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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          110 Trail
          433
          14th Street Bridge
          1760
          Arlington Mill Trail
          258
          Ballston Connector
          0
          Bluemont Connector
          212
          CC Connector
          0
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          146
          Custis Bon Air Park
          731
          Custis Rosslyn
          1788
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          168
          Joyce St NB
          40
          Joyce St SB
          38
          Key Bridge East
          824
          Key Bridge West
          531
          Military NB bike lane
          42
          Military SB bike lane
          35
          MVT Airport South
          2328
          Quincy NB bike lane
          97
          Quincy SB bike lane
          115
          Roosevelt Bridge
          398
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          0
          TR Island Bridge
          0
          WOD Bon Air Park
          596
          WOD Bon Air West
          1551
          WOD Columbia Pike
          531
          WOD East Falls Church
          0
          Wilson WB bike lane
          201

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          110 Trail
          706
          14th Street Bridge
          506
          Arlington Mill Trail
          696
          Ballston Connector
          0
          Bluemont Connector
          401
          CC Connector
          0
          Custis Bon Air Park
          490
          Custis Rosslyn
          314
          Joyce St NB
          79
          Joyce St SB
          111
          Key Bridge East
          2579
          Key Bridge West
          909
          MVT Airport South
          241
          Roosevelt Bridge
          139
          TR Island Bridge
          1373
          WOD Bon Air Park
          650
          WOD Bon Air West
          662
          WOD Columbia Pike
          596
          WOD East Falls Church
          0

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