As for River Place, the pool is AMAZING. It's HUGE and has 4 lap lanes, a deep area, and a beach section that gradually enters the pool. Not to mention the hot tub that fits maybe 15 people.
The gym and pool are free to residents. The gym has free billiards, fooseball (sp?), sauna, steam room, locker room, and tons of machines and weight machines.
My apartment is also awesome. We have a two bedroom, one bath with a balcony that overlooks the pool and Iwo Jima. The kitchen is small but my husband and I have a good system where we can both be in there cooking together- and we do cook every night. It's easy to recycle here and there is a clean trash room on every floor. We have wood floors and use the $20 a month internet from the River Place South building. We also opted against Comcast and instead just get basic channels through the building's antenna.
Oh- there is also a bike room downstairs AND a storage room where you can rent large storage units for only $50 a year!
We have a car but don't pay for parking here because there is free parking in the neighborhood behind Iwo Jima.
I feel safer in Rosslyn than I do anywhere in the DC area. I also love how CVS is right next door to the building, and there is a Safeway down the street.
It is such a pleasure living here both because of the building, the people, and the neighborhood's proximity to DC and all things fun.