How Much More Does It Cost to Live Near Metro?
Proximity has a price. Here's how much you'll pay to live near these Arlington Metro stops.
If you can easily walk from your home to the Metro, then you’re probably paying a lot for that quality-of-life luxury. How much is a lot? Analyzing Redfin home sales data from the past year (Oct. 2016 – Oct. 2017), we found that the average Arlington home—factoring in single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums—sold for about $408 per square foot. But for houses located within a half-mile radius (roughly a 10-minute walk) of a Metro station, the price tag can be considerably higher. Here are the priciest nodes along the Blue and Orange lines.
8. Pentagon City
Average home price per square foot: $309
Difference from county average: -$99
Pentagon City is still more affordable than many Metro-adjacent parts of Arlington, but its stock is rising as it evolves into a denser, more walkable community with a spate of new, high-end condos and apartments. The plaza at Pentagon Row is a year-round hub for special events (concerts, 5K races, outdoor ice skating in winter), and redevelopment projects east of the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City have heralded the arrival of retailers like Whole Foods and Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters. Adjacent neighborhoods include Aurora Highlands and Arlington Ridge, plus — as the name suggests — The Pentagon.