Crystal City Homes For Sale in Arlington VA
In many ways, Crystal City homes for sale in Arlington VA were the forerunner of the modern urban “live, work and play” mixed-use community environment. One a jumble of industrial sites and urban decay, the neighborhood runs alongside the Jefferson Highway (US 1) and is roughly bounded by the Pentagon, Pentagon City and the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. In 1963, the first of many modern towers was built, named Crystal House and soon other similarly-named buildings went up. Eventually, the neighborhood became a labyrinth of high-rise office and residential buildings connected by underground corridors and including a giant underground shopping village.
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Crystal City is the result of decades of planning and building and continues its development even today. Due to its location, it is extremely popular with Pentagon and defense-industry employees and in fact, is home to numerous government contractors and employers. The population is quite extensive, with approximately 17,000 residents living and often working within a maze of superblocks, both above and below ground. Homes for sale in this unique community enjoy a wide range of prices, stretching from around $350,000 to over a million dollars. Included in the mix of living spaces is lofts, executive apartments, penthouses and generally speaking, units of every size.
Those who are daunted by the sight of massive glass and steel towers and the idea of cavernous underground spaces, should probably spend a day visiting Crystal City. Once inside, the community has a surprisingly neighborly feel, combining shops designed in a retro turn of the century style, to hip urban-style cafes. There are green spaces where you might not expect them and amenities that many of the larger traditional neighborhoods don't have. Inside Crystal City is a supermarket, over 130 shops, fitness centers, numerous doctor and dentist facilities, a post office, and not one, but two Metro stations.
There is a common school of thought among urban developers, that convenience is the key to attracting economic growth. Mixed-use environments aim to provide all the essentials for living and working, along with a level of enjoyment that is necessary for a quality existence. There are plenty of urban developments that fall short in one way or another. Crystal City however is a resounding success and has been for nearly half-a-century. This is one of the truly innovative urban communities in the country. For more information about Crystal City homes for sale in Arlington VA, call us today at (202) 798-3600.
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Listing information last updated on June 17th, 2019 at 2:45am EDT.