Ballston Retail

Already one of Arlington's most lively neighborhoods with an ideal mix of daytime and evening customers, Ballston is back on the regional map with the recent overhauls of Ballston Exchange and Ballston Quarter. Combined,the projects reinvigorated over 430,000 SF of retail space along Wilson Boulevard with open-air dining, entertainment, and shopping that caters to the to the neighborhood’s youthful population, which includes 63% of residents in the age range from 20 to 39. The projects continue Ballston’s upward trajectory, as they join an existing base of restaurants with cuisines that span the globe.

The retail additions aren't the only way Ballston is growing. Already densely-populated with 20,000 residents in a 1/2-mile radius and 7.5 million SF of office space, significantly more customers are on the way with 1,057 residential units and 200,000 SF of office under construction. If new and happening is the goal, Ballston’s the place to be.
 

Ballston Retail Profile (PDF)

 

Key Demographics

Population 1/4-Mile 1/2-Mile 1-Mile
Residents 7,050 20,769 40,271
Daytime 17,887 40,229 59,663
Educational Attainment      
Bachelor's or Higher 85.7% 80.0% 79.2%
Household Income      
Median $113,830 $111,124 $117,314
Average $143,551 $141,221 $156,160
Age      
20 29 32.7% 30.1% 23.9%
30 39 30.4% 28.2% 24.3%
40 49 10.8% 10.7% 11.5%
50 59 7.8% 8.5% 9.9%
Median 33.0 33.1 34.1

Source: ESRI (2018) - Radius from Stuart Road/Wilson Boulevard Intersection
 

Transportation Statistics

Mode Count
Metro Boardings 9,249 Weekday
Daily Traffic Count 27,000 - Fairfax Drive/Glebe Road
Peak Hour Pedestrian Count 554 (am) / 889 (pm) - Stuart St/Wilson Blvd
Walk Score 95 - Walker's Paradise

Source: Arlington County; Walk Score; WMATA
 

Development Summary

Type Existing Under Construction Approved
Hotel Keys 1,075 0 0
Office SF 7,456,051 191,300 0
Residential Units 7,578 1,057 204
Retail SF 1,255,056 109,985 0

Source: Arlington Economic Development - includes entirety of Urban Village
 

Large Employers

Company Count
Accenture Federal Service 5,000  7,499
Department of Homeland Security 1,000 - 1,499
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association 500 - 749
Deloitte Consulting 500 - 749
Evolent Health 500 - 749
The Nature Conservancy 250 - 499
NCS Pearson 250 - 499
Six3 Advanced Systems 250 - 499

Source: Arlington Economic Development
 

For more information on shopping, dining and attractions, visit the Ballston neighborhood page. For more information on retail opportunities, please contact Michael Stiefvater.

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