In the northeastern corner of Arlington County, just across the Key Bridge from Georgetown, you’ll find Rosslyn, Virginia. This is a city with an exciting history behind it. In Colonial times it served as a ferry landing, later becoming the Civil War encampment known as Fort Corcoran. Following the Civil War, a lawless community developed, full of brothels and bars. This community was so dangerous that farmer’s often had to travel through via armed convoy when coming home from their weekly produce sales in DC.
Fast forward a couple hundred years and the streets of Rosslyn are now lined with office buildings and high-rise apartments. Rosslyn is also home to some of Arlington’s most famous landmarks including Arlington National Cemetary, the Iwo Jima Memorial, The Pentagon, Theodore Roosevelt Island and National Airport. Rosslyn is a neighborhood dense with both buildings and population – in some ways feeling more urban than the District itself – but close by you’ll find open spaces that offer a quite calming contrast. Access to D.C. is uninhibited, just like the Monument views. If you’re looking for an Arlington address with the heartbeat of the District, start your search in Rosslyn.
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