Stop, Drop, and Shop in Arlington Virginia

Late winter  in Virginia many of us have spent our weekends cooped-up inside the house. In addition, the bleak and stormy weather can affect our moods and overall dispositions, creating what is commonly thought of as the wintertime blues. Luckily, for those of us who subscribe to the notion of retail therapy, living in Arlington provides locals with a whole host of high-end retail remedies. With a wide array of exclusive indoor shopping malls and hundreds of specialty stores located throughout Arlington’s many distinct neighborhoods, even the worst case of the winter doldrums can be cured by a little retail therapy. So the next time you have a dollar to spend and an afternoon to spare: stop, drop, and shop at one of Arlington’s acclaimed retail shopping areas, the most popular of which are highlighted below.

  • Ballston Commons Mall: Located at North Glebe and Wilson Blvd., Ballston Commons stretches out over a 1.3 million square foot parcel of land and features major retailers such as Macy’s, Macy’s Furniture Gallery, and over 100 other specialty stores. Ballston Commons also features a Regal Cinema movie theater, a Washington Sport & Health Club, and two full-sized ice skating rinks. The mall is located on Metro’s Orange Line; one block from the Ballston Station.
  • The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City: Located at 1100 South Hayes Street, Pentagon City Mall is considered a world-class fashion experience and offers a four-level, glass enclosed, atrium-style shopping center featuring more than 170 retail stores. Pentagon City also houses 7 full-service restaurants, a food court and a movie theater. The Pentagon City Mall is located on Metro’s Blue and Yellow Lines; connected to the Pentagon City Station.
  • The Market Common at Clarendon: Located at 2800 Clarendon Blvd., the Market Common at Clarendon features an exceptional selection of stores including Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Barnes & Noble, and a variety of restaurants, all of which are located in an attractive and architecturally stimulating street-front setting intended for both walking and window shopping. The Market Common is located near Metro’s Orange Line; three blocks from the Clarendon Station.

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  • Crystal City Shops: Located at 1608 Crystal Square Arcade, the Crystal City Shops provide visitors with more than 200 retail stores, shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafes along Crystal Drive. The Crystal City Shops feature a promenade with direct access to hotels and the Metro. Restaurant options include Bebo Trattoria, Charlie Chaing’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Jaleo, King Street Blues, Legal Sea Foods, and McCormick & Schmick’s. The Crystal City Shops are located on Metro’s Blue and Yellow Lines; connected to the Crystal City Station.
  • Pentagon Row: Located at Joyce Street and Army-Navy Drive, the Shops at Pentagon Row feature main stream fashion retailers and commercial restaurants as well as the Arlington Visitors Center. Shoppers can enjoy the charm of Main Street while shopping in an urban village setting. The Shops at Pentagon Row are located near Metro’s Blue and Yellow Lines; near the Pentagon City Station.
  • The Village at Shirlington: Located at 2700 South Quincy Street, Shirlington is one of Arlington’s favorite local neighborhoods for dining and theatrical productions. Shirlington is home to the Signature Theatre and features a European-style promenade with shops, restaurants, nightlife and an art-house cinema. The Village at Shirlington is not located within walking distance of a Metro station.

Ballston Commons Mall- Fun in Arlington

Ballston Common Mall

Bring the kids to take part in the annual Halloween trick or treating all throughout the mall. If you have a lazy teen who will be going off to college soon, why not send him over to Ballston Common Mall’s yearly college fair?  Or you can simply shop in over 200 of their stores.

Ballston Common Mall has something for every single person in the family. If you’re looking to kick back and enjoy a good laugh, then the Comedy Spot is just the hangout spot for you. If you’re treating yourself to hair and nail treatments, you can choose from four beauty salons. Or if you want to keep the kids busy with something fun and energetic, you can always send them over to the nearby Kettler Capitals IcePlex for ice skating or to play hockey. Something that the whole family can enjoy is the Ballston Common Mall big movie theater! As you can see, this mall offers a diverse mix of services and goods. From their CVS Pharmacy to their Cyber Star Services they cater to every person’s wants.

The mall’s main features are their Macy’s, Macy Furniture Gallery, Gourmet Restaurants and the Sport & Health Club. Ballston Common Mall stretches out over 1.3 million square foot piece of land, it has four levels and is located at the corner of Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard only four miles from Washington D.C in Arlington Virginia. Ballston’s mall is quickly becoming the new “downtown” of Arlington.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Stuart at (703)765-0300.


Arlington’s Lexington Square Condos

 Food FindingLexington Square Condominiums are actually two seperate buildings located at 3830 North 9th Street and 3835 North 9th Street in Arlington, Va. Built in 2002, Lexington Square is one block from Virginia Square Metro and convenient to Ballston Commons Mall. Other features to this spectacular complex include:

  • Penthouse Suites (Select Units Have Oversized Rooftops)
  • 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms
  • 20 Different Floor Plans
  • Corian Countertops
  • Elevator
  • Excercise Room
  • Health Club
  • Community Room
  • Party Room
  • Pool
  • Pets Allowed-1 Domestic With No Weight Limit

Lexington Square living is convenient to restaurants, shopping, and a movie theater.

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The New Downtown of Arlington – Ballston Common Mall

Ballston Common Mall

Located near the Monroe at North Glebe and Wilson Blvd, the Ballston Common Mall is highly convenient for residents nearby.

The Ballston Common Mall is situated on 1.3 million square foot of land comprising of 4 levels of complete entertainment, dining and shopping experience.

Ballston Mall

Some of the featured shopper’s delights:

  • Comedy Spot
  • Four beauty salons
  • Kettler Capitals IcePlex – 2 full sized ice skating rinks
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Cyber Star Services
  • Macy’s
  • Macy Furniture Gallery
  • Ballston’s Regal Cinema
  • Sport & Health Club
  • Regal Cinema movie theater

Ballston Common Mall is only 4 miles from Washington D.C in Arlington VA. It is found on the Metro’s Orange Line a block away from the Ballston Station.