Crystal City

Quiet on the Weekends but Very Clean and Safe
Crystal City offers its residents with both an urban and suburban feel. Among the massive skyscrapers and glass buildings, there are blocks of quiet residential area surrounded by greenery and great places for a morning jog. Hamburger Hamlet, Cafe Pizzaiolo or Urban Thai are just some of the neighborhood's popular restaurants to enjoy some great food after work hours. Crystal City also holds several events such as the summer concert series or afternoon book discussions.

Reviewers write that it's quiet on the weekends due to the large amount of commercial buildings that populate the area. However, it's close enough to Alexandria and Pentagon City where you can find great spots to go out.
What Crystal City Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.5
value
7.1
amenities
7.3
social
6.8
management
7.2
safety
10
Median rents in Crystal City
Studio
$
1,850
1 Bedroom
$
2,050
2 Bedroom
$
2,550

Living in
Crystal City

Nice Location
Extremely Safe
Plenty Of Restaurants And Bars
Proximity To Amenities
High Rises
Dull Weekends
Convenient Location
Walkable
Suburban Area
Enjoyable
Commercial Area
Cheap Housing
Crystal City — 8.3/10 Rating (based on 16 neighborhood reviews)
Crystal City is a nice neighborhood. It’s bustling during the week because a lot of people work here, but it’s not very residential so pretty quiet on the weekends. A lot of restaurants within walking distance and several grocery stores as well. The bar scene is almost nonexistent, but otherwise a really nice place to live if you don’t need to be around the DC social scene every night.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Water Park Towers
Crystal City is a transit hub with many fun restaurants and bars. Things get a little empty on weekends and some restaurants and stores are not even open on weekends when there are less commuters. Altogether, a very safe and fun place to live.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Crystal House
Overall, Crystal City is a great place to live, and often overlooked when compared to Pentagon City. This is a pretty suburban area, with a mix of homes and apartment complexes. There are tons of restaurants nearby, and it's enjoyable since they're mostly walking distance. Added perk - Arlington Public Library tucked into the neighborhood between the main Crystal City area and surrounding Pentagon City area.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Crystal House
Crystal City is very close to the Pentagon City Mall. There are lots of restaurants, bars, and other site seeing venues nearby. Great bike trails and places to run or jog.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Buchanan
It is close to almost everything. Metro? Check. Mall? Check. Grocery store? Check. Place to eat and drink? you betcha. I feel safe walking around at night. The only draw back is that there is a fire station close by and you get to hear the wailing of the sirens. You get use to them though.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Crystal House
Great, pedestrian-friendly, safe neighborhood with various community activities!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Buchanan
A bit lacking in character, but incredibly convenient.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Crystal House
Generally a more commercial area, so it is pretty quiet at night. Crystal Drive is full of cool restaurants and bars.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
220 Twentieth Street
This is a really great area to live in. There are a ton of places to go and explore, and it is really close to the Pentagon City Mall. Pentagon City also has a large number of great restaurants and other businesses so it was a fantastic area to be near.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Crystal Square Apartments
Right by the national mall, the monuments, Pentagon City mall, the Pentagon, and DCA. The location is great for someone who wants Arlington space, but DC proximity. You're also an exit away from the airport, which I found extremely useful.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Crystal House
If you have a family it’s great, if your single it’s great also. Easy access to major highways and metro. Tons of activities and events through out the year. Safe environment to walk at night.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Buchanan
There is a grocery store in Pentagon City and it is open 24 hours. It is a very nice location and feels extremely safe. There are plenty of places to eat around Crystal City (ranging from Chick-fil-a/Chipotle to expensive steakhouses). Also Pentagon City has a extremely large mall, and a Costco as well.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Crystal Square Apartments
Lots of food options, but kind of a dead area on weekends, and it is all high-rises (so many office buildings) in the main area. But close to both Pentagon City and Alexandria (Old Town), and the upcoming Potomac Yards area, so it is convenient even if the neighborhood itself lacks charm.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Buchanan
Great neighborhood for families or singles concerned about safety
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Buchanan
good location to airport, 395, dc. Metro accessible. Lots of offices. Some good chain food options but not many fun interesting restaurants. Not much night life. A few bars but they have bad live music. Sports bar is good. Lower rent than DC or Clarendon
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Crystal Park
great restaurants. and very clean community.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Crystal Plaza


Getting to Know
Crystal City

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: George Washington Memorial Pkwy to S Hayes St
North to South Boundaries: 6th St S to S Glebe Rd
dining
Bob & Edith’s Diner
Green Leafs
Highline RxR
SOCCi
grocery
Harris Teeter
Whole Foods Market
convenience
Rite Aid
fitness
Columbia Island Marina
CrossFit South Arlington
Crystal Park Sport&Health
parks
Crystal City Workout Park
Fort Scott Park
Long Bridge Park
coffee
Cold Stone Creamery
Lily Bubble Tea and Smoothie
Sahara Cafe
Uptown Cafe
bus
10A (bus)
L200 (bus)
METROWAY (bus)
rail
Fredericksburg Line (rail)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Crystal City includes zip code 22202
Rent vs Own
57
%
of Crystal City residents are renters
Driving to Work
40
%
of Crystal City residents drive to work
New Construction
26
%
of housing units in Crystal City have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
20
%
<20 units
2
%
20-49 units
78
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
7
%
18 - 34
43
%
35 - 54
29
%
55+
20
%
Unit Mix
10
%
Studio
44
%
1 Bed
30
%
2 Bed
16
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
77
%
Undergrad Student
4
%
Grad Student
12
%
Unemployed
1
%
Retired
6
%

Best Apartments
in Crystal City


Studio $1,965
1 Bed $2,045
2 Beds $2,755

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Studio $1,670
1 Bed $1,880
2 Beds $2,545

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Studio $1,661
1 Bed $1,507
2 Beds $1,808

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Studio $1,600
1 Bed $1,750
2 Beds $2,650

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1 Bed $1,920
2 Beds $2,293

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Studio $1,719
1 Bed $1,779
2 Beds $2,219

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