Rosslyn Real Estate

Rosslyn is a heavily urbanized unincorporated area in Northern Virginia located in the northeastern corner of Arlington County, Virginia, north of Arlington National Cemetery and directly across the Potomac River from Georgetown and Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C. Rosslyn encompasses the Arlington neighborhoods of North Rosslyn and Radnor/Ft. Myer Heights, and is located east of Court House, another urbanized Arlington neighborhood. Characterized as one of several "urban villages" by the county, the numerous skyscrapers in the dense business section of Rosslyn make its appearance in some ways more urban than nearby Washington.

In Virginia's colonial period, Rosslyn's shoreline contained a landing for Awbrey's ferry, which transported travelers to and from Georgetown. A community that gradually developed behind the shore became known as Ross Lynn, the name of a local farm owned by William and Carolyn Ross. During the 1830s and 1840s, the Aqueduct Bridge was constructed between Georgetown and Rosslyn. When completed in 1843, this bridge carried the Alexandria Canal, which transported canal boats from the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown to the downstream port of Alexandria, Virginia.

Rosslyn - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Rosslyn: $150,000 / County Avg $1,223,200


Avg Taxes in Rosslyn: $1,300 / County Avg $8,300


Avg Sq. Ft. in Rosslyn: 383 / County Avg 2,508


Avg Price per/sqft in Rosslyn:$392 / County Avg $488


Avg Year Built in Rosslyn: 1988 / County Avg 1976


Avg Days on Website in Rosslyn: 5 / County Avg 52


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