Our Ballston apartments reside in one of Arlington VA’s mostly highly rated neighborhoods. The properties: The Amelia, Birchwood, Henderson Park, Quincy Plaza, Richmond Square, Oakcrest, Thomas Place, Thomas Court and Randolph Towers are all located in this valued area.
This page will give you some sense of the amenities and unique elements which make it such a great urban village to live in.
The most spectacular aspect of Ballston is that it has a downtown atmosphere without the hassles of inner city living. You get parking and easy metro access.
The buildings in the neighborhood are generally taller than most of Arlington VA; there is so much going on at any point of the day, without being overly loud or too unfriendly to the 9-5.
Directly off the high traffic center you can find quiet parks and cozy residential streets.
It is worth noting that though the Ballston apartments may be new buildings, but they sit in a neighborhood with a lot of history.
This area was an important crossroads starting from at least 1740, and has been an important commercial area ever since. The area was named after the Ball family, relatives of George Washington.
Economy & Employment in Ballston
On the work side of things, many important businesses and government agencies also find their home in Ballston. The National Science Foundation, DARPA, US Fish & Wildlife Service, & the Office of Naval Research all are located there and as such, it has become an important tech center.
Therefore many major government contractors and technology companies have taken up residence, like CACI, SAIC, and the headquarters of ESI International. There are also several major nonprofits and NGOs, like the Nature Conservancy, that have taken up residence in Ballston.
Along with all these institutions you can expect excellent schools and the presence of several colleges and universities.
Ballston Shopping & Dining
These Ballston apartments also give you easy access to a great selection of food. Like most city 1st Generation suburbs, you can find the same great variety of food as you would find in the city; from authentic Italian to classic Thai, you can find whatever fits your taste.
This vibrant area also boasts many independent coffee shops and bakeries, like the award-winning Buzz Bakery.
In addition to the slew of restaurants, Ballston also hosts the yearly Taste of Arlington food festival.
For over 20 years, this street fair has featured dozens of area restaurants and food companies, offering samples of their best food to the patrons. This festival pulls in approximately 15,000 people, and is considered one of the premier food events around DC, and easy to access from any of our Ballston apartments. Proceeds go to local charities.
Transportation In & Around Ballston Apartments
Transportation in and around the Ballston area is superb. The Ballston-MU Metro station is centrally located there, and can take you anywhere in and around DC, as well as connecting you with Metrobus and ART bus stations.
Directions to Our Ballston Apartments
From the north of DC, take 95 South and merge onto 495 West toward Bethesda/Northern Virginia, following the Beltway into Virginia. Then take Exit 45B and merge onto VA-267 East for several miles before merging onto I-66 East. Take 66 until you get to N. Fairfax Dr. toward VA-120/VA-237/Glebe Rd.
From all points to the south, take 95 North. It’s a slight right at Interstate 395 Connector N/Interstate 95 Connector N (signs for I-395 N/I-495 N/ Washington/Tysons Corner), and continue along I-395 North. Exit on S Glebe Rd/VA-120 N, which will take you directly to the heart of the neighborhood and the Ballston apartments.