Welcome to Arlington Ridge
Charming, peaceful hillside neighborhood with fantastic city views
Arlington Ridge is a quiet, residential enclave nestled in the hillsides of southern Arlington. This community’s elevated location along the hills that run from Rosslyn to Four Mile Run offers fabulous views of Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas.
This community, like many in the capital region, had a vast boom during the early to mid-20th century as the postwar government needed more housing for the employees flocking to the area. Many of the homes in Arlington Ridge were built from the 1920s to the 1950s and gave the neighborhood a historic, charming feel.
Arlington Ridge is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the greater DC area for a good reason. It boasts excellent local schools, great spots for recreation, and a truly idyllic atmosphere.
What to Love
- Peaceful, exclusive vibe
- Extremely walkable residential areas
- Plentiful local parks and athletic fields
- Ideally located in the Metropolitan DC Area
The homes in Arlington Ridge are a blend of new builds and historic homes, giving the neighborhood a unique feel. The wide, winding streets of this residential area are shaded with lots of mature, canopy trees. The Arlington Ridge Civic Association works with residents to ensure the neighborhood maintains a strong sense of community.
Pentagon City and National Landing are both located just a short drive from Arlington Ridge, giving residents easy access to these vibrant shopping and dining corridors. Nearby Metro stations in Crystal City and Pentagon City make it easy for Arlington Ridge residents to access DC and the surrounding areas for work and recreation alike.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The Sparrow Room
near Pentagon City serves Chinese small plates and mains like cabbage spring rolls and black bean clams. This vibrant eatery has an impressive menu of cocktails and mocktails to pair perfectly with the Asian flavors of its dishes. And each Wednesday, the restaurant holds a mahjong class in the dining room.
Brewpub Nighthawk Brewery and Pizza
specializes in Midwestern-style tavern pies and deep-dish Detroit pizzas. This laidback Arlington-area eatery has an extensive list of beers, all of which are brewed on-site.
Located in Crystal City, McNamara’s Pub and Restaurant
serves innovative Irish tavern fare in a bright, vibrant dining space. With mains like Irish nachos and sausage rolls, McNamara’s is a great spot for a meal after work or for watching a game on one of its many screens.
Beauty, Champagne, & Sugar Boutique
, located in National Landing, is a unique blend of a wine bar, bistro, bottle shop, and boutique. The shop portion of this establishment features handmade, artisan goods by local female entrepreneurs. Patrons can participate in wine tastings and purchase bottles of their favorite blends. During the warmer months, visitors can take a seat on the gorgeous patio for small plates, light meals, dessert, and wine.
Things to Do
With over 20 acres of cultivated and natural land, Virginia Highlands Park
is an expansive park in the Arlington Ridge area. This park has plenty of fields and courts for baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball, and lacrosse. And families will love the spray ground and large, engaging children’s play structure.
Fort Scott Park
features several athletic fields and courts with facilities for baseball, softball, basketball, and tennis. The park also has tennis practice walls available for residents to hone their game. There is a nature trail, a paved walking trail, picnic areas, and a playground in Fort Scott Park.
The Army Navy Country Club
is just outside Arlington Ridge. This prestigious private club has a championship-level golf course, fantastic tennis courts, an expansive aquatic center, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. Members can participate in several social events organized by the club throughout the year.
, located in nearby Alexandria, is one of the region’s premiere concert halls. This historic theater hosts some of the biggest acts in country, folk, and rock music.
The Arlington Public Schools
system serves the community of Arlington Ridge. The Arlington Public School system has both choice and option schools, operated via lottery systems, to allow families flexibility in choosing a school. Excellent schools of note in the area include: