Ballston is a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia and is home to the Ballston-MU station on the Orange Line and the Silver Line of the metro system.
The Ballston-MU Metro station, on Metrorail’s Orange and Silver lines, is the focal point of Ballston. This urban village is also served by several Metrobus routes, all connecting to the Metro station. ART – Arlington Transit, Arlington’s local bus system, operates several routes in Ballston. Bicyclists can get in and out of Ballston via the Custis (I-66) and Bluemont Junction trails, and use on-street trails and bike lanes within the neighborhood.
Ballston is named after the Ball family, one of whose family cemeteries lies in the neighborhood at N. Stafford Street and Fairfax Drive (Virginia State Route 237). Ballston began as Birch’s Crossroads and later became Ball’s Crossroads at what is now the intersection of N. Glebe Road (Virginia State Route 120) and Wilson Boulevard.