Regarded as one of southern Arlington’s “urban villages,” Shirlington is a geographically compact neighborhood bordered by Alexandria with close proximity to King Street. The neighborhood spans less than 1 square mile but boasts a population of around 13,000 people. It is surrounded by several busy roadways such as the Shirley Highway, which gives the area its name. These access points make navigating the DMV painless from Shirlington.
Offering great walkability and commutability, wonderful local shopping and dining, and an abundance of outdoor recreation, Shirlington embodies convenience without sacrificing Virginia’s natural beauty. Some of Shirlington’s top attractions include Four Mile Run Park and the renowned shopping plaza, the Village at Shirlington. In terms of home types, Shirlington is known mainly for townhouses and standalone homes, along with some “village-style” condominiums.