Points of Interest in Ballston

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All points of interest listed below are within walking distance of Ballston-MU Metro station. (Some are closer to Virginia Square-GMU station.) Ballston is also served by several Metrobus routes and ART-Arlington Transit. The Custis and Bluemont Junction trails provide access to Ballston by bicycle. For more information, see Getting Around Ballston.

  • Clarenford Station Park – 13th St. & N. Vermont St. Preschool-age playground.
  • David M. Brown Planetarium – 426 N. Quincy St. Open for public multimedia programs throughout the school year on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
  • The Commuter Store, Ballston - located at the Ballston-MU Metro Plaza, (kiosk at top of escalator), 4230 Fairfax Drive. The courteous and knowledgeable staff will assist you in planning the best way for you to travel, whether by bus, rail, carpool, vanpool, or bicycle. Purchase transit fares, Capital Bikeshare memberships, pick up bus schedules and other literature.
  • Civitan Open Air Market – N. Quincy and N. 15th Streets (I-66 garage), next to Washington Lee High School. Site of community flea market the first Saturday of each month, April-November. Also an access point for the Custis Trail.
  • Lubber Run Park and Community Center - N. Columbus St. & 2nd St. N.
  • Marymount University Ballston Center – 1000 N. Glebe Rd. Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic university. There is a free shuttle for students to travel between Ballston Center and the main campus at 2807 N. Glebe Rd.
  • National Science Foundation – 4201 Wilson Blvd. An independent agency of the U.S. Government, established to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.
  • Quincy Park – 1021 N. Quincy St., adjacent to Central Library.
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  • Washington Lee High School, War Memorial Stadium & Track –1300 N. Quincy St.
  • Washington Lee Aquatics Center – 1300 N. Quincy St.
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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
1828
Ballston Connector
284
Bluemont Connector
215
CC Connector
750
Clarendon EB bike lane
214
Crystal SB bike lane
104
Custis Bon Air Park
1369
Custis Rosslyn
1377
Fairfax EB bike lane
137
Joyce St NB
37
Joyce St SB
28
Key Bridge East
1403
Key Bridge West
615
Military NB bike lane
61
Military SB bike lane
48
MVT Airport South
3509
Quincy NB bike lane
57
Quincy SB bike lane
78
Roosevelt Bridge
299
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1424
TR Island Bridge
1937
WOD Bon Air Park
1852
WOD Bon Air West
2238
WOD Columbia Pike
1567
WOD East Falls Church
1826
Wilson WB bike lane
314

Peds counted

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14th Street Bridge
421
Ballston Connector
221
Bluemont Connector
295
CC Connector
626
Custis Bon Air Park
728
Custis Rosslyn
469
Joyce St NB
58
Joyce St SB
97
Key Bridge East
2902
Key Bridge West
1199
MVT Airport South
534
Roosevelt Bridge
213
TR Island Bridge
1536
WOD Bon Air Park
2699
WOD Bon Air West
1028
WOD Columbia Pike
833
WOD East Falls Church
784

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
7424763
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