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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          Bikes counted

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          110 Trail
          103
          14th Street Bridge
          1759
          Arlington Mill Trail
          72
          Ballston Connector
          35
          Bluemont Connector
          32
          CC Connector
          113
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          48
          Custis Bon Air Park
          183
          Custis Rosslyn
          276
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          27
          Joyce St NB
          5
          Joyce St SB
          11
          Key Bridge East
          263
          Key Bridge West
          146
          Military NB bike lane
          8
          Military SB bike lane
          11
          MVT Airport South
          371
          Quincy NB bike lane
          19
          Quincy SB bike lane
          20
          Roosevelt Bridge
          101
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          0
          TR Island Bridge
          3
          WOD Bon Air Park
          223
          WOD Bon Air West
          316
          WOD Columbia Pike
          176
          WOD East Falls Church
          286
          Wilson WB bike lane
          192

          Peds counted

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          110 Trail
          433
          14th Street Bridge
          241
          Arlington Mill Trail
          315
          Ballston Connector
          148
          Bluemont Connector
          138
          CC Connector
          313
          Custis Bon Air Park
          306
          Custis Rosslyn
          297
          Joyce St NB
          41
          Joyce St SB
          72
          Key Bridge East
          1315
          Key Bridge West
          899
          MVT Airport South
          274
          Roosevelt Bridge
          80
          TR Island Bridge
          916
          WOD Bon Air Park
          422
          WOD Bon Air West
          510
          WOD Columbia Pike
          287
          WOD East Falls Church
          319

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