Pentagon City Real Estate
Guide to Pentagon City
Though it’s obvious where Pentagon City gets its name from, there is plenty more to appreciate in this lively neighborhood than the famous government building. Pentagon City is packed full of great restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and world-class retail destinations.
Located in the heart of Arlington, Pentagon City is bound by I-395 to the north, which also wraps around to the west. To the south its neighbor is Crystal City, with the east bordered by Long Bridge Park.
Great Homes, Great Location, Great Prices
This neighborhood is prime for people looking for modern townhomes and condo units. The many condo buildings here offer residents spacious units with plenty of square footage, as well as great amenities such as community pools and modern gyms. The townhomes come with classic brick fronts, and many feature-renovated kitchens with brand new appliances.
Zipping Around Town
Pentagon City is in the perfect location to easily travel to other Arlington neighborhoods and surrounding cities, such as Washington, D.C. I-395 runs southwest to northeast, leading right across the Potomac River and into Washington, D.C. Running north to south, Route 1 makes it easy to commute to and from Alexandria. For longer trips, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is only a few minutes down the road. Residents can also make use of the many public transportation options, such as Arlington’s cross-county bus routes and neighborhood connectors. The Pentagon metro station also makes it easy to commute from place to place.
Located in the heart of Arlington, Pentagon City is in the ideal location to enjoy the area’s many wonderful retail and dining options. Whether you are a die-hard shopper or just looking for a quick gift, Fashion Centre will fulfill all of your retail wants and needs. A world-class shopping mall containing over 170 different stores and restaurants, Fashion Centre has everything from the Apple Store to Nordstroms. Find your favorite designers here such as Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Vince Camuto and more! After an exhausting day of retail therapy, refuel at popular places such as Chipotle and Fire and Ice, or treat yourself to something sweet at Godiva and Cinnabon. The mall even has a Ritz-Carlton so you can make a weekend of shopping, exploring Arlington and visiting the nation’s capital.
Outside the mall, there are plenty of other amazing restaurants. Rustico Restaurant and Bar is a popular destination among the locals, always serving up amazing food with outstanding customer service. This place’s crowning feature is the bar, with over 30 brilliant taps bookended by two massive coolers containing more than 331 different types of ales, lagers, ciders and stouts. Rustico has every flavor imaginable, from crisp to tart and you can even take your favorite brew to go! Any time of day is ideal for stopping by, whether to grab a drink with friends or to bring your family for a nice sit-down meal. Like the beer selection, the food menu is also quite extensive, offering a wonderful selection of salads, soups, burgers, pizza and other classic entrées. And at the end of the meal, pair your favorite dessert with select beer such as Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout and the Hardywood Raspberry Stout.
Another community staple is the Liberty Tavern, located in a restored historic building with an inviting bar and lounge area. Bustling with activity all hours of the day, come for a drink or enjoy the nice upstairs dining room with a warm, sophisticated ambiance. This cozy tavern was founded by two Arlington families and has proudly remained locally owned since, recognized for its excellence by the Washington Post and the Washingtonian. Here all of the food is prepared with fresh, in-season ingredients, with the chefs hand-making all of the pastas, breads and desserts. When it comes to an overall high-quality dining experience, Liberty Tavern will never disappoint.
Get To Know Your Government
If you’re living in Pentagon City, there is no doubt that you have to take a tour of the Pentagon at some point. Under the purview of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, more than 100,000 visitors come each year to take a tour of one of the world’s largest low-rise office buildings. Amazingly, the U.S. Capitol could fit into any one of its five wedge-shaped sections, and it is more than twice the floor space of the Empire State Building. The riveting tour begins with a 60-minute presentation that teaches you all you need to know about the country’s defense, and highlights the missions of the five branches of the Armed Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff. Be sure to make your reservation in advance and come see one of the country’s most iconic landmarks.
What A Great Place
All in all, Pentagon City is one of the best neighborhoods Arlington has to offer. Centrally located, it is ideal for enjoying the best of both Arlington and Washington, D.C. Residents love how easy it is to get from place to place, and, even more so, the beautiful condos and homes the area has to offer.