Rosslyn

Photo: Rosslyn Metro stationRosslyn is at the eastern end of the Wilson Boulevard-Clarendon Boulevard corridor, which was named one of 10 "Great Streets" in the U.S. by the American Planning Association in 2008. Traveling east on Metrorail, Rosslyn is the last stop before entering Washington, D.C., and this urban village really has an urban feel. Skyscrapers here are the tallest in Arlington, bested only by the Washington Monument across the river. Offices of nationally-known companies like Boeing make Rosslyn an important business destination, and the legions of suited employees on the streets at rush hour attest to the area's commercial vibrancy.

Rosslyn is also a key tourist destination, serving as a base for many visitors to the Washington, D.C. area. The presence of major hotel chains such as Marriott and Hyatt welcome and accommodate visitors to the area.

In addition to being Arlington's closest urban village to the District, Rosslyn itself offers many of the perks of city life. Sculpture by noteworthy artists are nestled among the towering buildings, and the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre provides area fun-seekers with concerts, an annual independent film festival, and everything in between. Rosslyn also is home to a jazz festival each September.

Area bars and restaurants provide fun local alternatives to better-known hotspots across the river. But it's easy to get over to the District, via Metrorail, Metrobus, DC Circulator, Capital Bikeshare, or by walking across the Key Bridge to Georgetown. Apartment buildings like the Dakota condominiums and the Gallery at Rosslyn are two examples of urban living in Rosslyn.

Need help with your car-free options? The Commuter Store® located at the Rosslyn Metro Station Entrance, 1810 N. Moore Street, has knowledgeable staff to answer any of your walk, bike or transit questions. Get maps, schedules and buy Capital Bikeshare memberships or fares for all the regional transit systems.

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          508
          14th Street Bridge
          1054
          Arlington Mill Trail
          217
          Ballston Connector
          177
          Bluemont Connector
          185
          CC Connector
          222
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          160
          Custis Bon Air Park
          700
          Custis Rosslyn
          1261
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          115
          Joyce St NB
          31
          Joyce St SB
          27
          Key Bridge East
          862
          Key Bridge West
          566
          Military NB bike lane
          48
          Military SB bike lane
          35
          MVT Airport South
          1450
          Quincy NB bike lane
          73
          Quincy SB bike lane
          63
          Roosevelt Bridge
          420
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          0
          TR Island Bridge
          0
          WOD Bon Air Park
          525
          WOD Bon Air West
          966
          WOD Columbia Pike
          417
          WOD East Falls Church
          687
          Wilson WB bike lane
          321

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          534
          14th Street Bridge
          179
          Arlington Mill Trail
          649
          Ballston Connector
          356
          Bluemont Connector
          331
          CC Connector
          422
          Custis Bon Air Park
          417
          Custis Rosslyn
          408
          Joyce St NB
          57
          Joyce St SB
          90
          Key Bridge East
          2231
          Key Bridge West
          1125
          MVT Airport South
          283
          Roosevelt Bridge
          96
          TR Island Bridge
          2712
          WOD Bon Air Park
          579
          WOD Bon Air West
          616
          WOD Columbia Pike
          1193
          WOD East Falls Church
          324

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