Arlington, Virginia is a 26-square-mile county that is within minutes of Washington DC. The county overlooks the picturesque Potomac River and features a range of attractions, such as Arlington National Cemetery, the Marine Corps War Memorial, the Pentagon Memorial, restaurants and retail districts. Arlington is also home to a selection of hotels that offer comfort, convenient access to area attractions and amenities for business and leisure travelers.
Ballston is also home to several U.S. government agencies and organizations including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, DARPA (the funding agency for the original Internet research), and the Office of Naval Research, as well as non-profit groups, such as The Nature Conservancy. Additionally, many government contractors and high tech companies have offices in Ballston such as CACI, SAIC, as well as the headquarters of ESI International.
Nearby, the communities of Clarendon, Rosslyn and Courthouse make up the remainder of the Rossly corridor connected by the Orange Metro line direct to DC.