Court House is one of Arlington’s several urban villages. Conveniently located only two Metro stops away from D.C., this area has a lot to offer. As you can guess from the name, the Arlington Court House is the center of this neighborhood. Surrounding the Metro station, you will find the Arlington County courts, police department, and administrative offices all right here, as well as other office buildings, restaurants, shops, and apartment buildings. Many young professionals live and/or work in the area to add to the liveliness of this cityscape.
Next to the Metro station, you will notice the grand Courthouse Plaza (in this instance Courthouse is spelled as one word, even though historically the area is called Court House – two words). This Plaza features a lovely pedestrian mall with 19 shops and restaurants, where outdoor concerts are often held during the summer among the trees and fountains. A six-screen movie theater is another popular attraction, as well as a farmers’ market on Saturday mornings when the weather is nice.
To complement the urban aspects of Court House, as you move farther from the Metro station, you will also discover a more suburban feel with many single-family homes and local schools, such as Key Elementary School. For those who live here, most would probably say that the most appealing aspect of Court House is the convenience of location.