Columbia Pike is a neighborhood of Arlington that is home to about 1,000 people who work in retail, services and administrative professions. If you need to expand your search beyond Columbia Pike, a few suitable alternatives not too far away are Douglas Park and Alcova Heights.
Neighborhood Demographics and Costs of Living
The cost of living in Columbia Pike, part of metropolitan Arlington, is less than it is in Douglas Park. The average household spends $51.2K/year in total expenditures, compared to Douglas Park's $72.2K/year.
Columbia Pike is distinct from neighboring Douglas Park by average household size and the percentage of households in the neighborhood that have children. There are 1.89 people per household in Columbia Pike and 2.78 people per household in Douglas Park. With respect to the percentage of households with children, 20% have children in Columbia Pike and in Douglas Park it's 32% of households with children.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation Near the Apartments for Rent
Columbia Pike is saturated with the services and amenities most renters desire. Columbia Pike and S Walter Reed Dr., in particular, are two heavily populated streets that provide residents with a number of recreational, food and drink options. Once you've done your homework on the area, be sure you use our apartment finder tool to complete your hunt for your next apartment in Columbia Pike.
Columbia Pike has restaurants and bars, including Salsa Room, an opportune spot for drinks after work. Steal a sip of what William Jeffrey's Tavern has to offer, one of the popular neighborhood bars. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, Burger King and Wendy's are both around the proverbial corner.
For a more inclusive list of places to hang, drink and chill in Columbia Pike, browse the Yelp page.
Columbia Pike has multiple grocery stores in the area, including Arlington Grocery and Le Deta Market which are both located on Columbia Pike.
Schools and School Districts
The schools near the apartments in Columbia Pike are Technical Education & Career Center, Jefferson Middle School and Henry Elementary School. While this school district information should give you a good idea of your children's school options near the apartments for rent, it's imperative you consult with area school district representatives to confirm the exact schools your children are eligible to attend.
Technical Education & Career Center, a Arlington Public district high school, has the best college-acceptance rate in the district. At Jefferson Middle School and Henry Elementary School the student-teacher ratios are low. Jefferson Middle School has a student-teacher ratio of 16-to-1, one of the best in the district, while Henry Elementary School's 14-to-1.
By the number of schools in a district serving the area, 22 elementary schools, six middle schools and five high schools are located within the Arlington Public Schools. The number of students per instructor, along with the overall student-body size, is less than that of Alexandria City Public Schools. Arlington Public district has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Alexandria City Public district.