What makes Langston Boulevard Special?
Langston Boulevard, recently renamed after John M. Langston, is one of Arlington’s prominent ‘main streets’ and features a wide array of shops, restaurants and amenities.
“The name Langston has had an incredible impact on the lives of so many African American children who grew up along [and nearby] the Lee Highway corridor” said Working Group Member Saundra Green.
Langston Boulevard stretches from Rosslyn 5.2 miles west to East Falls Church and was formerly the major thoroughfare connecting Virginia to Washington, D.C., before Route 66 was built in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Along the corridor, there are many wonderful and diverse places to live, shop, dine and play.
Some local favorites that have been around for years include the Overlee Community Association (Swim Club), Metro 29 Diner (featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives), Cowboy Cafe, Livin’ The Pie Life, Arrowine & Cheese, Heidelberg Bakery, Lemoncello, Lebanese Taverna Market, Cherrydale Hardware, Caribbean Grill, The Italian Store, Pastries by Randolph and so much more.
Lee Heights Shops and Lee Harrison Shopping Center are two of the many major destinations along the Boulevard which are bustling with nearby residents and commuters throughout the week. Lee Harrison Shopping Center is anchored by a Harris Teeter grocery store and has many shops and restaurants including Peter Chang (recently nominated for a James Beard Award), Duck Donuts, Jhoon Rhee Martial Arts, Pie Tanza and more. Lee Heights Shops is the perfect stop for lunch at French Bistro, Cafe Colline, and a quick stop to pick up a gift at Lemoncello.
Along Langston Boulevard there are a wide variety of home styles including condominiums, townhouses and single family homes. The corridor is hugged by many beautiful neighborhoods (e.g. Donaldson Run, Cherrydale, Yorktown, Williamsburg) with tree-lined streets. Parks and recreational amenities are easily accessible including Gateway Park with its amphitheater, the Custis Trail, Stratford Park’s popular basketball courts, and 12-acre Tuckahoe Park with sports fields, tennis courts, and a great playground.
Take an afternoon drive along Langston Boulevard and you’ll discover so much that Arlington has to offer! Connect with neighborhood expert Bob Adamson to learn more about Langston Boulevard and other Arlington neighborhoods!
Langston Boulevard Links & Recommendations
- Langston Boulevard Alliance
- Langston Boulevard Planning
- Lee Harrison Shopping Center
- Lee Heights Shops
- Tuckahoe Park
- Overlee Community Association
- Cowboy Cafe
- Metro 29 Diner
- Heidelberg Bakery
- Lebanese Taverna Market
- Caribbean Grill
- A Modo Mio
- Sloppy Mamas BBQ
- District Taco
- Maya Bistro
- Chill Zone Cafe
- Custis Trail Trail Link
- Custis Trail Arlington County
- Bike Washington
- The Italian Store
- Tarbouch Cafe
- Gaijin Ramen
- Maneki Neko Express
- Pines of Florence
- Big Wheel Bikes
- Cherrydale Hardware
- Company Flowers! & Gifts, Too!
- District Angling
- Sun & Moon Yoga Studio
- Happy Grooming
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