Arlington County Parks and Recreation

The Arlington County Parks and Recreation recently developed a list of activities for Arlingtonians to recreate at home during the current climate.

Ballston Connect Podcast: The Impact of COVID-19 on Arlington Business

In this podcast, Tina Leone is joined by Kate Bates, the CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce to learn the state of business in Ballston and Arlington, what resources are currently available to small businesses, and how the community can still support local.

Arlington Nonprofits Who Need Assistance

If you are searching for ways to give during the current crisis, be sure to visit the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for a list of Arlington Nonprofit Organizations & Associations to help at https://web.arlingtonchamber.org/Nonprofit-Organizations-Associations.

BizLaunch: Arlington’s Small Business Assistance Network

Arlington Economic Development (AED) is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of an economically competitive and sustainable community, and the creation of exciting, diverse and amenity-rich places.

Self-Guided Walking Tour of Arlington Cherry Blossoms

Due to the current situation, the Cherry Blossom Festival has been canceled. While staying at home is encouraged, it is also encouraged to go for walks as a family. For this, Walk Arlington has created a self-guided walking tour of Arlington cherry blossoms in the neighborhoods of Ballston and Cherrydale.

2019 Arlington Transportation Partners Champions

The Arlington Transportation Partners recently released their list of "Commercial Champions" for 2019 which, as the website states, "provides community recognition and rewards to businesses, multi-family residential communities, commercial properties and schools in Arlington County."

Arlington Ballston Car Free Diet

Ballston Featured In New “Car Free Diet” Arlington Video

From their website: "Arlington's Car-Free Diet is the easy, fun way to live a car-free or car-lite lifestyle. Each time you leave your car at home – choosing instead to ride transit, bike, walk, car/vanpool or telework – you can save money, improve your health and clean our environment."

VIDA Fitness Voted Best Gym

The new ad campaign for VIDA Fitness opening at 4040 Wilson Blvd. emphasizes how they were voted #1 by Washington City Paper and Washingtonian!

Open For Leasing: 4040 Wilson Blvd.

Experience Ballston's tallest apartment building. The Residences at 4040 Wilson (www.4040wilson.com) rise above several floors of innovative office and retail space, including Virginia’s first VIDA Fitness, and award-winning restaurant, The Salt Line. With studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments starting 11 floors above it all, prepare for penthouse views at every level. And it only gets better from there.

Walkable Cities, Like Arlington, On The Rise

Curbed.com, 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."