The Pentagon may be one of the world’s largest office buildings, but shopping also helped to put Pentagon City on the map. Pentagon City is a dining and shopping destination with perhaps the finest collection of shops, cafes, and restaurants inside the beltway. Fashion Centre at Pentagon City has more than 150 shops and restaurants; Pentagon Row has 300,000 square feet of retail space and 502 residential units.
Rounding out the neighborhood are single-family homes, high-rise apartments, commercial buildings, and more than 3,400 residential units and 665 luxury hotel rooms. The expansive Virginia Highlands Park provides plenty of green space, complete with playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, walking trails and a soccer field. Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., and within walking distance of Pentagon City Metro station — one of the busiest stations in the system — this neighborhood is a good example of Arlington’s transit-oriented development and successful smart growth policies.
Private Development Projects
- The Bartlett Apartments
- Metropolitan Park Phase 6
- 1201 S. Hayes St. and 1200 S. Fern St. (Pentagon Centre)
- River House — Additional Info
- 12th Street South Extension: South Eads Street to South Fern Street
- Four Mile Run (Stream) Restoration Project
- Pentagon City Metro Station Second Elevator
- Pentagon City Pedestrian Tunnel Renovation
- South Eads Street Complete Street
- Street Map
- GLUP Map
- Zoning Map
- Pentagon City Master Development Plan 1976
- Pentagon Centre Site Guiding Principles
- Pentagon City Planning Task Force Report
- Major Retail Areas: The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Pentagon Row.
- The Pentagon City Metro station opened in 1977.
- Two nationally known landmarks are nearby — Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon.
- With more than 6 million square feet of floor space, the Pentagon is one of the largest office buildings in the world. It took just under 16 months to build in 1941-1942. At the peak of construction, some 15,000 people were working in three shifts, 24 hours per day.