Found in Arlington, Virginia, Ballston is perhaps best known for its metro station. You can find both the Ballston-MU station on the orange line, as well as the recent addition of the silver line. While it’s certainly true you can use the metro stop to get to other parts of Maryland and Northern Virginia (NOVA), as well as Washington DC itself, Ballston is known for a good deal more than that.
One of the nice things about Ballston is that not only does it act as a middle-ground between Washington DC and some of the more well-known portions of NOVA, but it’s worth visiting. Some even find the area irresistible as a place to live. The area features a solid mix of apartments and homes.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect to Ballston is its distinctive mix of large office buildings and suburban neighborhoods. There’s a good deal of homes and larger corporate headquarters throughout the area as well. Redevelopment is consistently being done throughout Ballston so keep this in mind when trying to get around the area.
Depending on what time of the year you happen to be in Ballston, make time for the Farmer’s Market and the Arts and Crafts Market. The Taste of Arlington is a yearly street fair that is also well worth your time. And if you want to get in a great mix of both food and shopping, add the Ballston Mall to the top your list.