Graduate from Coffee Shops to One of These Arlington Coworking Spaces

June 16, 2016

3:30 pm

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Freelancer, full-timer, contractor, entrepreneur, or even funemployed – they all have one thing in common: the need for a place to get work done. From Arlington, Virginia to Portland, Oregon, professionals and entrepreneurs camp out in coffee shops, coworking spaces, typical offices, train cars, or at home – all in an effort to find the best environment to stay motivated and focused on completing goals. In most cases, coffee shops are factories for distraction, and working at home is only great if you have a separate work space.

While I was living in Northern Virginia, crossing the river into DC didn’t always make sense. Coworking spaces like Cove made it easy, even if just for a few hours at the time, to get out of my home office and get some work done. Occasionally all it took was a change in scenery, avoiding the metro for a day, and I’d be back in action. For those of you in a similar position, here are eight coworking options in the Arlington, Virginia area.

If all else fails just head on over to Northside Social Coffee & Wine on Wilson Boulevard. It was my favorite go-to meeting place when wanting to avoid the metro.

Cove Rosslyn

Address: 1735 Clarendon Blvd

Whether you are looking to escape the coffee shop or are simply away from your office, Cove has locations spread throughout the DMV. Best of all, you don’t need a contract or have added signup fees. With Cove you’ll get the coworking basics plus industry events.

Cost: $70 (nights and weekends) – $170 (premium access)

MakeOffices Rosslyn

Address: 1400 Key Blvd Suite 100

We’ve covered MakeOffices quite a bit in the past few months, and they are rapidly expanding across the nation. Not only does this location and your standards, there is beer/wine available, a bike lockup area, access to a gym, and monthly networking events.

Cost: $75 (virtual office) – $3500 (offices)

WeWork Crystal City

Address: 2221 South Clark St

If you’ve ever considered working in a coworking space, and even if you haven’t, there is a good chance you’ve heard of WeWork. With locations all over the world, their network and community is as expansive as their offerings. Beyond the typical WiFi, coffee, and printing, they offering events, unique environments, and beer on tap.

Cost: $45 (Flexible membership) – $2750 (7-person office)

1776 Crystal City

Address: 2231 Crystal Dr #1000

1776 is not your typical coworking space, it’s designed to help entrepreneurs to scale their business. Their membership includes mentoring, networking, access to partners and investors, classes and more.

Cost: $350 (membership + workspace) – $600 (reserved workspace)

Private offices may be available, prices unlisted.

Carr Workplaces Clarendon and Rosslyn

Rosslyn Address: 1001 19th Street North Suite 1200

Clarendon Address: 3033 Wilson Boulevard Suite 700

Between easy access to the metro or panoramic views of DC’s historic landmarks, Carr Workspaces has two locations in the area to choose from. Some perks include on-demand services such as reception services, back-office support, and access to their Café Plan.

Cost: $35 (Café Plan) – $500 (desk space)

Link Locale Clarendon

Address: 3033 Wilson Boulevard Suite 700

Link Locale focuses on entrepreneurs, freelancers and creative professionals seeking to maximize their potential. From mailboxes to office supplies, this coworking spot is near the metro and has parking available.

Cost: $30 (daily flex space) – $475 (monthly reserved space)

Metro Offices Ballston

Address: 4601 N Fairfax Drive

Whether you are looking for hoteling or hotdesking or your own office, Metro Offices has a wide variety of options to choose from. They also offer an on-site fitness center, an internet café, and wine bar.

Cost: Based on quote (not available)

Intelligent Office

Address: 1100 N. Glebe Road Suite 1010

Intelligent Office offers standard executive office suites and conference room rentals, but also has shared office space with on-demand staffing. Their virtual assistants can complete a variety of tasks, even client-facing.

Cost: Based on quote (not available)

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Elliot is an award winning journalist deeply ingrained in the startup world and is often digging into emerging technology and data. When not writing, he's likely either running or training for a triathlon. You can contact him by email at elliot(@)elliotvolkman.com or follow him on Twitter @thejournalizer.

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