Neighborhood Spotlight: Let’s talk about Crystal City-National Landing

A walkable, urban district, Crystal City-National Landing is minutes from the center of Washington, D.C., the Pentagon and attractions around the region. An urban neighborhood located in the southeastern corner of Arlington, Crystal City offers stunning views of D.C., great restaurants, cafes and specialty stores. Crystal City-National Landing blends the best of both city living and urban outdoors.

Prior to its current state, the land of Crystal City was devoted to industrial and commercial activities. In essence, it was an extension of the Potomac Rail Yard to the south in Alexandria. Under the supervision of Charles E. Smith, heavy development began in the 1960’s and the Crystal City landscape was transformed and repurposed as a mixed-use environment.

Crystal City-National Landing is different from other urban neighborhoods. Beneath its streets, Crystal City offers a space age shopping experience at the Crystal City Shops. Visitors and residents can dine, shop and get to the Metro without having to go above ground. This isn’t to say that there isn’t anything above ground either. There is a variety of restaurants and shops on the ground level as well.

Life in Crystal City-National Landing isn’t strictly commercial. Crystal City residents live in close proximity to the 18.6-mile Mt. Vernon Trail, which is ideal for those looking to get closer to the Potomac. Crystal City is a very active community to say the least, and there is something to do for everyone. From farmers markets to weekly 5Ks, Crystal City is a convivial community of good spirits and pleasant diversions.

Rt. 1 and the G.W. Parkway are easily accessible but having a car isn’t necessary in Crystal City. Crystal City itself is situated around the Crystal City Metro Station, which is also connected with the VRE. No need to take a cab to the airport here: Reagan Airport is less than two miles away. Crystal City is a commuter’s paradise.

Bob Johnson | 703-822-1550 | [email protected] | |

McEnearney Associates — Arlington Office

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Hello Everyone — You are invited to the final meeting of NAACP Arlington Branch NAACP for 2022
When: Dec 12, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2022 General Membership Meeting — NAACP Arlington Branch
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7:00 pm Meeting Opens.
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