AR - Courthouse

Courthouse is a neighborhood in Arlington VA.  It is home to the Courthouse stop on the Orange Line of the Metrorail transportation system, so it is a transit-oriented community.  The Courthouse neighborhood contains a mix of residential, government, office and retail development.

Since 1898 when the courthouse was relocated from the City of Alexandria to Fort Myer Heights, the County government has been a central focus of this neighborhood.  Both the relocation of the government center and the area’s convenience to transportation facilities led to the development of Arlington Virginia’s first residential subdivisions. Courthouse actually features one of the first garden-style apartment complexes built in the United States.  Built in the 1930s, Colonial Village consists of private condos, co-op housing and apartments for rent and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fort Woodbury once stood near the site of the current Arlington County VA Courthouse atop one of the highest hills in Arlington.  It was part of the “Arlington Line” of fortifications built after the Union seized the area in May 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War.  The fort was named for Major D.P. Woodbury, the engineer who designed and constructed the Arlington Line.  Woodbury Heights, a high-rise condominium that sits on the Fort Woodbury site, was constructed in the 1980s and is named in honor of the fort.

Those who live and work in the Courthouse Arlington VA have plenty of choices for shopping and fun things to do.  The Courthouse neighborhood includes the offices of Verizon and an 8-screen AMC movie theatre.  It is home to several dozen bars and restaurants ranging from informal lunch take-out spots (Cosi, Courthouse Deli) to upscale evening establishments (Ray’s the Steaks).  It is a venue for local bands.

An escalator from the Metrorail station leads to the Courthouse Plaza, a pedestrian mall with shops and restaurants set amongst the trees and fountains.  A Farmers’ Market is a popular Saturday morning event.

Moving away from the Metrorail Station, Courthouse Arlington VA becomes more village-like.  Rocky Run Park and Key Elementary School are the focal points of the quiet residential communities on either side of Wilson and Clarendon Boulevards, and families of all sorts call this part of Courthouse neighborhood their home.

Perhaps the most obvious advantage to Courthouse Arlington VA is its convenience.  The quick Metrorail ride to Washington, D.C. and other stops along the Metrorail leads to an amazing number of possibilities and destinations.

With so many of the perks of city life right in Courthouse Arlington VA, residents rarely feel like they are missing anything.

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