Lee Highway

Spanning five miles from East Falls Church to Rosslyn, Lee Highway is one of Arlington’s main east-west corridors with 1.1 million SF of commercial space and over 40,000 residents. These residents tend to skew older and wealthier than the County at large, as nearly 40% are between 40-69 and the median household income triples the national mark. Serving the northern half of Arlington, the retail offerings reflect these characteristics and primarily target the neighborhood trade area with an emphasis on casual dining, home goods, international and traditional grocery, personal services, and upscale specialty shops.

While several small developments have taken place in recent years, the County is setting the stage for future public and private investment through a multi-year planning study that began in early 2019. For more information on this process, please visit the Arlington Planning Department's Lee Highway homepage.

 

Lee Highway Retail Profile (PDF)
 

 

Key Demographics

Population 1/4-Mile 1/2-Mile 1-Mile
Residents 1,411 5,573 20,768
Daytime 2,426 5,877 23,761
Educational Attainment      
Bachelor's or Higher 80.8% 78.0% 77.9%
Household Income      
Median $185,909 $170,888 $162,739
Average $250,589 $230,121 $219,900
Age      
20 - 29 8.0% 8.0% 8.8%
30 - 39 10.8% 11.7% 13.0%
40 - 49 15.4% 15.1% 14.3%
50 - 59 15.5% 14.9% 14.4%
Median 41.1 40.4 40.0

Source: ESRI (2018) - Radius from Harrison Street/Lee Highway Intersection
 

Transportation Statistics

Mode Count
Daily Traffic Count 22,000 - Lee Highway/Harrison Street
Walk Score 85 - Very Walkable

Source: Arlington County; Walk Score; WMATA
 

Development Summary

Type Existing Under Construction Approved
Hotel Keys 100 0 0
Office SF 280,426 0 0
Residential Units 10,300 0 27
Retail SF 816,806 0 0

Source: Arlington Economic Development
 

Large Employers

Company Count
Medical Facilities of America 150 - 299
Koon's Toyota 100 - 149
Brown's Arlington Honda 100 - 149

Source: Arlington Economic Development
 

Notable Restaurants

Bob and Edith's Diner (2019) | Chasin' Tails | Cowboy Cafe | District Taco | Gaijin Ramen Shop | Lebanese Taverna | Lost Dog Cafe | Maya BistroMetro 29 Diner | Old Dominion PizzaPeter Chang | Pie-Tanza | Sloppy Mama's BBQ (2019) | Tarbouch Mediterranean GrillThe Italian Store | Thirsty Bernie | Yayla Bistro

 

Notable Shops

Arrowine & Cheese | Barston's Child's Play | Big Wheel Bikes | Bill's True Value Hardware | Cherrydale Hardware | Duck DonutsGiant | Harris Teeter | Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe | Jon David SalonLivin' the Pie Life | Loyal Companion | Preston's Pharmacy | Safeway | Unleased by Petco | Village Sweet | Waste Knot NeedlepointWild Birds Unlimited

Contact

Michael Stiefvater

(703) 228-0827

[email protected]

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