Frequently Asked Questions
Do you allow pets?
Yes, we do! Our apartments are pet-friendly to both dogs and cats. We do have a limit of 2 pets per apartment. A monthly fee of $50 per pet is assessed, in addition to a non-refundable upfront pet fee of $500 (total, not per pet)
Do you have breed restrictions for dogs?
As of April 18, 2022, we no longer have breed restrictions.
Are you close to the metro?
Yes. We are directly across the street from the Ballston Metro Station and are approximately a three minute walk. You are able to check train times on our Transit Screen, transit app, or directly through the WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) website.
What are your prices?
Our community features studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den, and two-bedroom floor plans with a variety of layouts to match your needs. Our rents may change daily, so for the most up-to-date pricing, we recommend that you check availability on the floor plans page. Additionally, we do have a $50 application fee, a $500 Move-in fee, and other applicable charges as outlined on your monthly statement. Should you have questions on any charges, please feel free to contact our wonderful office staff.
Are utilities included in my rent?
Utilities are separate from rent. Every resident is responsible for gas, water, and electric. Residents will need to set up gas and electric through Washington Gas and Dominion VA Power. The Management Office will set up water upon move-in with Studebaker Submetering. Proof of utility transfer is required prior to receiving keys to the apartment.
Is there street parking?
There is street parking all around the building, as well as public parking garages within a few blocks. Street parking is metered and many spaces are 2-hour parking enforced by Arlington County.
Is there guest parking?
Yes, guest parking is $10/day (24-hour period). Due to higher occupancy levels, we are only allowing for guest parking passes on the weekend.
Is there parking in the building?
There are three levels of garage parking for residents and guests (on the weekends). These are unassigned spaces - residents can pay monthly parking of $125/month for the first space, and $200/month for any additional spaces.
Can I reserve amenities?
Currently, during COVID, we have suspended amenity reservations for the Clubroom and Guest Suite. When we begin allowing these reservations again, the Guest Suite will be $200/night and is located on the lobby level. The Clubroom is $150/hour during weekdays with a 3-hour minimum and $200/hour on weekends with a 3-hour minimum. View all amenities.
How can I get my packages?
We have a Package Concierge locker system on the lobby level near the Fitness Center, as well as package acceptance at the Front Desk. Notifications come via email/text from either Meridian at Ballston or Package Concierge (depending on where your package was left).
What are the Concierge hours?
The Concierge/Front Desk is open from 8:00 am - 2:00 am, 7-days a week.
What are the fitness center hours?
The Fitness Center is open 7-days a week, from 5:00 am - 1:00 am; there is currently a limit of 10 people at a time due to COVID restrictions.
Is there dry cleaning in the building?
There is Rainbow Drycleaners in the lobby of our building - they have adjusted hours due to COVID.
Can I pay my rent online?
Yes, you can pay rent online through the Resident Portal on our website. You can pay via eCheck (checking account) or credit card.
Are there restaurants and bars nearby?
We are just steps from a number of restaurants and bars, including Ted's Bulletin, TrueFood Kitchen, Nandos, Copa, Rustico, Punch Bowl Social, and World of Beer. We are directly across the street from the Ballston Quarter Mall, which has both restaurants and a Food Hall with various options for take-out (during COVID). We also have roughly 6+ coffee locations within 2 blocks which include Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Republik, Compass Coffee, Philz, and Good Company.
Is there grocery shopping nearby?
Yes, we have Harris Teeter and Giant nearby. In addition, we have a Target and CVS roughly 1-2 blocks away. Harris Teeter is about a 5 min walk away, and Giant is about 1 mile away. Delivery services, such as Instacart, are prevalent and easy to use in our area for those who don't wish to do their own shopping.
How do I submit maintenance requests?
Maintenance requests can be submitted through the Resident Portal. You can also call the Leasing Office, speak with the Front Desk, or call the emergency maintenance line if it's after hours.
Have more questions?
Contact our welcoming staff today to learn more about Meridian at Ballston Apartments.