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Welcome to Arlington's International Main Street

Columbia Pike is a beautiful, bohemian mixture of old and new. On the same corner you will see classic art deco buildings, upscale condos, small specialty retail stores, ethnic restaurants, and federal buildings. Columbia Pike has become a wonderful symbol of diversity and dedication. The Columbia Pike area-also referred to as "The Pike"-offers a unique living and working experience that truly embraces the spirit that America was built upon.

Traveling Around Town

Columbia Pike residents enjoy the best of all worlds. Not only is Columbia Pike a crossroads of many cultures and social ladders, it is also a crossroads for many governmental agencies. Want to be more green? Columbia Pike is one of the few Arlington suburbs that offers numerous direct bus routes to DC. Some of these bus routes also offers direct service to the Ballston and Pentagon Metro stations. The "Pike Ride" provides even more destinations, more service and more choices for Columbia Pike families to easily travel from their neighborhood to anywhere in Arlington, above and beyond the general city routes. There are also many direct roads for easy access to numerous federal buildings, as well as direct routes to anywhere in Arlington to you wish to visit.

Columbia Pike Urban Planning

One of the best parts of Columbia Pike is the extensive urban planning through the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization that has gone into the city development, as well as the continuing master planning that provides plans for future growth, new retail, residential development, and commercial growth-all without disturbing the rich and much loved character of the area. You will see many older buildings carefully restored and reused as mixed used development featuring beautiful modern condos, grocery stores, retail, restaurants and more. Future planning is well documented and carefully crafted to ensure all residents are able to get the most enjoyment out of this delightful community area.

Penrose Square on Columbia Pike

The revitalization of Columbia Pike has begun! Construction has begun on Penrose Square which includes 30,000 square feet of specialty retail/restaurants, a new 47,000 square foot Giant supermarket and 300 luxury apartment homes. Right in the heart of Arlington, Penrose Square is only a few miles from Ballston, Rosslyn, Crystal City, the Pentagon, downtown Washington, DC, and all the area’s major roadways. Penrose Square is designed to enrich Columbia Pike and provide its residents and guests more options for both luxury living and quality shopping. Those who choose to live on “the Pike” will appreciate the revitalization, and offering of high-end homes and the centralized location, while those that choose to stop in and shop/eat will enjoy the many desirable retail stores that were previously unavailable.

Find your New Home in Columbia Pike

Those looking to buy a home can search the MLS for Columbia Pike, VA homes for sale and peruse the plethora of housing options this area has to offer. In addition to single family homes, and luxury condos, the area also boasts several mixed-use developments where residents can live, work and shop without getting in their cars. Columbia Pike is served by Arlington Public Schools, recently touted as “a national model for teaching diverse students” by Washington Magazine. With everything in Columbia Pike waiting for you, why wait to enjoy it? Simply contact us to tour Columbia Pike, VA real estate for sale now!

Community Links

• Columbia Pike Library- website
• Columbia Heights Civic Association- website
• Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization- website
• Douglas Park Civic Association- website
• Penrose Civic Association- website
• Arlington Heights Civic Association- website
• Alcova Heights Citizens Association- website
• Barcroft School and Civic League- website
• History of the Columbia Turnpike- website

Public Transportation

Metrobus Routes Serving Columbia Pike
M 10B, 22A, 23AC, 25AB to Ballston
M 16H to Crystal City
M 23AC to Lee Highway
M 16GHK to Pentagon City
M 25A to Shirlington
M 23AC to 24ABCG to Westover

Arlington Transit (ART) Serving Columbia Pike
A41, A42, A75 to Ballston
A41, A42, A77 to Clarendon
A41, A77 to Court House
A41-A51, A53, A62 to Lee Highway
A45 to Rosslyn
A77 to Shirlington
A42, A75 to Westover
A41, A42, A75 to Virginia Square

For most current route information, visit (ART routes) or (Merobus and Metrorail routes)

Taxi Companies
• EnviroCAB- The World’s First Carbon-NegativeTaxi Fleet, website
• Red Top, website
• Blue Top, website


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