Arlington Neighborhood Spotlight Series:
Aurora Highlands a beautiful and vital part of Arlington, Virginia. This neighborhood is highly sought after for both lifestyle and commute-ability. A neighborhood close to Pentagon City Metro, and Crystal City Metro, residents enjoy a walking commute and convenient shops, restaurants and parks.
Commonly referred to as A Small Town In A Big City, Aurora Highlands is primarily zoned as single family homes, but yet, the surrounding borders are the thriving metropolitan areas of Pentagon City and Crystal City. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, you find neighbors riding bikes through the neighborhood, sitting on their front porches, hosting neighborhood block parties and socializing at community activities such as the Annual Halloween Boo Ha Ha.
Enjoy the many benefits of the Arlington Library with this convenient branch location. From storytimes to author visits and more, the library is a great community resource. While events are online for the moment, there are still takeaway crafts and book pickup at local locations.
This almost 20-acre park is filled with recreational opportunities. There are two diamond fields , six lighted tennis courts, two lighted basketball courts and a volleyball court. There is also a sprayground to cool off in the hot summer, and a frost-free drinking fountain for the winter. The park also features the Highlands Urban Garden, managed by the Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture.
Authentic and deliciously rustic Italian cuisine is right around the corner. Federico Ristorante Italiano is run by the owner of another Crystal City staple, Freddie’s Beach Bar, and brings the same warm and friendly atmosphere to a fine Italian dining experience. Open for curbside carryout or socially distanced table seating.
Indulge your wildest pizza dreams at Extreme Pizza. With a philosophy of “Dedication to Quality, Commitment to Innovation,” their delicious pizzas give customers the opportunity to push the limits with toppings like mandarin oranges, carrots, ghost pepper cheese and hummus sauce. But they also serve yummy twists on classics like meat-lovers and veggie pizzas. Available on delivery apps and for pick up.
A community staple for over 50 years, this restaurant serves the best of diner comfort food. Enjoy delicious pancakes and eggs, as well as pie, ice cream and hamburgers 24/7. Available for online ordering, delivery, pickup and patio seating.
Full of good food and great fun, the Crystal City Sports Pub has been a gathering place for the neighborhood. With plenty of spaces on 3 floors, including plentiful patio seating, there is space to enjoy their signature cocktails and crabcakes. Also available for carryout and delivery.
A testament to the rich diversity of the area, this Greek restaurant is full of authentic, classic Greek cuisine. From moussaka and spanakopita to stuffed grape leaves and baklava, there’s something delicious in every corner of the menu. Available for pickup and delivery.
The Pentagon City mall is a vibrant space full of luxury stores and classic mall favorites. Find stores like Kate Spade and Coach, as well as Lush and the Apple store. With wide open spaces and safety precautions in place, it’s a great place to walk in the winter as well.
Grocery Stores– Costco, Harris Teeter & Whole Foods
Aurora Highlands is close to 3 major grocery stores, perfect for quick trips, delivery, pick up, or stocking up. So many choices so close is hard to find, even in a city.
Geva & Jane Real Estate has years of experience buying, selling, and living in Aurora Highlands. To learn more, or to learn about available homes in Aurora Highlands, contact Geva & Jane today at 571.249.4382. Call or text!