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Crystal City

Welcome to Crystal City

Crystal City is an organically-grown neighborhood in southeastern Arlington, VA, in close proximity to the Potomac River and the Pentagon. Crystal City is also very close to Ronald Reagan National Airport, which sits between the neighborhood and the Potomac River. One of many “urban villages” in Arlington, along with prominent neighborhoods, such as Rosslyn and Ballston, Crystal City has a large, busy Metro stop. It also lies in close proximity to high-traffic areas such as the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, and Ronald Reagan National Airport. Due to these factors, the neighborhood sees a lot of commercial activity.
In November 2018, online retail giant Amazon announced that one of their new east coast headquarters would be built in Crystal City. Arlington County confirmed this decision in December 2018, and Amazon officially revealed its construction plans in September of 2019. Amazon’s expansion into Crystal City led to a notable increase in Arlington’s home values.
Crystal City’s housing market consists primarily of renters. There are few single-family homes in Crystal City — most residents live in multi-unit buildings, often high rises. Crystal City is known more as a commercial neighborhood than a residential neighborhood.

Overview for Crystal City, VA

7,976 people live in Crystal City, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $85,317. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

34 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Around Crystal City, VA

There's plenty to do around Crystal City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Very Bikeable
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Good Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ballstonian, Mieza Blendery, and Winshel's Cake House.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.58 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.77 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.65 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.85 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.66 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.4 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Crystal City, VA

Crystal City has 5,074 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Crystal City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,976 people call Crystal City home. The population density is 38,540.5 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

45.1 / 54.91%

Men vs Women

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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