The one thing that set Rock Springs apart from other neighborhoods in Arlington County is that it is entirely comprised of single-family homes. The homes are mostly occupied by owners with a few rentals here and there.
Located in the North-East border of Arlington, Rock Spring is named after the natural spring situated at the southern side of Rock Spring Road. The neighborhood is purely residential and other than the single-family homes, the other buildings in the area include the Rock Spring United Congregational Church, Jamestown and Williamsburg Schools, and a few public utility structures. The single-family homes in Rock Springs feature a wide variety of styles with the most common being vintage brick-rumblers, split-levels, and colonials.
There are no businesses within the neighborhood. Residents in Rock Springs do their shopping in Lee Heights Shopping Center, located along Lee Highway, and Williamsburg Shopping Center at the intersection of Williamsburg Bvd and Sycamore Street. Rock Spring provides easy access to public transportation such as ART Lines which offers convenient transit to the Ballston and East Falls Church Orange Line Metro stations. There are bike lanes and sidewalks that enables cycling and walking around the neighborhood.
Rock Spring neighborhood is defined by its rolling terrains and tree-lined streets. Little Pimmit Run, which bisects the neighborhood in half from north to south, is the most prominent and defining physical feature in Rock Spring.For recreational activities residents take their children to Rock Spring Park and Jamestown Park.
Students at Rock Spring attend Jameston Elementary, Williamsburg Middle School, and Yorktown Highschool which is nearby.