Rosslyn

The Principle Gateway

Set as Arlington’s entryway into Washington, Rosslyn has since its inception been closely connected with the District of Columbia.

The area’s history started out humbly during the colonial period as the Ross Family Farm, and then eventually grew into a larger community entitled Ross Lynn. Not far from this farm, at the shore of the Potomac River lay the landing dock of Awbrey’s Ferry. Like a taxi service and in lieu of a connecting bridge, Awbrey’s Ferry acted as the primary mode of transport linking Virginia to DC.

 

By 1843, however, the Aqueduct Bridge had been built. Now there was the added ability to transport people and goods on the ground – a cheaper, easier and more practical method overall than the existing ferry system. Though this bridge proved unsustainable with inadequate infrastructure, it laid the groundwork for the subsequent slew of bridges, including a second Aqueduct Bridge and then the later the present Key Bridge.

Dubbed “the Principle Gateway,” Rosslyn has and seemingly always will be the archetypal liaison between DC and Virginia. With such convenient waterfront placement so close to DC, it has always been fated for such prosperity. In this respect, not only is it the nearest point to the nation’s capital outside the the District, but it also is the market’s natural spillover when needing new office space.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
5 Arlington Science Focus School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Ashlawn Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Arlington Traditional Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Tuckahoe Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Long Branch Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
2 Campbell Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Randolph Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Mckinley Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
1 Barcroft Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Williamsburg Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
3 Jefferson Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Arlington Career Center 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Arlington Community High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
1 Wakefield High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Chesterbrook Montessori School-Arlington Forest Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Arlington Montessori House Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Our Savior Lutheran School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Full Circle Montessori School Preschool - 6th Grade Private/Charter
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