Located in south Arlington, the community of Columbia Pike is centered around the road from which it takes its name. It is fair to say that Columbia Pike, which runs from Arlington Cemetery into Fairfax County, is the lifeblood of the community. The history of Columbia Pike goes back to the early 19th century when Congress commissioned a turnpike to connect the District with its outlying communities to the southwest. Columbia Pike was originally a gravel road but was paved in 1928 by the Department of Agriculture.
Quality of Life:
A mix of residential properties, garden apartments and condominium buildings defines Columbia Pike. The intersection of Columbia Pike and Walter Reed Drive is a boisterous niche of good food and entertainment. Many other restaurants are located nearby. Columbia Pike offers a wide range of amenities, from full-service supermarkets to health food co-ops and specialty markets. The Columbia Pike Farmers Market, open from May to November, boasts a wonderful selection of fresh produce and other goods.
While there’s no central metro station, residents of Columbia Pike have easy access to Metro bus and the ART transit system. Columbia Pike is the main artery running east to west. Glebe Road and Walter Reed Drive run north to south.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 5 miles.
Washington Dulles International Airport: < 25 miles.
Baltimore Washington International Airport: < 35 miles.