Ballston Community – Arlington Virginia

Ballston, the thriving urban village that anchors the county’s western edge.

Shopping, restaurants, parks and community activities abound.

Ballston is a hub of science and technology. Although it is ranked as having the highest concentration of scientific research agencies (the National Science Foundation and the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute to name but two), it is not only about pocket-protectors and quantum physics. This neighborhood provides its residents with first-class restaurants such as Willow, friendly-atmosphere eateries such as Bailey’s Pub and neighborhood staples such as Rio Grande. And, it is the site of the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel – a premier hotel full of five-star services.

Although, it is difficult to tire of the local mom-and-pop shops in Ballston, on rainy weekends many residents head to The Ballston Common Mall to catch a flick at Regal Cinemas. The shopping complex, one of the largest in the area, is also home to Macy’s, Foot Locker and Coldstone Creamery. And, the Kettler Capitals Iceplex is here – home to the Washington Capitals hockey team where practice seesions are open to the public and free of charge. Year-round public skating is also offered.

Parks, schools and single-family homes create neighborhoods that are both friendly and family-oriented. Ballston also has its fair share of high-rise condominiums with wonderful views and city-slick dwellings. The two merge perfectly together and create an environment of harmonious living.

Ballston supplies a healthy share of community activities throughout the calendar year. The Taste of Arlington makes its annual appearance every May and finds residents strolling through vendor’s stalls sampling delicious treats. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington, based in Ballston, puts on an annual “Walk for the Animals” in the community. There is always something to do in Ballston.


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