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Rosslyn, Virginia is the closest Virginia neighborhood to Washington D.C.’s heart.  Just across the Potomac River using the Key Bridge, it is one of several “urban villages” located in the north eastern corner Arlington county.  With its numerous skyscrapers, in its heavily populated business district, it has developed a breath-taking skyline just opposite of the National Mall.  Rosslyn tends to appear more urban than the city of Washington.  As of 2010, Rosslyn boast of 6,365 housing units and 8,100,000 square feet of office space.  With some of the tallest condominium buildings and the completion of the 1812 N. Moore, Rosslyn has the tallest one in all of the metropolitan area.

Rosslyn homes offer Breathtaking Views of Washington dc & Monuments

With the increasing high demand for housing in Rosslyn, the Waterview, a 30 floor glass tower is housing the Palamar Hotel on the first 13 floors, while the remaining will be dedicated to its condo owners.  With its breathtaking views of the many Washington Monuments, Georgetown and the Potomac River is , this is a luxury reflected in its selling price.  Recently, the Washington Post stated that real estate in Rosslyn has comparatively begun marketing like that of “Manhattan on the Potomac”.

The Ross family settled in this urban village in the early 19th century, farming and prospering the land.  Before long, a community came in and settled behind them honoring their name as “Ross Lynn”.  Following the Civil War, in the 1860’s, Rosslyn was known as a lawless community at the foot of the bridge.  With its brothels, saloons, gambling halls and pawnshops, this “outlaw” center failed to attract any new development. Inspired developers and reformers finally saw its potential of real estate and in the early 20th century ousted its distasteful activities.  This former den of inequity has been transformed into the metropolitan area boasting the most skyscrapers in the region.

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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial and Arlington National Cemetary

The United States Marine Corps War Memorial, also called the Iwo Jima Memorial is located adjacent to the Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer and Arlington Boulevard (U.S, Route 50) in Rosslyn.  Offering great views of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the United States Capitol is the Netherlands Carillon (http://dc.about.com/od/concerts/a/NethCarillon.htm) on the memorial’s grounds.  Freedom Park is also another well known quiet escape sightseeing spot with the busy city below.

Orange and Blue Metrorails

Being the first stop in and out of the city on either the Orange or Blue Metro Rail, Rosslyn has become a hub for the transportation system.  With the intersection of the Frances Scott Key Bridge and Lee Highway, Jefferson Davis Highway, the George Washington Memorial Highway and the Custis Memorial Parkway, Arlington Boulevard connects with all of these routes in and near Rosslyn.  This urban village has 14 Metrobus Lines and a shuttle run by Georgetown University.  Connecting Rosslyn with Georgetown and Dupont Circle is a DC Circulator.  With its extremely popular area to access from most of downtown Washington D.C. or Foggy Bottom, Rosslyn is becoming a place of gathering, where the social meet for after dinner drinks or a jog along the Potomac.

Roosevelt Island

Once you get off of the beaten path in Rosslyn, you will soon discover that there are plenty of beautiful areas to be conquered.  The most known of these is the Custis Trail (http://www.traillink.com/trail/custis-trail.aspx), a popular urban 4 mile, hilly, paved bicycle route.  This trail connects Virginia’s D.C. suburbs to the District itself. It also links to both the Mount Vernon Trail at Roosevelt Island and the W&OD Railroad Regional Park Trail.   With the soft lush landscape, you will forget about the chaos of everyday life.  If that didn’t provide you with enough serenity, take in over 88 acres of Teddy Roosevelt Island. Donated by our 26th president, Teddy Roosevelt, this island reflects on his lifelong love for the outdoors.  With trails that showcase wildlife habitat viewing, it gives everyone to a chance to get back to nature.  Maintained as a natural park, with a memorial plaza featuring a statue President Roosevelt, bicycles and cars are not permitted on the island which can be reached by a footbridge on the western bank of the Potomac River.

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