Rosslyn, VA Homes For Sale

The community of Rosslyn, Virginia offers many different things—it’s located right on the Potomac River, directly across from the nation’s capital. Plus, it offers some fantastic homes and condos for sale. The neighborhood also has a unique and colorful history.

While many Washington Metro communities share genteel historical tales of tobacco plantations and early settler days, Rosalyn was a wild and wanton place. As in gambling halls and houses of ill-repute, and robberies in the dead of night. When the twentieth century arrived, a morals cleanup campaign was initiated but there was still the matter of waterfront industrial pollution. Yuck!

But Rosslyn is no longer Sin City—not unless you consider it a crime to have a few drinks at the Continental Pool Lounge, soak it up with greasy, cheesy food from Ray’s Hell Burger and then retreat back to your awesome penthouse overlooking the river. Sounds wickedly appealing, doesn’t it? For more information about Rosslyn, VA homes for sale, contact us today!

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More About the Rosslyn Real Estate Market

So what kind of homes for sale can you find in Rosslyn? All sorts. This place is heavy on condos, from old converted brick commercial buildings to luxury townhouses. And there’s also a lot of very tall buildings with even more on the way. The reason being, that there’s a height restriction on development across the water in Washington, DC but none here. The tallest skyscrapers in the entire metropolitan area can be found right here and that means some excellent views of the river and DC monuments.

You can still find some old detached single-family homes for sale as well—often Craftsman-style bungalows with generous front porches. This old neighborhood lies immediately east of Clarendon-Courthouse and in fact, the three communities are often lumped together in one vibrant blend of restaurants, retail and awesome condos and homes for sale. Rosslyn-Clarendon-Courthouse has become a catch-all phrase for everything that’s hot and trendy in Arlington. 

From upscale townhouse condos for sale like the four-level Gaslight Square residences, to cost-effective studio units, Rosslyn holds a wide appeal to real estate buyers. Prices start in the low six figures and top out at around $3 million. There’s tons of nightlife, a nearby Whole Foods and mass transit at the Rosslyn Metro station. This unique urban community of about 9,500 residents continues to grow and evolve.