The Monroe Arlington VA
The Monroe in 2 sentences: The Monroe is a quiet, smaller, luxurious community located just one block for a grocery store and one block from the Virginia Square Metro. Although there is just one 1-bedroom in the community, the larger floor plans and gorgeous rooftop terrace make it an attractive option for those looking for more square feet along the Orange Line.
Year Built: 2006
Address: 3625 10th Street North
Neighborhood: Virginia Square
Metro: Virginia Square Metro – 1 block
Amenities: Concierge Desk, Library, Fitness Center, Community Room, Courtyard, Rooftop Terrace
Area Amenities: Quincy Park, Cosi, George Mason University Arlington Campus, Rockland’s Barbecue, Giant Grocery Store, Water & Wall
The Monroe Description
The Monroe is set back from Fairfax Drive and sits at 3625 10th Street North. Built in 2006, it is one of the newer residential buildings in the Virginia Square neighborhood. It features 79 residences on 9 stories. For a smaller building, it does have a good amount of amenities including a library, a fitness center, a courtyard, a community room, and a rooftop terrace. One note is that the fitness center is quite small. But with that con comes the pro of having one of the best rooftops in the area. Unobstructed views out toward the north and northwest can be enjoyed from the terrace.
Floor plans here are mostly 2 bedroom and 2 bedroom + den layouts. The floor plans offer plenty of living space, an open kitchen, and spacious closets in the bedrooms. Hardwood floors, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances all come standard. The hallways are quiet and because there are only 79 residences in the entire community, the number of residents on each floor is kept to a reasonable amount.
The best aspects about living at The Monroe Arlington are the luxurious units, the quiet lifestyle, the location, and the rooftop. A newer building like The Monroe has a lot going for it on the inside of the community and when you put it in a convenient location like it is now, it only makes it that much more desirable.
The downsides to The Monroe are that there is only one 1-bedroom, a smaller fitness center, and the location. If you are looking for a one bedroom, there are probably better options out there than hoping for that the only one in the building comes available. (Check out Arc 3409 or The Hawthorn). Again, the fitness center is a little smaller than other condos so do not expect to run your community 10-person pilates class here. And finally the location. This is listed under both pros and cons because it’s all relative. If you need to walk to Metro, walk to the grocery store, local restaurants, shops, and enjoy biking, then it will be a fantastic location. But if you are moving from a big city, like Chicago, and decide to live in Virginia Square you are going to have a bad time. It’s all relative. Arlington (and Virginia Square) is a city for those who are from the suburbs, and it is a suburb for those who are from the city.
To close things out, The Monroe is a smaller, luxury community that has a lot going for it. There will be bigger and more active communities in the immediate area, but if you want a calmer at-home lifestyle, a solid amenity package, and a wonderful interior, The Monroe is a great choice.
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