Anyone who lives in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area has probably made the trip out to Tyson's Corner in northern Virginia, home to one of the nation's largest shopping malls.
And anyone who has done that has also probably taken a moment of Zen before battling the traffic to get there. Now, that is changing, thanks to a new Metro line, which is also spurring residential development in the area.
"As it sits right now, there are 100,000 people working in Tysons. Only 20,000 actually live in Tysons, so with the opening of the Silver Line, Fairfax is doing bull's-eye-like developments. They have plans to turn it into a street grid type of live/work/mixed-use neighborhood," said Edward Berenbaum, co-founder of Century 21 Redwood Realty.