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Urban Village Highlight: Lee Highway

Pinky Advani
Pinky Advani June 29, 2015 Pinky Advani is a former Senior Business Development Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners.
ATP TAKEAWAY: Lee Highway has a multitude of parks, restaurants and more. Adventure out and discover a new urban village in Arlington.

Lee Highway is not your typical Arlington Urban Village, it’s a continuum of neighborhoods blending into each other along a commercial corridor. These neighborhoods include Williamsburg, Lee-Harrison, Highview Park, Lee Heights, Cherrydale and Lyon Village. Each of these neighborhoods provides a unique residential and shopping experience for both Arlington County visitors and residents.

Lee Highway Urban Village Layout

Keep reading to discover fun parks and restaurants to visit, as well as the public transportation info you need to get there car-free!


Check out my five favorite parks in this Urban Village. Click the links below to open Google Maps locations for each park:

Lee Highway ShopsRestaurants

Lee Highway offers plenty of different restaurants and cuisines, below are some of my personal favorites.

The best part about my favorite restaurants in this Urban Village is that they are all Car-Free Diet partners, meaning they are easily accessible by public transportation.

So how should you get to all these great places? Even though there’s no Metro Station in walking distance to Lee Highway, there are several other options depending on your point of origin. Below are a few bus options.

  • ART 51: Ballston-Virginia Hospital Center
  • ART 52: Ballston-Virginia Hospital Center-East Falls Church
  • Metrobus 3A:  Lee Highway-Falls Church Line

Biking is also another great option and if you don’t own a bike, there’s always Capital Bikeshare to the rescue.

Alternatively, you could try Arlington’s latest multimodal trip planning tool, CarFreeAtoZ, and choose an option that works best for you.

From parks to restaurants to a day spa, Lee Highway has a lot to offer. The question is: are you ready to explore this neighborhood? Leave a comment below if you discovered something new on this route - we love hearing from you!

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