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City Spotlight: Crystal City

Crystal City is an urban community in Virginia situated along the Potomac River providing sweeping views of the cityscape and monuments from some of the luxury and commercial buildings located there.  Conveniently situated near National Airport, Crystal City is also home to an acclaimed mall and underground network of shops and walkways.  Other points of interest include:

  • Air Force Memorial
  • Mount Vernon Trail
  • Birchmere Music Hall
  • Fashion Centre at Pentagon City
  • Pentagon Memorial
  • Crystal City Shops
  • National Airport
  • Crystal City Gateway Park

Residents of Crystal City can also enjoy a number of fine restaurants and eateries with the majority found on Crystal Drive including:

  • Morton's The Steakhouse
  • Jaleo Spanish Tapas & Bar
  • Neramitra Thai
  • McCormick & Schmick's
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Ted's Montana Grill

Getting around Crystal City and the surrounding area is easy with three public transportation options. You can use ART or Arlington Transit Service, the Virginia Railway Express and the Crystal City Metro Station.  Crystal City is also adjacent to many suburban neighborhoods including: Arlington, Clarendon, Pentagon City, Fairlington, Shirlington, and Rosslyn, to name a few. Not surprisingly, Crystal City is also a popular site for events and outdoor movies as well as the award-winning Synetic Theater.  Located near the shops, the Synetic Theater offers free performances using motion to tell stories appropriate for audiences of all ages.

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