AR - Ballston Virginia Square
Ballston, a charming and chic neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia lies just west of Washington, DC at the end of the Wilson Boulevard/Clarendon metro corridor. This makes it an ideal place to live for people who work in the city. Ballston is one of Arlington’s best communities and combines the hustle and bustle of a big metro area with the convenience of a smaller locality.
With an area of 0.345 square miles, Ballston has a variety of luxury to moderately priced condos. Estimated median home value is $518,000. Single-family homes are found mostly on the outskirts.
Ballston gets its name from the Ball family (relatives of George Washington) who were among the first settlers in Arlington. The neighborhood grew fast with the advent of the Metro station in 1979 and includes businesses, apartments, condos, schools, shopping malls, night life, restaurants and parks.
In addition to the Arlington County public schools, there are about 25 elementary schools, the Washington-Lee High School, two middle schools and many other schools. With a population of 12,319, Ballston is home to highly educated professionals as well as a trendy young crowd. It has the highest number of post- graduates in the United States.
Ballston residents enjoy a convenient lifestyle and it is estimated that approximately 22% of homeowners have lived here for over five years. The area is pedestrian friendly and with the Metro service covering both Ballston and Virginia Square, people don’t need to use a car to get around as much as in other places.
The Ballston Common Ball, a multi-story shopping mall is just two short blocks from the Ballston-MU Metro Station and Harris Teeter Supermarket. Ballston also has several parks, gyms and recreational facilities.
Places of interest include Arlington Main Library, Arlington Visitors Center, Curtis Lee Mansion, Marymount University as well as the Washington DC attractions.
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