Arlington Find Your HeART Exhibit

Arlington County’s Parks and Recreation and its community arts team has created new exhibit titled “Find Your HeART”…

Arlington To Reopen Parks

Arlington County recently announced the reopening of park amenities. According to the press release: “Effective Friday, June 5, Arlington County will reopen numerous park amenities for people who practice social distancing and follow the posted guidelines. Reopened amenities will include:

Arlington Economic Development: BizLaunch

Arlington Economic Development (AED) is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of an economically competitive and sustainable community, and the creation of exciting, diverse and amenity-rich places.

The Interesting Story Behind The Arlington Name:

Arlington County recently published a news release titled “100 Years Ago: Call to Rename Alexandria County ‘Arlington’.” It’s an interesting story of how Arlington came to be:

Kodiak Realty Services: Construction Services

Kodiak Realty Services, in addition to Property Management (see here), also offers construction services. As a Class A licensed contractor in the state of Virginia, Kodiak acts as a project consultant and construction manager, providing all services associated with construction. Kodiak gives building owners and tenants access to a menu of qualified subcontractors. Services include tenant improvements, ADA compliance work, code work, renovation and major capital improvements. KRS offers the highest quality… Read More

LEED Gold Certification: Two Liberty Center

Late last year, Arlington County was honored to earn the title of “Platinum Level Community.” This was the first community to earn the title with the U.S. Green Building Council’s new LEED for Communities program. The Arlington County press release stated, “‘Arlington County understands the value of LEED and its ability to help set goals and deploy strategies that can improve the quality of life for residents across the community,’ said Mahesh Ramanujam,… Read More

Arlington Connection: “Arlington Cares Celebrates Community Volunteers”

A recent article from the Arlington Connection newspaper highlighted Volunteer Arlington and their second annual Arlington Cares event held at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Arlington. Volunteer Arlington, a program of Leadership Center for Excellence, connects individuals, groups and businesses to local nonprofit and county volunteer opportunities. The article states, “Local nonprofit and county organizations hosted booths as part of a volunteer fair for attendees to learn about volunteer opportunities… Read More

Visit the FreshFarm Ballston Market Every Thursday

With the longer days of summer, take time to enjoy all that the warmer months have to offer, including venturing to some area farmers’ markets. If you live around Ballston, you are within walking distance to some wonderful restaurants, shops, and grocery stores, as well as the Ballston Farmer’s Market. Every Thursday afternoon (3:00 pm – 7:00 pm), the Ballston FreshFarm Market serves up locally grown fruit and vegetables, along with gourmet… Read More

Arlington Parks Ranked Among Nation’s Best

​Arlington has one of the best park systems in the country according to The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit group whose website states their mission is “to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.” Washington, D.C. is also in the top five. The nonprofit’s methodology for ranking parks consists of 4 factors according to their website: Acreage: Median park size and park acres as %… Read More

The Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor:

Here’s a look at some of the impressive Ballston numbers: 45% of the population is between the ages of 25-35 years old 60/40 split between automobile/mass transit 7.5 Million Square Feet of office space 1.1 Million Square Feet of retail space 80%+ of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher 44.3% of residents have graduate or professional degrees $123,828: Ballston’s average household income 58+ restaurants 86.2% of Ballston’s jobs are “white collar”… Read More