Rosslyn

One of the Best Neighborhoods by the Potomac River
Rosslyn is a newly renovated business and residential hub with easy accessibility and few popular restaurants, cafes and nightclubs. History, art and music fanatics never feel out of place with The Iwo Jima Memorial, the Artisphere houses and the Rosslyn Jazz festival in the area which hold several events to keep the neighborhood lively and cheerful.

It's the closest Virginia neighborhood to downtown DC with high rise office buildings that form a skyline opposite the national mall along the Potomac River. Reviewers claim it's extremely safe and has easy access to both DC & greater Nova.
What Rosslyn Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
8.0
amenities
7.5
social
6.7
management
7.8
safety
10
Median rents in Rosslyn
Studio
$
1,850
1 Bedroom
$
2,250
2 Bedroom
$
3,200

Living in
Rosslyn

Close to DC
Quiet Neighborhood
Active Community
Easy Commute
Safe
Grocery Stores Nearby
Prime Location
More Commercial
Rosslyn — 8/10 Rating (based on 64 neighborhood reviews)
It's a great area as someone who is looking to live somewhere with easy access to popular sites but without having to live with the noisiness in the "center of it all." It's an easy walk to Clarendon (it's about 0.35 mi walk to Whole Foods, 0.7 mi walk to Trader Joes) and a quick stroll to the metro station (only about 0.2 mi walk). It's a mix of residential apartments and corporate offices, and is quieter but still with a strip of restaurants, coffee, medical offices, and nail/hair salons.
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9
/10
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Tellus
I loved living in Arlington (so much so that we're moving back after our lease is up in DC). The exact location of the apartment was not ideal - we were about a 15-20 minute walk to the nearest metro. If you could be right in Rosslyn (near the metro) I think it would be a great area for professionals. We will be moving out to Clarendon next - an area that is great for couples and young families.
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7
/10
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Gables 12 Twenty One
The Clarendon area is largely commercial, so it gets quieter in the evenings and on weekends. It's a crisp, clean area, and the community is friendly.
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8
/10
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19Nineteen Clarendon
Rosslyn is amazing. Quite, safe, and a lot of restaurants to choose from. Not as loud as clarington which is good for law students.
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9
/10
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Parc Rosslyn Apartments
Super close to D.C. and Clarendon nightlife. Excellent for people who want to go out in both D.C. and Arlington.
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7
/10
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River Place North
Not very social, not a ton to do in Rosslyn but very convenient to get fro and from school.
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7
/10
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London House
Great neighborhood! Lots of bars and young professionals.
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10
/10
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1800 Wilson Boulevard
I love it - it is right by Clarendon, which is a central area for bars and restaurants in Arlington. It is about 12 minute walk to the Rosslyn GUTS bus and a short uber into the heart of DC. About 1 minute walk to the Courthouse metro which is only one stop from Rosslyn and 2 stops from DC. Great restaurants and bars nearby, plus a ton of good shopping in the area. Great place to have a family and experience both DC and Arlington.
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8
/10
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Colonial Village
GU student notes: There are two shuttles that run through this area, one that runs 1x a hour around Arlington during rush hours, and one that runs every 10min during rush hour and 20 during off hours. There is no easy access to campus on the weekends so be prepared to UBER.

If you have long legs, renting a bike is an option. If you are like me and 5'1'', renting a bike is an option for downhill rides.

There is a lot within walking distance in Rosslyn (think 20 min average from my apt): Barnes and Noble, shopping, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's (also on the Arlington loop shuttle from GU), public libraries, CVS, Target, Safeway, lots of restaurants.

Also close to dense populations of immigrant communities if you like Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean food.
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9
/10
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Avery Row
The area is very safe and close to many stores and restaurants but the community is defined by white privilege. There is not much character to the area and it is difficult to find interesting people around. I absolutely LOVE that I'm within walking distance of a Trader Joe's. I wish there was more interesting cuisine and nightlife though. Nightlife in the area is an extension of immature fratty college life.
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7
/10
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Meridian at Courthouse Commons
Pros: Close to Metro station with three metro lines, new Target nearby, close to several jogging and biking trails and parks, walkable to Georgetown restaurants

Cons: Neighborhood shuts down after 5pm. Few restaurants in the neighborhood itself (this is getting better though). Concrete canyon effect because of the skyscrapers. Closest grocery store is an expensive Safeway.
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8
/10
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River Place West
Very much a business district and so is a very safe part of town. Nearby metro makes travel very convenient. That also means there are decent food options around within walking distance and even more that deliver. You have to get out of the neighborhood for a better bar seen though.
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7
/10
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River Place South
Historically commercial district, does not feel particularly residential although that is improving, and there are a number of apartments in the area. Pros: I feel safe walking home alone at night. Very close to metro, easy commute to GW. Cons: Not a huge wealth of restaurants, bars, or stores in the immediate neighborhood. Most places close by 10pm.
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6
/10
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River Place East
The area around Arlington Court House is super clean and safe - the police department is right next to the metro station. It's only a short walk from all the shopping and dining in Clarendon, or the Target and Safeway in Rosslyn. There's plenty of public transportation route options for commuting into D.C., or deeper into Arlington, too.
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8
/10
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Meridian at Courthouse Commons
Clean, walkable, lots of restaurants, gyms and target walking distance.
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10
/10
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Swansen
Rosslyn is probably the safest place I've ever lived. As a women, I feel incredibly safe walking from the Metro to the apartment or going to the grocery store even after dark. I haven't experience any crime yet, and I don't really expect to.
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9
/10
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London Normandy House
Pro- close to metro, cheap, has great amenities like a pool, laundry in unit, grill, gym, pnc bank in building and concierge

Cons- Rent property are unorganized and cause unnecessary stress on roommates. Not very social.
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7
/10
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Meridian at Courthouse Commons
Quieter than DC, but really close to Georgetown neighborhood. There are good restaurants and parks, attractions, grocery stores. And is well served by the metro. And is a lot cheaper than DC.
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7
/10
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London Normandy House
Close proximity to school (20 min walking; 8 min UBER; UBERPOOL ~ $2.99)
Not much of a nightlife but have the essentials nearby (groceries, food, banks, postal office, etc.)
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8
/10
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Sedona l Slate
It's nice--there's not much to do in Courthouse but it is close to Clarendon and easy ride to either DC or out to Ballston.
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8
/10
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1412 N Rolfe St
Neighborhood is safe and well lit. There's not much to do there, but it's so close to Clarendon (a short walk) and DC (short cab or metro ride) that it's not a problem at all.
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6
/10
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Meridian at Courthouse Commons
Very safe, not as much of a bar scene but close enough to Clarendon for that. Tons of good food. Grocery stores are within walking distance as well.
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8
/10
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The Prime at Arlington Courthouse
The neighborhood is very safe. The building requires residents to have a swipe to get in and the police station is less than 100 yards away
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8
/10
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Meridian at Courthouse Commons
Rosslyn is beautiful! No crime, good community events, food trucks, great restaurants, grocery store, TARGET, beergarden.
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8
/10
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London House
River Place East is well situated in Roslyn with convenient access to the metro and Georgetown and the Mt Vernon trail
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10
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River Place South
Next to metro, one stop to Foggy Bottom, new restaurants/business, construction, brand new building
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9
/10
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Central Place
Easy access to metro, easy access to DC. 10-15 minute walk to nearest grocery stores. Safe.
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7
/10
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Meridian at Courthouse Commons
Close to school, but room to breath. Great location for if you are bringing your car.
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9
/10
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Sedona l Slate
Very corporate, kind of dead after 7 pm, but very close to the university.
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8
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1800 Oak Apartments
Safe, convenient, but not in the social heart of things.
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9
/10
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River Place East
Its a nice area, but there isn't a ton to do
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8
/10
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2001 Clarendon
Everything you need is nearby
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9
/10
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Bennett Park
My building is a 5-10 minute walk away from both Rosslyn and Clarendon, which are really fun areas for food, shopping, and just wandering around in. I know there are some people that don't super love walking that far, but I've never minded. The Prime is right across the street from an AMC which is delightfully convenient, and has a couple of nice restaurants nearby. It's also adjacent to the Arlington Courthouse, which means there's a large police presence in the area. That's always made me feel safer, but I also know that it can make people feel uncomfortable.
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8
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The Prime at Arlington Courthouse
Feel safe walking home at night
Convenient metro
Can walk to Georgetown or trails Can easily escape city without getting stuck in traffic Can take a Lyft for around $5 to GW
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7
/10
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Juliana House
The neighbor is pretty quiet for the most part. When the weather is nice people are out walking dogs, jogging, or enjoying the neighborhood
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6
/10
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Rosslyn Vue
More of Court House than Rosslyn, but lots of good food and bars, very safe, close enough to DC and easy to commute to work.
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7
/10
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The Prime at Arlington Courthouse
Very safe and easy to walk around. Also located right next to police station and courthouse
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9
/10
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Meridian at Courthouse Commons
Second best neighborhood in Arlington behind Clarendon for a young professional
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8
/10
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The Prime at Arlington Courthouse
The neighborhood is extremely safe and well-lit - you will never feel scared walking home at night or anything like that. You will be walking distance to Safeway and Target. There are also plenty of casual restaurants and coffee shops: Panera, Starbucks, Cosi, Chop't (salads), Sweetgreen (salads), Little Beet (healthy food), District Taco. The Rosslyn Metro and DC Circulator are in this neighborhood and can take you anywhere in DC that you need to go. The Rosslyn GUTS bus is also right near the Metro stop and takes you to the Georgetown campus.
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9
/10
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Belvedere 1600
Mostly businesses. Pretty much dead on the weekend. Very close to a lot of fun bars, restaurants and places to hang out just up the road in courthouse and clarendon!

Biggest benefit is a short walk into Georgetown (another great neighborhood).
There are tons of pets in the neighborhood but not in my complex. They aren't allowed in RiverPlace!
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9
/10
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River Place South
Cute neighborhood bars and restaurants (Ragtime, Bayou, Brooklyn Bagel) and a great market on Saturday mornings. Convenient to both Rosslyn and Courthouse (15 minute walk to Whole Foods or Trader Joes and Clarendon bars and restaurants). Only downside is that its a little further out from school and there are not a ton of Georgetown students living in this area.
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7
/10
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The Prime at Arlington Courthouse
Rosslyn is so close to DC, while still having a quieter vibe and cheaper rent than the district proper. There are plenty of restaurants & grocery stores. Only thing that's missing in the area is a proper neighborhood bar. Sometimes, the bar options can feel a little too similar to suburban chains. The neighborhood has a very active community as well, especially in the summer. There are outdoor movies, jazz festivals, arts & crafts festivals, etc.
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8
/10
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Rosslyn Heights
We love Courthouse because you have easy access to metro and so many other immensities in close walking distance. The Saturday farmer's market is wonderful, and lots of new restaurants and businesses have moved in over the last year. If you're looking for something a little quieter than Clarendon with the same access to metro and restaurants Courthouse is a great choice.
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9
/10
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Woodbury Heights Condominiums
There's things to do in Courthouse, but it's never too crazy. It's conveniently located to get into the city, and specifically to Georgetown, without paying DC rent and is great to be on a metro line. There's plenty of parking, a great Saturday morning farmer's market, and is just generally a nice place to live.
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8
/10
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Colonial Village
Live near courthouse and rosslyn. Decent number of bars and restaurants, Clarendon is less than a mile walk. Only two metro stops to be in DC proper.

I work out near Tyson's so courthouse is ideal for being reasonably close to work but also really close to DC. Most people in my building use metro but I personally like to drive
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8
/10
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Meridian at Courthouse Commons
Pretty uppity area. Which is good for safety. I pay $1600 for a single, living by myself, and that's definitely on the lower end of what pays for living in this area. Lots of restaurant and bars if you're into that. Just a quick metro ride away from any sort of activity you would want to do.
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9
/10
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Georgetown Vista
Points for safety, but that's it. Basically nothing to do here. There's some good options a 10-15 minute walk away, but the immediate area has nothing beyond a chipotle, Starbucks, pizza joint, and cvs that closes early in my opinion (10p weekdays, 8p Sunday).
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River Place North
I usually feel safe walking around by myself, even at night. The police station is right there, so staying on the main streets is a good option. It does get noisy on the weekends though with lots of young people heading to the bars.
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8
/10
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Meridian at Courthouse Commons
Very walkable, lots of stores, bars, and restaurants nearby. Easy metro access. Popular with young professionals. Neighborhood is clean and safe. Lacks some of the charm that certain DC neighborhoods have.
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9
/10
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Meridian at Courthouse Commons
Courthouse is close enough walking to both Clarendon and Rosslyn but out of the way enough to be quietly removed from the underage drinking in Clarendon and more downtown feel of Rosslyn.
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9
/10
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Tellus
Uphill to the Courthouse and Rosslyn Metros - about a mile walk to each. Best if you own a car. Not many close restaurants or grocery stores.
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6
/10
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1530 N. 12th Street
Surrounding is mostly private residences. You will need to walk about 5-10 min to get to groceries and restaurants.
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6
/10
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Virginian Suites
Mostly corporate but good mix of fast casual and good restaurants with a Safeway and a Target. Great metro access and close to Georgetown and Clarendon/Courthouse.
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9
/10
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River Place North
quiet
safe
close to metro, GUTS and campus (25 min. walk)
grocery stores nearby: Target and Safeway
Further from school social events
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8
/10
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1800 Oak Apartments
A little bit more corporate than I would have liked, but the GUTS bus is a great way to get back and forth to campus. Super convenient.
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8
/10
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Sedona Slate
The management team at Parc Rosslyn is really hard to deal with. You also have to pay for amenities on top of your rent.
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5
/10
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Parc Rosslyn Apartments
Easy commute to Georgetown campus by walking, cycling or GUTS. Pretty quiet if vibrant social scene is required.
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4
/10
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Gables 12 Twenty One
Not as many food places within walking distance, but metro accessible, clean, friendly area
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9
/10
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2001 Clarendon
Close to campus, better bang for your buck, but distant from some social experiences.
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8
/10
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River Place South
Very safe neighborhood. Quiet and relatively well lit. Not much nightlife.
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9
/10
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Sedona l Slate
Close to campus. Walkable. Downside is lack of night life
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10
/10
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Sedona Slate
Plenty to do here, metro accessible to everything!
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10
/10
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Meridian at Courthouse Commons
Love Courthouse!!
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9
/10
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The Prime at Arlington Courthouse
Close to campus, great metro access
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7
/10
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River Place North


Getting to Know
Rosslyn

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: George Washington Memorial Pkwy to N Courthouse Rd
North to South Boundaries: Curtis Memorial Pkwy to Marshall Dr
dining
Il Radicchio
Quarterdeck
The Perfect Pita
Urban Bumpkin BBQ
grocery
MOM’s Organic Market
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
Bodymass Gym
CrossFit Rosslyn
LavaBarre
Orangetheory Fitness
parks
Gateway Park
Hillside Park
Rosslyn Highlands Park
coffee
AllSpice Cafe & Catering
Bayou Bakery
BeanGood! The Coffee Pub
Caffe Aficionado
bus
4A (bus)
55 (bus)
61A (bus)
61B (bus)
rail
Blue/Orange (metro)
Orange (metro)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Rosslyn includes zip codes 22209, 22201, and 22211
Rent vs Own
53
%
of Rosslyn residents are renters
Driving to Work
43
%
of Rosslyn residents drive to work
New Construction
25
%
of housing units in Rosslyn have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
43
%
<20 units
7
%
20-49 units
51
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
7
%
18 - 34
58
%
35 - 54
22
%
55+
12
%
Unit Mix
6
%
Studio
44
%
1 Bed
35
%
2 Bed
16
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
83
%
Undergrad Student
7
%
Grad Student
9
%
Unemployed
2
%
Retired
-1
%

Best Apartments
in Rosslyn


Studio $1,921
1 Bed $2,125
2 Beds $2,991

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Studio $2,380
1 Bed $2,280
2 Beds $5,545

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1 Bed $1,975
2 Beds $2,150
3 Beds $3,975

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1 Bed $1,495
2 Beds $2,375

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1 Bed $2,100
2 Beds $2,500

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