Moving to Amazon HQ2 in Arlington? There are many fabulous neighborhoods on both sides of the river that are convenient to HQ2. However, here is our list of 11 of the most convenient places to live near the Amazon Headquarters. They are all located in Arlington and Alexandria, which both straddle the National Landing neighborhood where HQ2 will be located. You can read more about the location of National Landing here.
Aurora Hills –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 Hills has a suburban vibe but is right off of Route 1 and has a variety of housing styles. Learn more about Aurora Hills here.
Fairlington – The quaint 322-acre community of Fairlington is located primarily in Arlington, but a small portion is in the City of Alexandria. It is bordered by Shirlington to the north, King Street to the south, Quaker Lane to the east and south. Walter Reed Drive to the west. Interstate 395 equally divides the neighborhood into its two main areas, North and South Fairlington. Fairlington is all condominiums, however many are townhouse style condos. Interested in moving to Fairlington? Learn more about this quaint community here
Douglas Park – Douglas Park is a wedge shaped neighborhood in South Arlington, bound by S. Four Mile Run and Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike. Douglas Park real estate consists of single-family homes, condos, townhomes and apartment complexes. Most Douglas Park homes are Bungalow and Colonial Revival-style homes built between the 1920s-1950s. Click here to see more about Douglas Park.
Crystal City – Crystal City is known for its proximity to Reagan National Airport and is the closest neighborhood to HQ2. Crystal City has a more urban feel as it has mostly office buildings and condo buildings. It is walkable to both the Pentagon and Reagan National Airport. It is bound by Army-Navy Drive to the north and Four Mile Run to the south. Crystal City is served by the Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines. Crystal City will also be a part of the National Landing Neighborhood.
Potomac Yards – This neighborhood is directly next to National Landing and is also in very close proximity to airport. There is a new metro station (which will be opening shortly), shopping, as well as several newer townhomes and condos communities. There is a wonderful park and playground for kids and dogs, as well as a walking/running trail. This neighborhood is conveniently located near Del Ray and Old Town as well
Del Ray – Del Ray is a vibrant and active community. It was once its own town in the late 1900s, designed around the major railroad line that ran north to south, which is why it feels like a small town within Alexandria. Its growth was stimulated by the opening of The Potomac Yards railroad yards in 1906. Now, Del Ray is home to a variety of shops and restaurants and, aside from Old Town, is the most walkable neighborhood in Alexandria. You can expect to find mostly single family homes, townhomes and duplexes here.
Rosemont –Nestled in between Old Town and Del Ray is the charming neighborhood of Rosemont. Rosemont’s initial development was closely tied to the expansion of the electric rail system in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, its walkability to Old Town, Del Ray, two metro stops (King Street Metro & Braddock Road Metro) and Alexandria Union Station, with access to Amtrak trains and the VRE, makes Rosemont real estate highly-sought after and a very popular neighborhood. The homes in Rosemont are a mix of colonials, craftsmen and bungalows. There is a nice mix of single family homes and townhouses in Rosemont.
Thinking about moving to Alexandria? Here are some resources to get started:
- Why Alexandria Real Estate is a Good Investment
- Best Spots for Lunch in Old Town Alexandria
- Biking and Trails in Alexandria
Old Town– History, quaint shops, award winning dining, waterfront, community activities Stroll along cobblestone streets, spend time exploring historic landmarks, and shop at hundreds of local shops and eateries, all in idyllic Old Town Alexandria. One of the most unique neighborhoods in America, Old Town real estate is full of history. The community is home to more than 4,200 historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, with sea ports on the Potomac River that were regularly used during the colonial and revolutionary periods. Old town is mostly home to townhouses and condo buildings, though there are a few stand alone houses.
Beverley Hills– Beverley Hills is a scenic Alexandria neighborhood with rolling hills, nestled in the northern part of Alexandria. Beverley Hills real estate is convenient to many area schools, including the lower-school campus of St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes, George Mason and Charles Barrett Elementary Schools, Alexandria Country Day, and Grace Episcopal.The homes here are mostly colonial style homes, many of which have been added onto over the years.
Belle Haven – Belle Haven is an elegant neighborhood just south of Alexandria City in the Fairfax County portion of Alexandria. Rolling hills and cul-de-sacs add to the charm of the community, with Fort Willard Park in the center of the neighborhood as the primary location for neighborly gatherings. The homes tend to be nicely sized traditional colonials built in the first half of the 1900’s, with some new construction homes mixed in.
Seminary Ridge– Seminary Ridge is a quiet, residential neighborhood with a friendly community vibe. It is also Sue and Marty’s current neighborhood! They, along with other Seminary Ridge residents, enjoy its wide sidewalks and peaceful, tree lined streets. This neighborhood is highly walkable, with amenities such as the Alexandria Commons and the Bradlee Shopping Center within walking distance of most homes. The homes in this neighborhood tend to be larger homes for Alexandria and all have two car garages – a rarity!
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