The Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virgini...

The Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia as viewed from Georgetown. The Potomac River is in the foreground. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Rosslyn is an urban village located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.  Its many skyscrapers make its appearance in some ways more urban than nearby Washington.  Rosslyn is the home to the Marine Corps War Memorial (also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial), the Spectrum Theatre, and Artisphere.  In addition to many businesses, there are numerous apartments buildings and condominiums including the luxurious Waterview and Turnberry Tower.  It is also Virginia’s first Metro stop, serving both the Orange and Blue lines.  Annual events include the Rosslyn Jazz Festival held at Gateway Park each September, an outdoor film festival on Friday nights in the summer, and “Light Up Rosslyn” in December when thousands of white lites lining the buildings are turned on simultaneously.  Because of the many business located here they also have lunchtime concerts in the summer at several locations and there is a weekly Farmer’s Market on Thursdays.

Useful Links for Rosslyn Residents or those who are thinking of moving here:

The Rosslyn BID

Car-Free Diet’s Description of Rosslyn

Wikipedia’s Description of Rosslyn

The Washington Post article on Where We Live

Walk Arlington – Rosslyn Walkabout