Ballston

Live The Best Of Both Worlds At Arlington
Living in the suburbs and still finding a vibrant city a few blocks away is what Ballston is all about. Reach the city with great ease, and find some great restaurants such as the Tutto Bene and the Caribbean Breeze, or maybe the Taste of Arlington Annual Street Fair. If that is not appealing enough, look out for the Arts and Crafts Market or the Ballston Mall, a great place to shop.
What Ballston Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.9
value
7.7
amenities
8.0
social
7.5
management
8.0
safety
10
Median rents in Ballston
Studio
$
1,700
1 Bedroom
$
1,815
2 Bedroom
$
2,590

Living in
Ballston

A Little Noisy At Times
Clean
Great Restaurants And Delis
Walkable
Convenient Location
Pet Friendly
Quiet Neighborhood
Proximity To Amenities
Ballston — None/10 Rating (based on 10 neighborhood reviews)
It can be a little noisy if you're too close to Wilson, Glebe or Fairfax roads, especially if you're right above the bus stop like I am, but nothing light background noise can't drown out; I sleep with a fan and I sleep like a baby. The public transport can't be beat, and it seems like a new restaurant opens every day. I'm interested in looking at houses in the area when I can afford to buy!
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Meridian at Ballston Commons
The apartment is super close to a Giant, the Custis Trail, Rocklands BBQ, Carpool, Arlington Central Library, and plenty of other delis and restaurants. It's less than a 10 minute walk to either the Ballston metro or Virginia Square, and I've never felt unsafe in this area.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Quinton Arms
Lots of bars and restaurants in walkign distance, young people, grocery stores, everything by foot.. Close to metro stations. Everything walkable and easy to get to.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Liberty Tower Apartments
Compared to Clarendon, there are less bars/restaurants but still lots of food options nearby. The Central Public Library is in Ballston and is beautiful and has a huge selection of books, movies, etc.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Avalon Ballston Square
Safe, fun area
Right by the mall, grocery store, movie theater, pretty much whatever you need except Target
On the edge of the suburbs
A good distance to get away from campus
Lots of bars and restaurants in Clarendon, which is very close by
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Hawthorn
Ballston is a grown up version of Clarendon. The neighborhood is clean, reasonably quiet, and secure. Ballston offers many restaurants and fast-food selections, pleasant landscape, and many apartment options.

The area is often the host of Arlington fairs such as Taste of Arlington.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
View at Liberty Center
Ballston is great. It's a quick metro ride to DC and there are plenty of bars and restaurants near by. I've never felt unsafe walking at night. There's a few small parks around, and are great to walk your dog to.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Avalon Ballston Square
Nearby grocery stores: Harris Teeter and Giant; Not many dinner places/bars in Ballston, though Clarendon is ~5-10 mins away. Safe area, not a lot of noise. Convenient to get to work - ~20 mins via metro/car
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Richmond Square Apartments
Close to Giant, Harris Teeter, Clarendon grocery stores are nearby. It's very quiet, seems safe. There's an elementary school and a high school not far from us either. It's close to campus and work. However there's only so much to do here and we have to go into town more often than not.
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None
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1111 N Randolph St
We're near a harris teeter and have lots of restaurants and bars nearby. There is a lot happening in the neighborhood too, a total wine is going in down the street and I believe a Whole Foods soon.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Park Carlyn
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Getting to Know
Ballston

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: N Glebe Rd to N Quincy St
North to South Boundary: Custis Memorial Pkwy to N Glebe Rd
grocery
CVS Pharmacy
Giant Food
Harris Teeter
Safeway
dining
Chick-fil-A
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Jimmy Johns
Tivoli Gourmet-Deli
transit
25B/2A (bus)
42 (bus)
53A/62 (bus)
Orange/Silver (metro)
gyms / rec
Aikido of Northern Virginia
Ballston Sport&Health
Robin Hersh Fitness
Unity Woods Yoga Center
shopping
Ballston Common Mall
Fornash
Macy's
Street Boutique
entertainment
A-Town Bar & Grill
Carpool
Regal Cinemas Ballston Common 12
Rock Bottom
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Ballston 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 Ballston _____ own a car.

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

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

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

Best Apartments
in Ballston


2 Beds $3,075

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Studio $1,700
1 Bed $1,695
2 Beds $2,699

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1 Bed $2,000
2 Beds $2,400

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Studio $1,600
1 Bed $1,800
2 Beds $2,400

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Studio $1,385
1 Bed $1,440
2 Beds $1,955

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Studio $1,900
1 Bed $2,235
2 Beds $3,535

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