Courthouse neighborhood has all the major government buildings – actual Arlington Courthouse, Sheriff’s office, Justice Center, County government administrative buildings. But it’s not stiff! Courthouse has a lot of trees, green space, playgrounds and Courthouse Plaza for relaxing and catching up with your friends.
What do you need to know?
Courthouse, Arlington is a neighborhood developed around Court House Metro stop in Arlington, VA. The buildings here are not as tall as they are in Rosslyn, there are not as many restaurants as Clarendon and Ballston, but it has a more residential feel. It’s near things, but not in the middle of all the hustle and bustle.
Courthouse, Arlington Location:
- Metro stop for Orange and Silver Lines gives easy access to DC, Tyson’s and Vienna. You can reach DC within 10 minutes.
- Bus service can take you directly to Crystal City and DC – no Metro needed.
- Easy bike and scooter rides to Washington, DC, and the rest of Arlington.
- Easy access to HWY 66 and Route 50, Washington Blvd – quick drive to DC (5 min), National Landing (8 minutes), Reagan Airport (8 minutes).
Courthouse, Arlington Lifestyle
What I love about Courthouse is it’s urban feel yet peaceful surroundings.
Courthouse has a car-free plaza with lounge chairs, a fountain, a list of restaurants and a coffee shop – a great place for the community to get together and spend time outside. You will see professionals coming home from the Metro, kids on their scooters and friends catching up over coffee.
Courthouse has a Rocky Run Park that attracts kids & families from outside the County. It has a large soccer field, 2 basketball courts, 2 playgrounds (little and big kid) and a huge climbing structure. It’s a place where the whole community gets together to play. You will see soccer practices, basketball matches, birthday parties, lots of strollers, bikes and people having fun.
AMC Movie theatre is right in Courthouse Plaza – easy walk and large lounge chairs.
Courthouse farmers market is every Saturday – it’s one of the largest farmers markets in Arlington.
Casual eating options include: Sweet Leaf, Brooklyn Bagels, Bayou Bakery, Corner Bakery, The Perfect Pita, California Tortilla.
Higher end dining options include: Tupelo Honey, Fireworks Pizza (best outdoor patio!), MeJana, Sushi Rock
Favorite Bars – Courthaus Social, Ireland’s Four Courts, Ragtime, Arlington rooftop, Verre Wine Bar.
Fitness Options: The Conditioning Room, Gold’s Gym, Core Power, Next Phase Arlington, Xtend Barre.