Crystal City

Ideally situated next to Ronald Reagan National Airport, a stone's throw from the Pentagon, and a quick drive or Metro ride from DC, it’s no wonder Crystal City was chosen by Amazon to establish a portion of their major new headquarters. Already home to thriving tech companies like Bytecubed, Eastern Foundry and WeWork/WeLive, the technology giant will invest more than $2 billion in the surrounding area to establish its new headquarters. The neighborhood's growing Millennial population will be joined by at least 25,000 high-wage jobs at Amazon in the next 12 years, which makes the neighborhood ripe for exciting dining and shopping options.

With JBG Smith, a developer well-versed in creating a sense of place, assuming control of numerous properties in 2017, Crystal City is already being reshaped into a vibrant, round-the-clock community that matches its potential as Arlington's gateway into DC.

Even before Amazon's arrival, Crystal City offers retailers a massive customer base with 5,200 hotel keys, 11.5 million SF of office space, and nearly 8,000 housing units all the highest totals of any Arlington urban village.
 

Crystal City Retail Profile (PDF)
 

Key Demographics

Population 1/4-Mile 1/2-Mile 1-Mile
Residents 3,591 10,486 27,344
Daytime 8,121 26,884 50,304
Educational Attainment      
Bachelor's or Higher 89.8% 87.5% 84.1%
Household Income      
Median $103,258 $106,085 $104,730
Average $116,481 $129,221 $136,504
Age      
20 29 42.7% 28.8% 24.3%
30 39 24.1% 23.0% 24.7%
40 49 8.4% 10.5% 12.6%
50 59 8.2% 10.2% 11.0%
Median 30.4 34.3 35.3

Source: ESRI (2018) - Radius from 23rd Street/Jefferson Davis Highway Intersection
 

Transportation Statistics

Mode Count
Metro Boardings 10,359 Weekday
Daily Traffic Count 11,000 - 23rd Street/Jefferson Davis Highway
Peak Hour Pedestrian Count 436 (am) / 649 (pm) - 23rd St/Crystal Dr
Walk Score 93 - Walker's Paradise

Source: Arlington County; Walk Score; WMATA
 

Development Summary

Type Existing Under Construction Approved
Hotel Keys 5,203 0 0
Office SF 11,864,409 0 1,064,298
Residential Units 8,426 700 539
Retail SF 618,150 21,416 153,161

Source: Arlington Economic Development - includes entirety of Urban Village
 

Large Employers

Company Count
US Department of Homeland Security 2,500 - 4,999
Bloomberg BNA 1,000 - 1,499
Booz Allen Hamilton 1,000 - 1,499
Environmental Protection Agency 750 - 999
Lidl 750 - 999
Public Broadcasting Service 500 - 749

Source: Arlington Economic Development
 

Notable Restaurants

Bar Louie | Bell20 Restaurant | Federico Ristorante Italiano | Fiona's Irish PubFreddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant  | Good Stuff Eatery | Highline RxRJaleo | King Street BluesLegal Sea Foods | McCormick & Schmick's | Morton’s | Potbelly | Portofino RestaurantRuth's Chris Steak House | Ted’s Montana Grill  | The Freshman (2020) | We, the Pizza
 

Notable Shops

Crystal City Shops
 

Attractions

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (2020) | Bowlero (2019)Crystal City Farmers Market (Tuesday) | EarthTreksRonald Reagan Washington National Airport

 

Contact

Michael Stiefvater

(703) 228-0827

[email protected]

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