Aurora Highlands is located approximately three miles southwest of Washington, D.C. The history of the community stretches back to the late 19th century. Like the suburban enclaves to the south in Alexandria, the development of Aurora Highlands was spurred by the arrival of the electric railway. From the 1920’s through the 1950’s, Aurora Highlands experienced expansive growth brought about by a high demand for housing outside of D.C. Due to its location, Aurora Highlands was and continues to be a much sought after community for those looking to strike a balance between urban and suburban life.
Quality of Life:
Affably dubbed a “front porch community” by the Washington Post, Aurora Highlands matches suburban charm with urban convenience. It sets a standard for the short commute. A certified historic district, Aurora Highlands is characterized by old Sears houses, craftsmen homes, colonial and Tudor revivals, and modern movement architecture. Residents are only a short walk away from work at Crystal City or Pentagon City, as well as the corresponding metro lines.
Aurora Highlands boasts an active and engaging civic association, which is committed to the preservation of the community. Several parks are immediately available for a total recreation experience. Pentagon Row dining and shopping are superb. Aurora Highlands caters to all and leaves little to be desired.
Aurora Highlands is nestled between Route 1 and I-395. Two metro lines are within walking distance: Pentagon City and Crystal City. The Crystal City Metro connects with the VRE for those with a lengthier commute. National Airport is a stones throw away.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 3 miles.
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 40 miles.