Rosslyn has often been called "the skyline of Washington, DC." With its skyscraping buildings that house some of the area's leading businesses and many government agencies, it's no wonder that Rosslyn has earned that nickname. Rosslyn will soon become home to the two tallest office buildings in the metro area, one from Monday Properties, soaring 35 stories above the city; the other, Central Place, from The JBG Co.'s, with the area's only public observation deck atop a 390-foot office tower.
Located just over the Frances Scott Key Bridge, residents and visitors can access the city via the Metro or local bus. Or, you can stay in Rosslyn and enjoy a beautiful view of the Capitol building over the Potomac River. Search the MLS for Rosslyn homes and you'll get a sense of the urban feel of Rosslyn real estate. Rossyln is home to the area’s tallest and most expensive residential skyscrapers, including the recently completed Waterview Tower and Turnberry Towers. Rosslyn is one of the five “urban villages” along the Wilson Boulevard-Clarendon Boulevard Corridor. Recently named one of the United States' 10 "Great Streets" by the American Planning Association, this corridor also includes Ballston, Clarendon, Courthouse and Virginia Square.
Rosslyn's unique style brings together the best in urban design and outdoor living. With 14 parks and plazas, Rosslyn provides an abundance of tranquil settings. A pedestrian-friendly community, Rosslyn's sidewalks and scenic walking and biking trails make each corner of the community easy to get to.
Search Rosslyn homes for sale, find your Rosslyn dream home and you'll feel like you live right in the heart of Washington, DC. The biggest perk for home buyers in the Rosslyn area is its proximity to the District. Residents who buy a home here can get to work in the city in less than ten minutes, while enjoying rents and taxes that are lower than living inside the District itself. Search the MLS for Rosslyn real estate to explore the many exciting Rosslyn housing options this extension of the city has to offer, including condos, lofts and high-rise apartments. Rosslyn is served by Arlington Public Schools.
Buy a Rosslyn home and you won’t even have to enter a museum to enjoy amazing artwork. The grounds of the local business sector are decorated with public art to enjoy while eating lunch on a nearby bench or strolling down a local street. Come visit Rosslyn and you can even catch a show at the local Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, where you can enjoy everything from cabaret variety acts to Broadway plays. The Theater seats 387 people and also doubles as a convention center, holding local meetings and conferences. Rosslyn is also the host of annual jazz and film festivals.
Though Rosslyn home buyers can find plenty to do inside, the mild climate of the Rosslyn area might have you yearning for something to do outside. You can spend your weekends walking along the Mount Vernon or Potomac Heritage Trails. Rosslyn is adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery so you can also get a bit of history by visiting this historic landmark or the Iwo Jima war memorial that stands in Rosslyn. Begin your Rosslyn home search today and learn more about the culture, history and fun waiting for you here!
Rosslyn’s beautiful skyline looks like one of a major city, however the dense business sector housed in towering skyscrapers is packed into just over one square mile. Boeing and Price WaterHouse Coopers both have a major presence here. The local Washington, DC ABC affiliate also makes their home in Rosslyn. Business travelers and tourists can choose from the Marriott or the Hyatt hotels located here.
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Restaurants in/around Rosslyn
Damoso Trattoria Moderna (Hotel Palomar), Café Asia, Piola Restaurant, cityhouse, Red Hot & Blue, Continental Modern Pool Lounge, China Garden, Chop’t Salad Co., Cosi, Choupi Crepes, Starbucks, Quiznos Subs, Chipotle
Metro: Rosslyn, Orange line
Metrobus Routes Serving Rosslyn
M 38B to Ballston
M 38B to Clarendon
M 38B to Court House
M 3ABE to Lee Highway
Arlington Transit (ART) Serving Rosslyn
A 45 to Columbia Pike
A 61 Court House
DC Circulator route serving Rosslyn: Dupont Georgetown- Rosslyn
Zipcar has locations throughout the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor
• To Woodbridge/Stafford- Located between North Moore Street and North Fort Myer Drive on Lee Hwy service road. From Metro: Exit west entrance and turn left (north) and proceed across 19th Street. Signs have been erected to help locate the line
• To Springfield/Burke- Located on North Kent Street
• More information about slug lines