Aurora Highlands, one of the most walkable communities in the DC area, is nestled between Route 1 and I-395. It is within walking distance to the Pentagon City and Crystal City Metro stops, Reagan National Airport, Pentagon Row, and the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Arlington Ridge boasts the best of both worlds for those seeking a blend of urban and suburban living. Residents are only a short walk to both Crystal City and Pentagon City.
Aurora Highlands grew with the arrival of the electric railway. From the 1920’s through the 1950’s, it experienced expansive growth brought about by a high demand for housing outside of the District. The neighborhood as we know it today emerged in the late 1950’s. The land was originally three separate divisions known as Addison Heights, Aurora Hills, and Virginia Highlands, each platted and designed between 1886 and 1930 by separate developers.
Local Real Estate
Aurora Highlands consists primarily of single-family homes and condominiums. A certified historic district, Aurora Highlands is characterized by old Sears “kit homes,” Craftsman, Colonials, Tudor revivals, as well as some modern homes.
Aurora Highlands is home to the Virginia Highlands Park, which offers various types of athletic fields and lighted tennis courts that are always occupied by sports leagues and locals. Local families gather at its playground as well. The Aurora Highlands Civic Association is an active voice for the community and hosts several annual events, including the fall “Boo Ha Ha,” Tween Night, and Passport to Summer.