What makes Columbia Pike a special neighborhood in Arlington?
How much time do you have? Take a seat ’cause there is so much to say about Columbia Pike! Not only was it one of the oldest thoroughfares in Arlington, it was the site of freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation, the location for three of the first communications towers in the region, and a central main street for many businesses and organizations.
Fun facts, the first Five Guys location and the original all-night Bob & Edith’s Diner started right off the Pike. Also, home to many amazing ethnically-diverse and culturally-rich restaurants and businesses. New mixed-use developments have also emerged, such as Penrose Square which includes a public plaza with a splash park for kids and outdoor movies. The residential areas include everything from condominiums, apartments, townhouses and single family homes.
More local favorites are the landmark Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, the Farmers Market at Pike Park, Rebellion on the Pike, L.A. Bar and Grill, and Thai Square. The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington is also on the Pike. The location is minutes to Washington, D.C., Alexandria, and many other central neighborhoods throughout Virginia.
Known for its wonderful walkability, access to public transportation, and thriving shops, restaurants and entertainment centers, Columbia Pike is one of the most unique neighborhoods in Arlington.
Connect with neighborhood expert Nick Kuhn to learn more about Columbia Pike and other surrounding areas!
Important Columbia Pike (and Nearby) Neighborhood Resources
- Columbia Pike Partnership
- Arlington’s Car Free Diet
- Penrose Square Park
- Black Heritage Museum of Arlington
- Columbia Pike Farmers Market
- Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse
- Atilla’s Restaurant
- Bangkok 54 Restaurant & Bar
- Bob & Edith’s Diner
- Boru Ramen
- Greens n Teff
- Idido Coffee
- L.A. Bar & Grill
- Pike Bolivian Restaurant
- Rebellion on the Pike
- Rincome Thai Cuisine
- Taqueria el Poblano
- Thai Square
- The Broiler
- The Celtic House & Irish Pub Restaurant
- William Jeffrey’s Tavern
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