Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingC+
- Health & FitnessNG
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Ballston/Virginia Square is a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia with a population of 13,824. Ballston/Virginia Square is in Arlington County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Ballston/Virginia Square, most residents rent their homes. In Ballston/Virginia Square there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Ballston/Virginia Square and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Ballston/Virginia Square are highly rated.
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Ballston/Virginia Square Reviews
Probably the best area within the Rosslyn to Ballston city corridor if you are a professional in your 30s (you might feel "old" at Courthouse). You will see some seniors as well, and more kids in this area - a nice mix. Extremily safe, and yes, there are what appears to be maybe 2-3 homeless people on any given day near each meteo, but I don't recall seeing anyone sleeping on the streets, and I've seen far more inroxicated 20 somethings in Clarendon on a Saturday night than I have any other population. It's a fun spirited area, and VA Square is just down the road, but Ballston has like 3 or 4 Starbucks so I'm good. The Ballston Quarter also turned out nice, but I've only gone to the theatre and Macy's, have not yet visited all the attractions.
Arlington is a very lively place to be. I'm in Ballston, which is really exciting because of the large number of new restaurants opening up right now, but also pretty chaotic because the area is growing so much (my apartment building has been undergoing loud renovations since I moved in four years ago). I love being by the metro, living blocks from the library and parks, and generally having access to excellent community amenities. Lots of young people and young families.
The most economically diverse area that I (in my significant privilege) encounter is the plaza right outside the Ballston metro. Lots of homeless folks sleep there, but I've never seen them cause trouble. Random men have catcalled me, especially by the bus bays, and I was followed home from the metro once by a guy on a bike. Otherwise, some panhandling is the worst of it.