I have heard you can bleed orange… but that is usually referring to Texas Longhorn fans- not Arlington Orange line commuters. I do, however, think that it transfers poetically. What is the lifeblood of Arlington, Virginia? It has most definitely got to be the Orange Line and the stream of commuters that it shuttles through its coursing arteries and byways throughout the day. With a myriad of beautiful, high end lofts, towers and condominiums, the Orange Line offers an easy commute into the district and is in and of itself surrounded by fantastic- sought after employers. Over the last few years many of these condominium developments have dappled themselves along Arlington’s main stream.
The self proclaimed “Real Lofts” which are the ABDO development Wooster and Mercer Lofts offer “elegance with an edge” for those who are seeking an industrial-urban chicness close enough to hop onto the Orange line for a short commute into the district. Rosslyn’s 2009 sales of Turnberry Tower is an immensely beautiful new structure changing the shape of this Northern Virginia and while hovering ever so delicately over the Rosslyn Metro Stop; they even boast as being “a step away from Foggy Bottom.” Ballston is just a stones throw from the Residences at Liberty Center which appeals to professionals and families alike who are seeking everything that a public transit commuter could desire: shops, eateries, and the ever present social scene that is found in beloved Ballston.
There will generally be an influx of living areas along desirable commuter lines as more people seek to shirk the responsibility of driving in the insane traffic that overtakes Northern Virginia. The current influx over the past few years just so happens to be on the Orange Line which brings the lifeblood to and from Arlington on its steely veins. Commuters want to live close to their respective Metro entry points while being close to the lifestyle that most of these developments can replicate- understandably so. I know that I bleed orange- and it isn’t just because I went to UT and now live in Arlington. It is because I can totally appreciate what the Orange Line has to offer, especially all of the goodies in Courthouse and Clarendon!