Crystal City, Arlington, VA

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Crystal City is an urban community located in the Northern part of Virginia near the Potomac River and with amazing views of Washington D.C.  Most people call it the underground city due to its extensive integration of residential high rise buildings and office buildings that use underground corridors. Travelling between stores, residences and offices is possible without going above ground. This is a fantastic city to live in with plenty of variety and new experiences.

Before the city was developed by Charles E. Smith Co., it was composed mostly of industrial sites. After constructions began in the city, the name “Crystal City” was born. The name came from the first ever building to be constructed here which was called the Crystal House and it had an extended crystal chandelier in the lobby. After this, the other subsequent buildings took the Crystal name, for example, Crystal Towers, Crystal Gateway and eventually, the whole city took the title.

Today, Crystal City hosts a number of defence contractors, the United States Marshals Service, the United States Department of Labor and satellite offices for The Pentagon too. The city holds to its name too with an integrated layout and extensive landscaping as well as speckled granite exteriors of the high rise buildings. It’s a beautiful city and stands on its own like a crystal.

On June 2004, the city underwent significant changes where building addresses were changed, most of the markings for the building names were changed, and several major roads were turned into two-way streets. As a result, the local residents today might refer to building names that might be a bit challenging for visitors to find, but if you have a map, you are good to go. Be advised; if you are looking to buy a house in this city, it hosts some of the best realtors who are knowledgeable of the underground city and information that can really help you in your search for a house.

Where to go to in Crystal City

The unique landscaping of the city with an outstanding network of shops and walkways attract and inspire visitors from all over.

Crystal City Shops

This is a premier collection of more than 200 shops, stores, cafes and restaurants situated together along the tree-lined streets. It’s a city with more than one dozen casual eateries, fine dining restaurants and ethnic restaurants in one food court.

To make it better, Crystal City Shops is the premier shopping zone in the Washington D.C area. The shops are located along the Potomac River with some of the best views of Washington D.C.

Mount Vernon Trail

For campers, backpackers, hikers, runners and cyclists, this trail offers a great recreational experience. It’s a paved multi-use trail almost 18 miles long with breathtaking views of Washington DC’s favourite landmarks and the Potomac River.

Pentagon and Air Force Memorial

Pentagon memorial commemorates the 184 lives lost in the Pentagon during the 9/11 attack. The memorial has a park and gateway spanning across two acres with 184 memorial units.

The Air Force memorial honors the millions of soldiers who have served in the US Air Force.

Wine and dine

Despite Crystal City being occupied by a number of high rises and apartments, you won’t lack an excellent place to enjoy a gratifying meal. The city has a variety of restaurants with the best views of Washington DC landmarks, and these restaurants are located along the Potomac River providing great scenery and breathtaking views.

Transport

Getting in and out of Crystal City is easy and can be done quickly using a car, by metro, commuter train, or you can ride your way through using a bike.

Metro

The city has its own central Metro Station located at Arlington near the Jefferson Davis Highway and the Crystal City Shops. The metro serves both the Blue and Yellow Lines in and out of the city.

Commuter train

The city is served by Virginia Railways Express on the Fredericksburg and Manassas lines.

Bus

The Metrobus routes include the Metroway, 9A, 23AB and 10AERS.

Manoeuvring through the city is also made easier by Capital BikeShare. You can check out a bike and return it from any of the 110 stations located throughout Arlington, VA and Washington DC.

It is rumored that Amazon is considering moving its HQ2 to Crystal City.

Homes in Crystal City

Owning a house in Crystal City may be an excellent choice to make. With a city so well networked and with beautiful views and landscaping, the real estate market is one of a kind. The area and its surroundings are beautiful, and the homes here are in demand. Typically, most of the homes don’t stay in the market for long.

The homes in Crystal City attract people and are more desired because of the amazing landscaping and network in the city. The underground city as most people call it is like an underground neighborhood too. You can go to the mall, restaurant or shopping without going above.

Cruising through the city is also easier and faster with different means of public transport. If you want to fly in, the Ronald Reagan National Airport is nearby.

If you have children and want to move to Crystal City, the Crystal City Elementary school is not far from the neighborhood. The Crystal City High School is also within proximity, and both of these are public schools.

For those who love a quiet, clean and safe environment, Crystal City is the perfect neighborhood for you. It is especially quiet on the weekends due to the heavy presence of commercial buildings and offices. This means you get to enjoy your weekends together with the family without any disturbance and minimal traffic.

Homes here offer the residents a suburban feel, but a lot of them are surrounded by breathtaking green views. These homes tend to sell for approximately 2% below the list price and stay in the market for an average of only 40 days. The hottest homes here sell for 1% above list price and are on the market for an average of 15 days.

Crystal City real estate features condos, town homes and single-family homes. Crystal City condos are often found in high rise buildings, while single-family homes are typically in bungalow, Cape Cod, and brick colonial styles.  Crystal City is a unique blend of city and suburb and just minutes from DC, Old Town Alexandria and other areas of Arlington.  Crystal City is a wonderful place to call home. If you would like to learn more about living in National Landing or  real estate in the Crystal City|Arlington area, contact Chrissy or Lisa for all your buying or selling needs.

Discover: Crystal City Homes for Sale

For more information on National Landing or Crystal City Homes for Sale, please contact Chrissy O’Donnell and Lisa DuBois.

For more information on Crystal City Homes for Sale, contact Chrissy and Lisa at (703) 626-8374

Some Real Estate Listings in Crystal City, Arlington, VA

3600 S Glebe Road Unit 507w Arlington, VA 22202

$299,000 - 0Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Eclipse On Center Park, Arlington
New
$299,000
-- Bed
1 Bath
411 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # VAAR175072
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Luxury Eclipse Studio Unit, ideally located near Amazon HQ2 in new National Landing/Crystal City! Large balcony faces west to enjoy radiant natural light and stunning sunsets. Neutral paint and carpet throughout. Efficiency kitchen with stainless steel appliances including built in microwave and french door refrigerator, light oak cabinetry.and granite counter. Full size washer and dryer are in the unit. Generous bathroom and closet space. One car garage space conveys, as does a storage unit for luggage and seasonal items. The Eclipse amenities include a gym, 24/7 concierge service, a community room with gorgeous views of our nation's capital, and an outdoor pool. Harris Teeter is conveniently located below! Building sits at the intersection of multiple walking/running/biking trails. Directly on the bus line, close to shops, restaurants, metro and Reagan National Airport!

3600 S Glebe Road Unit 406w Arlington, VA 22202

$275,000
-- Bed
1 Bath
411 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # VAAR174960
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Turnkey Living in Crystal City/National Landing. Minutes to Amazon HQ2, Reagan National Airport, Potomac Yards, & DC. Bus service to Metro at building entry plus Harris Teeter below building round out this convenient package! This studio unit is nicely appointed with gourmet kitchen and full-size stainless steel appliances/granite countertops, full size washer/dryer in-unit, large balcony, and walk-in closet. Separate STORAGE UNIT and assigned GARAGE PARKING are included! Building Amenities Galore Include: Gorgeous Pool, Gym, Theater Room, Community Room, & 24-Hour Concierge.

1805 Crystal Drive Unit 205s Arlington, VA 22202

$599,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,116 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # VAAR174830
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Great Location and Amenities! Spacious 2 Br, 2 BA Condo in the Heart of Crystal City -Home of Amazon's HQ2! One Block to the Crystal City Metro. Enjoy Convenient Living in this Lovely End Unit with 1,116 Sq. Ft. of Living Space w/Wall of Windows, New Carpet, Freshly Painted. Large Living Room with access to a Brick walled Balcony. Eat-In Kitchen w/Brand New Stainless-Steel Kitchen Appliances and SS High Efficiency Smart Front -Load Washer & Dryer. MBR w/ Two Walk-In Closets, Extra Storage, Garage Parking. Fabulous opportunity to Live in Crystal Park Condos and Enjoy the Convenience & Awesome Amenities: 24 Hours Concierge Desk, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Exercise Room, Party Room, Guest Parking. Close to Washington D. C., Pentagon City, Reagan National Airport... Walk to Metro, Shops, Restaurants, Farmers Market, Long Bridge Park and so much more...

3650 S Glebe Road Unit 568 Arlington, VA 22202

$415,000
1 Bed
1 Bath
699 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # VAAR173762
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
OPEN SUNDAY FROM 1-3PM!! A WORK-FROM-HOME BEAUTIFUL 1 BR/1BA Condo in the Eclipse on Center Park with a 24/7 concierge, pool, gym, game room, underground parking, grocery store attached and extra storage!! This Unit is located at end of the hallway for extra privacy and gorgeous view of the Potomac!! Upgrades include New Hardwood Floors - 2019, New carpet - 2019 , New Dishwasher - 2017 & New LED recessed lighting - 2019! The Eclipse is a pet friendly building with dog locations on site! COMMUTERS DREAM with Access to Running trails, walking, biking and a bus station right across the street! Also walking distance to shops , the metro, restaurants, major highways and easy access to the Airport!

1211 S Eads Street Unit 1508 Arlington, VA 22202

$695,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,408 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # VAAR174474
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Rare end corner unit in popular Bella Vista. Amazing views of DC and the monuments. Best of all Amazon Headquarters is across the street. The open floorplan is filled with natural sunlight. Laminate flooring spans the living area with new carpet in the bedrooms. Gorgeous foyer with marble flooring. Updated kitchen with huge breakfast bar. Spacious Primary bedroom with huge walk-in closet and luxury bath with jetted tub and free standing shower. Relax on the balcony and watch DC come alive as day turns into night. Belle Vista offers a pool, party room and exercise room. With a near perfect walk score you can feel the beat of National Landing with fine and casual dining and metro just steps away. Shop at some of the cities finest retailers.

1805 Crystal Drive Unit 309s Arlington, VA 22202

$749,900
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,322 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # VAAR174594
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Luxury condo living at its best! In the heart of Amazon HQ2 country is this spectacular condo with 2 garage parking spots (G2-91 & G2-92)! A breathtaking renovation featuring 2 magnificent split layout master suites with 2 lavish en suite full baths. Beautiful gourmet eat-in kitchen includes huge waterfall peninsula breakfast bar, white cabinets, quartz countertops, tile back splash, wine rack and stainless steel appliances. Nice size living and dining area. Gleaming luxury vinyl plank flooring and gorgeous light fixtures throughout. Full size washer and dryer in unit. Spacious balcony with views of swimming pool and more! Enjoy Crystal Park's awesome amenities-swimming pool, sauna, party room, exercise room, 24 hour concierge desk and guest parking. National Landing, is one of the most popular neighborhoods in NOVA with easy access to Arlington, DC, Alexandria, I-395, Rte 1 and 110. Within walking distance to restaurants, entertainment, fabulous shopping, Whole Foods, bike and jog trails, Long Bridge Park, VRE and one block to the Crystal City Metro-you cant beat this location! Please follow CDC Guidelines-masks must be worn when viewing this property. *** Check out the virtual tour by clicking https://vimeo.com/493109356 ***

3650 S Glebe Road Unit 464 Arlington, VA 22202

$475,000 - 1Br/1Ba -  for Sale in Eclipse On Center Park, Arlington
Open House
$475,000
1 Bed
1 Bath
810 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # VAAR173996
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Welcome to the Eclipse on Center Park, East building and this sun filled large 1 bedroom and den with a balcony, in the heart of Crystal City! Don't miss this opportunity to own in the epicenter of AMAZON HQ2 and Virginia Tech Graduate Campus! This is a commuter's dream location...minutes to National Airport, METRO bus in front of building with a shuttle direct to Crystal City METRO, a 1/2 mile from the new Potomac Yards Metro opening in 2022! If you want the exercise, there a Bikeshare dock out front, as well. The versatile open floor plan boasts new LVP flooring, fresh paint, walls of windows, chef's kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, granite counters along with tile flooring and recessed lighting. This 800 sq. ft. unit in the sought after Eclipse on Center Park features a reserved garage space and extra storage. This home offers a foyer entry, with guest closet, den, washer/dryer in unit and a primary bedroom with large walk in closet. The ceramic tile bath is accessed from the primary bedroom or the hall. The unit is located just steps from the elevator, but is far enough away for privacy, peace and quiet. A storage unit B-17 and garage space RP2-257 are include in the price. Building amenities include a 24/7 concierge, an on site management office, outdoor pool, fitness center, bike storage, party room, home theater complete with large rooftop deck, with sweeping views of DC. The Eclipse is a pet friendly building with dog walking area on-site. HARRIS TEETER, restaurants, shops, and the spa are located on the ground and lower levels of the building. Close by are Target, Best Buy, and an abundance of other stores, restaurants, places of worship, and the Mount Vernon Trail. The Pentagon, Old Town, DC and more are just minutes away!! Welcome home!!!

3600 S Glebe Road Unit 322w Arlington, VA 22202

$609,900
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,074 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # VAAR173900
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Amazing 2B/2B luxury condo at the lowest price/SF at The Eclipse! Walking distance to Reagan International Airport and Metro. Amenities incl 24hr concierge, pool, gym, club room w/media room, roof-top terrace with beautiful views of DC and Potomac River, Harris Teeter, shops, dog parks, children play ground. Deeded underground parking. Large storage unit. Please get lockbox from concierge.

1300 Crystal Drive Unit 308s Arlington, VA 22202

$550,000
2 Beds
1.5 Baths
1,116 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # VAAR173922
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
BEST VALUE IN CRYSTAL CITY!! BREATHTAKING Freshly painted condo with an enormous balcony in the heart of Crystal City - Home of Amazon's HQ2! Hardwood floors in the spacious living room and second bedroom. Newer carpets in the master bedroom. Hand-picked modern New fixtures; Luxury-styled All Marble Master Bath w/Tub and Separate Shower. Walk-in closets, Extra Storage, One Garage Space included. **WALKABLE TO PENTAGON! GREAT Amenities: Underground access to Crystal City Metro, Indoor & Outdoor Pools, Sauna, Party Room, Exercise Room, 24 Hours Concierge Desk, Doorman, Guest Parking. Walk to the Metro, Shops Restaurants, Minutes to the Airport, Washington D.C., Pentagon City Mall and Old Town Alexandria! View Video https://vimeo.com/464507843

3650 S Glebe Road Unit 639 Arlington, VA 22202

$649,000
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,123 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # VAAR173112
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Come home to this large, bright, luxury condo with high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows in the great room, Desirable, Courtyard facing unit w/ open floor plan, wood flooring through out, gourmet kitchen with S/S appliances, New Refrigerator ,Granite Counters, 42 cabinetry, spacious dual master bd w/ built in closet organizers, WIC, 2 garage pk w/ xtra storage. Amenities include 24 concierge in a secure building, pool, fitness ctr, party rm, billiard rm. bicycle garage. Shuttle bus in front to the metro, Harris Teeter + Replaced a new water heater and HVAC system . Be sure to visit our gym; pool; and rooftop terrace (7th F) and party room with pool table, kitchen, and big screen media room( 2nd F). There is a 24/7 concierge to welcome guests and receive packages. Harris Teeter, Paisanos Pizza, and daycare (temporarily closed) are in the building. MetroBus and bike-rental are out front. We are a pet-friendly building convenient to the bike and jogging trail, the Pentagon, DC, and we can WALK to the AIRPORT, the River, stores, restaurants, and movies. * * * * * THE AREA: Amazon second headquarters is coming and 22202 is the epicenter. A new MetroRail stop, just to the south near the movies on Potomac Avenue, is expected to open in early 2022 and Virginia Tech will build a large Innovation Campus there. Residents qualify for monthly fast transit subsidy. The Eclipse is the newest high-rise condo in the area by at least 3 decades, in the heart of National Landing. Construction is solid with concrete columns and floors, a plus for fire safety and quiet enjoyment. Many nearby condos that are 6 stories or less, are stick-built despite the solid look of their brick exteriors.

3600 S Glebe Road Unit 716w Arlington, VA 22202

$407,500
1 Bed
1 Bath
669 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # VAAR170320
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Please follow CDC guidelines regarding covid 19. Please wear mask during showings and wipe any surfaces you touch. Fantastic opportunity to purchase in the heart of upcoming HQ2. Commuter's dream...located minutes from DC, Pentagon, National Airport, Crystal City Metro, Shirlington, Historic Old Town Alexandria, shops, restaurants, GW parkway bike path and so much more. Luxury one bedroom one bath, high ceilings, private balcony, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Bosch dishwasher, updated pendant lighting, glass shower door and Ben Moore paint. Unit is move in ready!

3600 S Glebe Road Unit 823w Arlington, VA 22202

$571,500
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,039 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # VAAR167012
Property Type Condominium
Price Type --
Price improved $7500 for a total adjustment since listing of $17500! Exceptional condition, 2BR/2BA/1 PKG/1039 sq ft corner, luxury condominium in Amazon s National Landing area. HVAC updated 2019 and water heater 2020. Feature laden: granite kitchen and bath counters, SS appliances, gas cooking/heat/hot water (grill on balcony conveys--electric, only used once), kitchen island, abundant cabinet space, wired for surround sound, garage storage (48x48x90 tall), HUGE parking space isolated between columns. Master suite with separate shower and tub, large customized walk-in closet, double vanity. Bedroom 2 custom closet. Balcony with views of the Potomac River & National Harbor. Building amenities include a large pool, fitness center, party/community room, large terrace with great views, concierge. There is a bus stop right in front of the building and you are approximately a mile to the Crystal City subway stop. Also, the new Potomac Yard subway station is scheduled to open in 2022. The Four Mile Run bike trail is next to the building where you can take a 16-mile loop around Arlington and connect to other trails to access the area much more broadly. Ronald Reagan airport is only a 6-minute drive away. This home provides exceptional location, amenities and investment promise in the middle of Amazon s HQ2. Domestic cats, and small dogs, allowed.