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more than 8 million square feet of office space and 2,200hotel rooms, as well as apartment buildings and condo-miniums that house more than 6,000 units. The closesturban village to Washington, Rosslyn sits just across theKey Bridge from Georgetown. Because of strict heightrestrictions on buildings in Washington, Rosslyn providesthe area’s only skyline and, consequently, spectacularviews of the Potomac and the District. NorthropGrumman Corporation, The Boeing Company,Raytheon, IBM, The Freedom Forum, and the AmericanChemistry Council are some of Rosslyn’s employers.Courthouse is Arlington’s civic center, home to county offices and the civic plaza. It’s also increasingly becomingthe location of choice for dot com and IT groups. The
’s online operations are headquarteredhere. Sapient, a leading technology consulting andservices firm, also has offices here, as does Verizon, theCounty’s largest private employer.Clarendon is considered Arlington’s original urbanvillage, having first been developed in 1903. Today it isone of the region’s hippest and most desirable neighbor-hoods, comparable to the District’s famed Georgetownand Adams Morgan. Best-known for its wide variety of ethnic restaurants, hopping bars, and clubs featuringsome of the area’s hottest bands, quaint storefronts, andcharming 1930s-era bungalows, Clarendon is quickly becoming home to many businesses, as well, includingthe information technology giant SRA International andComcast Corporation.Ballston is Arlington’s science and technology center.The National Science Foundation is based here, andmany major technology firms have large offices inBallston, including CACI International and SAIC. Severalassociations are also located here, including the NatureConservancy, a nonprofit preservation group, and theNational Rural Electric Cooperative Association. TheBallston Common Mall is not only the neighborhood’sprime shopping location, but will soon be home to thetraining facility and offices of the Washington Capitalshockey team and a community ice rink.Crystal City has Arlington’s largest downtown, with 10million square feet of office space, 5,000 hotel rooms,
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If a developer wants to buildin Arlington, he or she must makeroom for residences and street-frontretail as well. The result has beenan exceptional quality of life thathas made Arlington a modelfor smart growth.
5,000 residences, and a growing“restaurant row.” It is located justminutes from Reagan National Airport and is home to the officesof Booz Allen Hamilton andLockheed Martin Corporation.Pentagon City is best-known forits Fashion Centre, one of the coun-try’s highest-grossing retail centers, with more than 160 stores, restau-rants, and galleries. But it is alsohome to more than 3,400 residen-tial units and 665 hotel rooms,including the Ritz-Carlton.Columbia Pike is primarily a res-idential and retail district—and amajor thoroughfare for the County.It boasts Arlington’s largest concen-tration of ethnic restaurants, nodoubt attributable to the largeimmigrant population that callsColumbia Pike home.The County board was (and is)adamant about creating mixed-useneighborhoods. If a developer wantsto construct an office building, heor she has to make room forresidences and street-front retail as well. While this might cause somedevelopers to grumble, the resulthas been an exceptional quality of life that has made Arlington amodel for smart growth. Today,35,000 residents (or 17 percent of the population) live within walkingdistance of a Metro stop, 30 percentof residents work in Arlington,nearly 25 percent use publictransportation to get to work, and12 percent of households don’t evenown a car. In fact, Arlingtonians aremore likely to be car-less than any other county in the region.The half-mile-wide corridoralong Wilson Boulevard occupies just 7.6 percent of Arlington’s landbut generates a third of its tax rev-enue. And because neighborhoodsinclude homes, businesses and retail,it means less traffic and publictransportation congestion becausepeople are coming and going onfoot during rush hour.“All of our development isconnected to the transit system,”