Points of Interest in Ballston

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.
  • Restaurants - click "Search"
  • 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

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110 Trail
259
14th Street Bridge
2429
Arlington Mill Trail
311
Ballston Connector
342
Bluemont Connector
160
CC Connector
464
Clarendon EB bike lane
130
Custis Bon Air Park
359
Custis Rosslyn
818
Fairfax EB bike lane
90
Joyce St NB
20
Joyce St SB
26
Key Bridge East
754
Key Bridge West
372
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
54
MVT Airport South
1423
Quincy NB bike lane
69
Quincy SB bike lane
62
Roosevelt Bridge
150
Rosslyn Bikeometer
773
TR Island Bridge
973
WOD Bon Air Park
1141
WOD Bon Air West
1376
WOD Columbia Pike
948
WOD East Falls Church
1099
Wilson WB bike lane
169

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
821
14th Street Bridge
358
Arlington Mill Trail
981
Ballston Connector
471
Bluemont Connector
452
CC Connector
686
Custis Bon Air Park
236
Custis Rosslyn
606
Joyce St NB
87
Joyce St SB
141
Key Bridge East
3748
Key Bridge West
1685
MVT Airport South
392
Roosevelt Bridge
140
TR Island Bridge
1159
WOD Bon Air Park
635
WOD Bon Air West
765
WOD Columbia Pike
652
WOD East Falls Church
393

All counters, YTD

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Year to Date
1256497
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