Two Liberty Center – Walkability In The Heart of Ballston

Published December 7, 2017

Two Liberty Center, located across from Ballston Quarter, 4040 Wilson Blvd. and The View Luxury Apartments, has one of the best “Walk Scores” around at 96. A variety of fast casual, white table cloth and quick serve restaurants, as well as hotels and retail shops, make Ballston one of the best neighborhoods to live and work in. Previously, we talked about how much Ballston has changed in just a few years time (see “Ballston 2014 vs 2020), and the changes are also apparent from some of Two Liberty Center’s original materials, as seen below:

As seen in the above graphic, Ballston already had much to offer, however some of these restaurants and other amenities have been through some changes, and others have been replaced entirely. The original listings included:

RESTAURANTS – FAST CASUAL: A-Town Bar & Grill, Big Buns, Bloom’s Grill, Blue River Café, Buffalo Wild Wings, CarPool, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Chipotle, Cosi, Green Turtle, I Love Thai, IHOP, Kapnos Taverna, Manchu WOK, Mussel Bar, Noodles & Company, Panera Bread, Pepita Cantina, Pizza Autentica, Potbelly, Rock Bottom Brewery, Sweet Leaf, Sweetgreen, Taylor Gourmet, Texas Bar-B-Q, The Front Page, Tivoli, To Market To Market, World of Beer, Yona. RESTAURANTS – WHITE TABLE CLOTH: Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro, P.F. Chang’s, Pinzimini, Uncle Julio’s Rio Grand Café, Rustico, Tara Temple, Kapnos Taverna. RESTAURANTS – QUICK SERVE: Arby’s, Bruegger’s Bagels, Buzz Bakery & Lounge, Chick-fil-A, Juice Zone, Sbarro, Starbucks Coffee, Subway, Zoe’s Kitchen. HOTELS: Hilton, Westin Hotel, Residence Inn. FITNESS: Gold’s Gym, Sport & Health. SERVICES/RETAIL: Bank of America, Capital One, CVS, First Citizens Bank, Freshbikes, HSBC, Macy’s, One Stop News, PNC Bank, TD Bank, Suntrust Bank, Wells Fargo.

For example, what was once World of Beer is now Crafthouse, and CarPool has moved their location. The list does also not take into account the upcoming Ballston Quarter with all of their new amenities, or 4040 Wilson’s upcoming VIDA Fitness (the first in Arlington!). One of our most recent developments, Marymount University’s new campus, has added a Starbucks and other retailers.

As Ballston continues to grow, so does its offerings. The Shooshan Company is proud to be a part of this neighborhood’s development and continues to partner with local and national businesses.

In addition to everything listed above and the impressive Walk Score, Two Liberty Center, located at 4075 Wilson Boulevard, has also received the Platinum award from Arlington County Commuter Services for its alternative transportation program. The property was also honored to receive LEED Gold Certification. As we’ve stated in previous articles, LEED stems from the U.S. Green Building Council and as their website states:

“LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated. Leaders around the world have made LEED the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings, with around 1.85 million square feet being certified daily… LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money.” http://www.shooshancompany.com/two-liberty-center-receives-leed-gold-certification/

We will keep you posted on other developments and amenities coming to Ballston, and you may also view twolibertycenter.com/lifestyle/ to see an updated list.

 

References:

Ballston 2014 vs. 2020. (2017). The Shooshan Company. Source: http://www.shooshancompany.com/ballston-2014-vs-2020/

4040 Wilson to Feature First Arlington VIDA Fitness. (2017). The Shooshan Company. Source: http://www.shooshancompany.com/4040-wilson-to-feature-first-arlington-vida-fitness/

LEED. (2017). U.S. Green Building Council. Source: http://www.usgbc.org/leed

Two Liberty Center Receives LEED Gold Certification. (2017). The Shooshan Company. Source: http://www.shooshancompany.com/two-liberty-center-receives-leed-gold-certification/