Pentagon City

Quiet on weekends and full of government buildings
From farmers markets to outdoor movies, Pentagon City is an exceptional neighborhood for those looking to avoid the craziness of DC. This walkable neighborhood encloses an awesome experience throughout the year, with great restaurants such as Bonefish Grill and fabulous shopping options at Pentagon Row.

Reviewers say that it's a prime spot for those in their early-mid 30's who maybe have a family and are looking to settle down but also don't want to be too far removed from the city. Safety and peace of mind are two big reasons a lot of renters choose Pentagon City.
What Pentagon City Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.8
amenities
8.0
social
7.6
management
8.0
safety
10
Median rents in Pentagon City
Studio
$
1,700
1 Bedroom
$
1,965
2 Bedroom
$
2,450

Living in
Pentagon City

Dog Friendly
Easy Commute
Walkable
Proximity To Amenities
Quiet Neighborhood
Safe
Lacks Diversity
Not Community Oriented
Busy
Noisy At Times
Well-lit
Great Green Spaces
No Local Restaurants
No Residential Atmosphere
Pentagon City — 8.2/10 Rating (based on 13 neighborhood reviews)
General vibe is 30-somethings wanting to settle down, lots of dogs. Not a huge social scene (which I'm A-OK with).

Pros:
-Very metro-accessible (blue/yellow, so can get into the city in multiple directions if there are delays)
-Walkable - easy to get to grocery store, Pentagon City mall, library, restaurants, etc. within minutes
-Quiet and safe, and generally well-lit in the evenings

Cons:
-I'd like to see a few more restaurant options. There are good casual dining options, like Naked Pizza, California Pizza Kitchen, and the mall food court, but besides Bonefish Grill there's not much a step up from that.
-I don't feel much sense of community, and don't know my neighbors. Not as diverse-seeming as other parts of DC.
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/10
Neighborhood Rating
Riverhouse Apartments
The Pentagon City area is safe, quiet (except for big shopping weekends!), and well-lit. Grocery store (Harris Teeter) and tons of other shopping options for all other needs. The metro station is convenient to all area apartment complexes. Great green space/parks across from mall with lots of walking paths. Closest churches however are on 23rd St in Crystal City -- which is not too far of a walk in good weather!
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9
/10
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Post Pentagon Row
I have lived in the Pentagon City area for eight years now, and I have never once felt unsafe. It is quiet on the weekends and convenient to the city.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Pentagon City
costco right around the corner from us. 23rd st strip is interesting but not a weekend scene. currently lots of construction going on. close to pentagon city/mall
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/10
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Crystal Towers
Good community and very safe. Mixed demographics and interesting social scenes. Very nice restaurants
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Instrata Pentagon City
Lots of bars and restaurants, from cheap Chinese takeout to fine dining, with plenty of international/ethnic options. There's a great gay bar, several sports pubs, a few trendier places, and a strip club that I've never been into, but is supposed to have great food. Easy access to DC on the blue or yellow line. Shopping in the Crystal Arcade or at Pentagon City Mall (5 minute walk). There's also a Costco.

There are lots of community events during the summer. The Water Park (a small park with fountains, hammocks, a cafe, and a giant chess board) is an excellent place to work, study, read, or have lunch.

I have never once felt unsafe or been worried about crime in this neighborhood. It's pretty quiet. Because of the large number of hotels and proximity to the airport, I see lots of tourists.
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/10
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Crystal Towers
It's suburban, but easy to get to central DC. I like it because its quiet and I have everything I need nearby.
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8
/10
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1401 Joyce on Pentagon Row
This area seems to target visitors and government personnel. As such, I wish it had more of a community or culture. Crystal City (which is darn close to where we live) has a bit more of that and is within walking distance. Pentagon City does have a great shopping scene, including at least 2 grocery stores, and some pretty good restaurant options. While busy and noisy at times because of these amenities, government buildings, and the Reagan airport, our apartment complex buffers the outside pretty well. The nearby metro options and proximity to a ton of bike lanes and trails make this area very convenient to live in.
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8
/10
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Lofts 590
The neighborhood is great for all the shops and restaurants. I never need to leave it for the things that I need regularly. My only complaint is the lack of any character. All the shops are chains, no local restaurants. And any sort of free parking is especially hard to come by on nights and weekends. However, since I spend most of my time in DC (work and social), it's an easy place to live for commuting purposes.
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8
/10
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Post Pentagon Row
Pros: safe, lots of retail and dining, convenient to the Metro and highways and getting into DC in general. Not necessarily the "hottest" nightlife spot, but great to be near "hot" nightlife spots but not have to deal with it on your front step.
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/10
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Riverhouse Apartments
Can buy pretty much anything in this neighborhood. Blue/Yellow metro is a good choice to have. Not a very residential feel though. Tons of tourists...
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7
/10
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Riverhouse Apartments
The location is great. It's a 7 minute walk to the blue line metro, and the total commute to campus is 25 minutes (when the blue line is running properly). An uber takes about 12 minutes and costs an average of $5 per ride (with uber pool). Pentagon City has just about everything you could need. There is a Whole Foods across the street, and the Fashion Center mall is right next to the metro station. There are restaurants, coffee shops, and convenience stores, and a very well maintained public park.
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The Point at Pentagon City
The neighborhood has good restaurants and is near the mall, which is great. It also has a Costco, which is awesome as well. Metro is super close to everything in the area. It's an upcoming area!
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Getting to Know
Pentagon City

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: S Arlington Ridge Rd to Jefferson Davis Hwy
North to South Boundary: Henry G Shirley Memorial Hwy to 19th St S
dining
&pizza
California Pizza Kitchen
Extreme Pizza - Arlington
Marketplace Caf
grocery
Harris Teeter
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Pentagon City contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of _____. ___% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically ____%, which is _____________ than the national average.

• ___% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with ___% having being built in the past 10 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly ___% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• Most people in Pentagon City _____ own a car.

The median gross rent in Pentagon City is $_______. ____% of Pentagon City residents are 24-35, ___% are below 24, ___% are 36-50, and ___% are older than 50.

• Roughly ___% of Pentagon City residents are students (___% grad, ___% undergrad), and ___% are unemployed or retired. The median income in Pentagon City is $_______.

• Most units are heated by ______________, and ___% of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.

Best Apartments
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Studio $1,985
1 Bed $1,766
2 Beds $2,398

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1 Bed $1,898
2 Beds $3,952

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1 Bed $3,660

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1 Bed $1,948
2 Beds $3,108

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1 Bed $2,091
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2 Beds $2,560

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Crystal City
Quiet on the weekends but very clean and safe