What Makes Aurora Highlands a Desirable Neighborhood?

Atmosphere

This is a very luxurious neighborhood with mature trees and sidewalk lined roads that are great for walking your dog along. Speaking of walking, according to walkscore.com these neighborhoods are the 4th most walkable in all of Arlington, with a high ranking walk score of 85. Being so close to the surrounding metropolis makes this neighborhood have a nice balance between privacy and convenience. Enjoying all that Arlington has to offer (e.g. parks, bike trails, shopping, dining, nightlife, etc.) can be an adventure in itself.

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The cafe culture is alive and thriving in Arlington.

Location

A nice aspect of living in Aurora Highlands, is the close proximity to the Pentagon, the Fashion Centre, Crystal City, and ample restaurant choices on South 23rd St. This neighborhoods is served by two metro stops, Pentagon City and Crystal City. Depending on what transportation you take, commuting to DC from Aurora Highlands can be as short as 12 minutes. Overall, this neighborhood has a very opportune location close to lots of resources.

History

Aurora Highlands has been home to several famous people, like Al Gore, Newt Gingrich, and the Washington Nationals powerhouse Bryce Harper. Additionally, Aurora Highlands is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Aurora Highlands came to be between 1896 and 1930, although under different names (i.e. Addison Heights, Aurora Hills, and Virginia Heartlands). When considering notable landmarks in this neighborhood, the Arlington Historical Museum should not be forgotten, especially since it is located at the Hume School. The Hume School is the oldest school building in Arlington County.

 

 

Aubrey Nesbitt

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Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office. Aubrey is a service-disabled retired veteran and a part of our family. We give him the opportunity to work at the office and on the web as part of his recovery. The opinions and statements presented by Aubrey are his own and we don't necessarily agree with them.