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How Rosslyn in Arlington County got it’s name

Rosslyn offers great views and beautiful landscapes in Arlington County, Virginia. The area sits in view of the Potomac River, Arlington Cemetery, and Washington, D.C. Rosslyn is also home to the United States Marine Corps War Memorial and Freedom Park.

The name Rosslyn came from a local farm behind the shore. The farm was known as Ross Lynn, owned by William and Carolyn Ross. In the 1860’s Rosslyn’s largest development was a large brewery.┬áIt was changed to the Cherry Crush Bottling Co. after prohibition. When electric trolleys were introduced the real estate business picked up.

Some of the more prominent businesses of Rosslyn include the “ABC” T.V. Affiliate, and the Art Institute of Washington. In the 1960’s Rosslyn had a development growth with the opening of the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. This brought construction of high rise office buildings, hotels, and living spaces.

Rosslyn is a beautiful place to visit or live with it’s unique history and views.

Homes and condos for sale in Rosslyn

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(all data current as of 4/18/2015)

  1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,390 sq ft
  2. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 731 sq ft
  3. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,600 sq ft
  4. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,922 sq ft
  5. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,650 sq ft

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Rosslyn is in Arlington County VA

Stuart NesbittAbout the Author ---Stuart Nesbitt is a Realtor® licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His office is located in Fairfax County near the City of Alexandria in Belle Haven. He was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax County schools. Call him at any time to discuss your real estate needs.