Almost the entire Washington, D.C. metro area is undergoing tremendous growth. From the bourgeoning Bethesda scene to Merrifield’s new Mosaic District, new spots in and around this city are plentiful. And there’s one neighborhood that is really experiencing the benefits of this boom, opening some of the neatest spots in the city, although you rarely read or hear about them.
In South Arlington, the stretch of Columbia Pike that runs from Glebe Road all the way to the Pentagon, high-end cocktail bars are opening next door to bustling Mexican restaurants that are down the street from rustic taverns.
This influx of restaurants, shops and bars has been relatively rapid, with numerous places
If you drove through Arlington this past weekend, you may have noticed a peculiar site: four large spotlights dancing in the evening sky. The scene resembled something from a Hollywood premier, but in actuality, the premise was quintessential Northern Virginia.
Northern Arlington is one of Washington, D.C.’s most rapidly developing areas. It seems that every day a new restaurant or store is being built.
The fast-paced growth means that it’s very hard to visit everything Arlington has to offer. Luckily for residents and neighbors alike, one day a year, you can find almost every shop in one location.