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BID Highlight: Ballston

Pinky Advani
Pinky Advani June 3, 2015 Pinky Advani is a former Senior Business Development Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners.
ATP TAKEAWAY: Ballston’s newly formed Business Improvement District (BID) supports its 25 block neighborhood of commercial and residential properties with various programs and events making Ballston a foremost business, cultural and entertainment destination.

The four pillars of the Business Improvement District (BID), Tina Leone, CEO and her team consisting of Catherine Roper, Director of Marketing, Allie Kraft, Communications Coordinator and Samantha Baker, Operations Coordinator do a remarkable job in bringing great events to Ballston. We enjoyed partnering with the BID at this year’s National Walk@Lunch Day. Their orange water bottles were popular amongst our walkers. Check out some of our favorite pictures of the Ballston Pit Stop on our Facebook page.

Ballston BID LogoBallston is also the home of several ATP Champions, including The Nature Conservancy, NRECA, Residence Inn, Virginia Tech Research Center and more. A leading example of an urban village, Ballston has a great mix of tall office buildings, residential buildings, hotels, restaurants, sidewalks and parks making it an ideal destination to live, work and play.

Visit Ballston: How To Get There

Travel on the Orange or Silver Lines to Ballston Metro Station. There are several great restaurants and bars located around the station. Also the home to Kettler Capitals Iceplex and Regal Theater, both great options to avoid the Summer heat.

Ballston Metro Station - Ballston BID

Several buses travel to, from and through Ballston throughout the day:

  • ART 41, 62: Courthouse Metro Station
  • ART 42 : Pentagon
  • ART 51, 52: Virginia Hospital Center
  • ART 75: Virginia Square and Shirlington
  • Metrobus 1A: Vienna Station
  • Metrobus 1B, 2A: Dunn Loring Metro Station
  • Metrobus 23A: Crystal City
  • Metrobus 38B: Farragut Square (also the best travel option for a Georgetown Cupcake)

Ballston is conveniently located outside the Custis and Bluemont Junction shared use trails. There are also plenty of bike lanes on major streets and around eight Capital Bikeshare stations in the urban village.

The Ballston Framers Market, Arlington Running Club, Fresh Bikes Tuesday rides are some of the upcoming events you should check out. Visit the Ballston BID’s events calendar for more information.

There are plenty of reasons to visit Ballston. Hop on the train/bus or bike and try a new restaurant/bar or fitness event. Don’t forget to share your favorite Ballston moment with me.

Photo Credit: Sam Kittner/

Tags: Bike, Bus, Metro, Property & Development, Urban Villages, Arlington County, ATP Services


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