Did you know? Ballston, Virginia, is named after the Ball family. John Ball and his brother were cousins of the nation's first president, George Washington. They built Ball's Tavern in 1774.
Ballston is located in Virginia's Arlington County and has grown from humble roots to a cosmopolitan city that hosts the Ballston-MU station on the Orange Line as well as the Silver Line of the Metrorail subway system. Ballston is part of Arlington's Rosslyn-Ballston region and continues to serve its original purpose, growing from a major crossroads in the 18th century to a popular connection point between Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. It's now a thriving retail, office and residential center.
Check out some of Ballston's finest offerings. Spend a romantic evening of wine tasting and a diverse bistro menu at Grand Cru, one of Arlington's fine dining establishments and popular local hangout. The state-of-the-art Kettler Capitals Iceplex training facility is conveniently located in Ballston Common Mall and offers 20,000 square feet of space that serves as the training headquarters for the Washington Capitals. The Taste of Arlington festival showcases the absolute best of Arlington's food scene and draws more than 40,000 visitors annually.