Crystal City is an unincorporated urban neighborhood in Arlington. According to the 2000 Census the residential population of Crystal City is 16,389, however an estimated 60,000 people commute in to work in Crystal City everyday.
Living in Crystal City, VA
Located just across the river from Washington, DC, Crystal City's close proximity makes it a popular neighborhood for those working in Washington, DC or who just enjoy spending time in the city. Travel in and out of Washington D.C. is easily done by car or by taking advantage of Washington's Metro, with both Blue and Yellow lines running at the Crystal City metro station. However, those living in Crystal City will not be disappointed by the amenities, stores, and restaurants in Crystal City itself.
One of the most unique features about Crystal City is that when the city was first being planned and built, most of the shops, restaurants and pedestrian walkways were constructed underground as part of the Crystal Underground shopping mall. Today the landscape is being extensively renovated to move many of the underground restaurants and shops to the street level to make for a more traditional city feel, but the underground walkways still remain making it possible to walk from one side of the city to the other without going above ground.
Rental and For Sale prices in Crystal City are moderately expensive.