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.

Public art by Susan Finsen. Photo courtesy of Crystal City BID.

6. Crystal City

Average home price per square foot: $468

Difference from county average: +$60

Once distinctly unfriendly to pedestrians (much of it was built out in the ’60s, when cars were king), Crystal City is finally beating its “concrete canyon” rap. Redevelopment efforts, particularly along the east side of Route 1, have sparked a renaissance of green spaces, pocket parks, public art murals and new restaurants — all of which are popular with tourists, as well as residents of surrounding neighborhoods such as Aurora Hills, Aurora Highlands and Arlington Ridge.  Home to one of the nation’s first WeLive complexes (a new residential model for communal living) and the 1776 tech incubator, Crystal City is currently on the short list of possible locations for Amazon’s East Coast headquarters. Bonus: it’s close to Reagan National Airport and Long Bridge Park.

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