Arlington Parks Rank Among The Nation’s Best

​Arlington has been recognized as having "one of the best park systems in the country" according to The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit group whose website states their mission is “to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.” Washington, D.C. is also in the top five.

What Does LEED Certification Mean?

With many new development projects, you may see the following symbol or a variation of the symbol from the U.S. Green Building Council and wonder what it means: leed-certified leed-silver  leed_gold  leed_platinum_

The Interesting Story Behind The Arlington Name:

Arlington County recently published a news release titled "100 Years Ago: Call to Rename Alexandria County 'Arlington'." It's an interesting story of how Arlington came to be:

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)

The Shooshan Company likes to highlight local organizations working to make Arlington, and the world, a better place. One such organization is the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH). APAH is a nonprofit focused on increasing the number of committed affordable apartments in the DC Metro area for our low-income neighbors. Their mission states:

On The Rise – Walkable Cities Like Arlington, a website detailing neighborhoods and cities, recently published an article on "Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success."

In the article, the author references a new report from Foot Traffic Ahead on the impact of walkable urbanism on U.S. real estate, and that "...On nearly every metric, walkable developments perform better for their citizens, especially economically... On nearly every level, the analysis shows the benefits of denser, human-scale development. High walkability often correlates to improved social mobility."

Arlington Connection Newspaper Lists Weekly Events

The Arlington Connection newspaper, part of Local Media Connection, LLC which publishes 15 weekly newspapers (14 in Northern Virginia and 1 in Potomac, Maryland), keeps a running list of weekly and monthly events. This week's featured:

First Ever Arlington Restaurant Week Starts In October

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has announced the first ever Arlington Restaurant Week will take place October 21-28, 2019. As the Chamber states:

"Calling all diners, restauranteurs, foodies, and Arlingtonians with an adventurous palette – mark your calendars for Arlington Restaurant Week! The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our first ever restaurant week held from October 21 through 28 at your favorite Arlington restaurants. Support your community and join your fellow Arlingtonians in trying out some of the best food the area has to offer."

VIDA Fitness Holding Free Classes in Ballston Ahead of Opening At 4040 Wilson Blvd.

As reported by Arlnow, "... VIDA Fitness isn’t open yet, but they’re offering free classes for anyone looking to get a little more limber in Ballston... VIDA Fitness is offering a 'Glow Up! Power Yoga Class' from 6-7 p.m. at the Ballston Freshfarm Market (901 N. Taylor Street). The VIDA Ballston website describes the class as an outdoor yoga class aimed at improving flexibility and reducing stress... VIDA is planning to open its new Ballston location in the still-under-construction 4040 Wilson Blvd tower The opening date has not been announced, but staff said VIDA is eyeing an early 2020 opening."

Exploring Around Ballston

StayArlington is a division within the economic development department of the Arlington County, Virginia, government, the Arlington Convention and Visitors Service (ACVS) and promotes Arlington as the best place to stay, shop, dine and play when visiting the Washington, D.C. region.

4040 Wilson Blvd. At Liberty Center: A Location Like No Other

The Shooshan Company has recently debuted a new brochure for 4040 Wilson Blvd. featuring new information, statistics, restaurants and more. Read all the details HERE.