagon and has long been a location attractive to defense contractors. Current prominent employers in National Landing include Bloomberg, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and PBS.  Today approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and 3,000 non-defense support personnel work at the Pentagon in 6.6M square feet of floor space. 

The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) that went into effect in 2005 significantly impacted the Arlington area with 17,000 jobs leaving the area.  By 2015, BRAC's impact resulted in 3.7 million square feet of empty office space. This vast sea of empty space was a major draw for Amazon in selecting National Landing for its HQ2 deployment.

Amazon & National Landing

In late 2018, Amazon announced it had selected Crystal City in Arlington County, Virginia, as the future home of its HQ2 corporate expansion. Amazon’s HQ2 second headquarters project will help transform the DC region into more of a tech hub and includes 500,000 sf of office space that Amazon expects to occupy over the next four years in the Arlington County area with 25,000 new jobs. Immediately following Amazon's selection announcement, state and local officials created “National Landing,” a newly branded neighborhood that includes Potomac Yard and parts of southern Arlington, including Crystal City. As part of the announcement, Virginia Tech is establishing an “Innovation Campus” in the Alexandria portion of Potomac Yard. Amazon has slated Metropolitan Park and Pen Place as sites of additional Amazon office space, coming on board in 2025 and 2027 respectively.

To address the need for new housing, developers are exploring the possibility of unlocking Route 1 to provide additional housing opportunities with exit ramps and other uses that wouldn’t make sense in an urban environment. Additional improvements include bringing the road to grade and making it more pedestrian and bicyclist-friendly. Developers are also looking at RiverHouse, an existing 1,670-unit development at 1400 Joyce Street, for the addition of another 933 units across three buildings on the surface parking lot on the site. City planners are also hoping to preserve some 2,000 - 3000 units of affordable housing with an initial fund of $150 million.

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From Our Blog - National Landing
Embrace the Future at Dylan in Potomac Yard

Amazon’s new headquarters and a new Virginia Tech Innovation Campus may be planned for National Landing in the near future, but already a new luxury condo development is embracing the future ... Read more

The Rise of the Dylan in Potomac Yard

A brand new condo property will soon give buyers a new option in Potomac Yard. Dylan at Potomac Yard is a new upscale condo development under construction right now in Alexandria. Just minutes from ... Read more

Metro Plans New Crystal City Station Entrance to Accommodate New Amazon HQ

Photo: Jeff Jonez 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 ... Read more

Spotlight on Crystal City Powered by Amazon

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 ... Read more

Crystal Gateway Condos - Icon of the Neighborhood

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 ... Read more

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