Area Info


Located right on the Potomac River five minutes from the center of Washington DC, the greater Crystal City area, which includes Pentagon City and Potomac Yard - Arlington, has emerged as Virginia’s largest walkable downtown. With a total asset value of over $11 billion, the area includes over 18 million square feet of office, nearly 18,000 residential units, 5,900 hotel rooms and approximately 475 retail storefronts and restaurants. This scale of development makes the greater Crystal City area an economic engine for Arlington County and comparable to other major central business districts around the country including in Austin, Indianapolis, and even Miami. The BID is supporting the exciting transformation of Crystal City into a vibrant urban center and a great, mixed-use urban community. The following fact sheets provide a more comprehensive overview of the BID organization, the Crystal City area and the vision for the future. For all media inquiries, please contact Amanda Rubin Deveaux at or 212-843-8591.