Over the last few years Rosslyn has worked hard to appeal to those looking to establish a home here rather than just a 9am to 5pm destination. There are pockets of single-family homes, but largely the attraction here is for those seeking urban dwelling options or attached living.
Yes, it’s an excellent location for those commuting into the heart of DC – just a 10 minute ride into the heart of the city – but Rosslyn also has plenty to keep residents busy and happy during non-work hours. There are several parks and family spaces in all directions including Dark Star Park, Freedom Park, Gateway Park and even a neighborhood pet garden. And of course, Rosslyn is home to some of the most attractive tourist spots like Theodore Roosevelt Island, the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial and the Netherlands Carillon are also nearby. The newest attraction that has everyone buzzing is The Observation Deck at CEB Tower. Take in the full grandeur of the D.C. metropolis with a 360° panoramic view of the city’s most majestic monuments, famous landmarks and natural beauty from this Rosslyn skyscraper. On ground level, Rosslyn has 100+ restaurants, cafes, retailers, fitness studios, hair salons and super markets including Target and hosts 160+ neighborhood events year-round big and small. Central Place Plaza is the place to summer in Rosslyn. It’s the location for everyone favorites including a summer farmers market, Rosslyn Rocks! Concerts and Rosslyn Cinema + Pub in the Park. In the fall the Rosslyn Jazz Fest takes over Gateway Park with live music performed by some of the biggest names in jazz and world music today.