Crystal City Walkabout
Crystal City is an urban village developed largely by the Charles E. Smith Co. Named for a chandelier in the lobby of an early development, the area’s trademark is a remarkable network of commercial passageways located entirely underground. Originally built to conform to a 1960’s “superblock” concept, Crystal City is being redesigned to give it an urban feel, with restaurants and retail at street level.
- Length: Just under 1 mile
- Terrain: Mostly level
- Car-Free Access
- Acknowledgements: Created with Adrian Cronauer, co- author of the screenplay for Good Morning, Vietnam!
- PRINTABLE MAP/FLIER IS AVAILABLE HERE: English (PDF, 1 MB, Adobe Reader required)
Crystal City News You Can Use
Read Washington Post's Where We Live: Crystal City is not just underground anymore - January, 2015
While you're out in Crystal City, check out the Crystal City Farmers Market, Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Street, Arlington, VA 22202. Hours: Tuesdays, 3pm – 7pm
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- February 20, 2014, 1:53 PM
While you're out in Crystal City, check out the farmer's market:
Crystal City Farmers’ Market
Crystal Drive and 19th Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Hours: Tuesdays, 3-7pm