Work at Amazon? Here’s Why You Should Live at The Waycroft


As we welcome the new Amazon headquarters to Arlington, Virginia, anyone considering moving to the area should take The Waycroft luxury apartments in Ballston into consideration. A growing neighborhood of Arlington, Ballston is a major hub close to Tysons Corner and the rest of Northern Virginia, conveniently located right outside of Washington, DC. From the famous museums and attractions to local shops, restaurants, and walking trails, Arlington is one of the most exciting places to live.

You’ll Never Get Bored Living in Arlington

Arlington offers a unique combination of a bigger city atmosphere with that of a smaller, close-knit community. Metro rail lines, buses, and other forms of public transportation make travel easy, while many restaurants, bars, and shops are all located only a short walk or bike ride away.

The Waycroft apartments are in the heart of Ballston, nearby to some of Virginia’s top employers, such as the Amazon HQ2 in Arlington. In fact, the new Amazon HQ2 is estimated to create over 25,000 new full-time jobs as part of long-term investments into the area’s development.

So what are some things to do in Ballston? Where to begin! The neighborhood features iconic restaurants, upscale retail stores, green spaces, dog parks, trails, arts centers, and even arcades all within a five-block radius. Foodies looking for new places to try can check out, for example, the Silver Diner, Northside Social, and Punchbowl Social. Events throughout the year also make for festive and adventurous living for people and families of all ages.

Convenient Access to National Landing and Amazon HQ2

As mentioned, Amazon will bring a wave of revitalization to Arlington’s already established and thriving neighborhoods. This includes the National Landing, home to the Amazon HQ2 and over 26,000 residents, 450+ shops, and a diverse community in close proximity to the scenic Potomac River and the nation’s capital.

Young people are all about their careers, and residents of The Waycroft are no different. Our residents are part of a varied, dynamic workforce; Amazon jobs in Arlington, VA, will draw talented individuals from across the country looking for a new place to live. At The Waycroft, we’re just a short commute away from National Landing.

Plus, there are tons of other offices, scientific research agencies, organizations, and notable universities nearby, perfect for anyone looking to further their career while staying close to home. For example, one of the other prominent campuses, in addition to Amazon’s upcoming HQ2, is the Virginia Tech Research Center: a LEED-certified space, it gives workers, students, and businesses access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources.

Our Neighborhoods Are Safe and Pet-Friendly

Choosing a new place to live takes considerable time and research, especially for families and pet owners looking to ensure their new home will be safe and accommodating. The Ballston neighborhood is ranked one of the highest in the DC area in terms of pet-friendliness. Trails, parks, scenic walks, and even doggy daycares will keep your pets happy and comfortable all day!

Being so close to the nation’s capital also means superb access to highly rated schools, learning centers, and mission-driven organizations. Plus, it’s safe. According to Arlington, VA statistics, the county’s crime rate is 60% lower than the national average, with Ballston-Virginia Square rated safer than 76% of Virginia cities. People looking for apartments near Amazon HQ2 will feel right at home at living spaces and National Landing apartments such as The Waycroft.

Ballston Is a Short Commute From Most of the DMV

If you’re looking to get to the Arlington Amazon HQ2, The Waycroft is just a short commute away, with a drive time typically under 15 minutes. By comparison, the average commute time in Arlington is around 27 minutes, with 52% of residents driving themselves and around 27% using public transportation.

We’re located only three blocks away from the Ballston Metro Station; Waycroft residents have quick access to Glebe Road, I-66, and I-395 all of which network throughout the DMV; and for active Amazon Arlington employees, cycling to work is a breeze and takes around 20 minutes depending on traffic. Apartments near Amazon in Arlington are highly sought after because of their close proximity to the greater DC area, especially considering the great cultural and professional diversity.

The Bottom Line

There’s a lot to do in the Ballston area of Arlington, VA. Whether you’re in town visiting or are looking for apartments near Amazon HQ2, you’ll love spending time in this energetic part of town. If you’re interested in living in Arlington, check out the luxury Ballston apartments at The Waycroft.