Colonial Village

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About Colonial Village

Colonial Village is a garden-style community of 18 buildings; three condominium associations (Colonial Villages I, II & III), 10 cooperatives, and 22 rental buildings, located in Arlington, Virginia. The community offers a total of 1,052 efficiency, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. A portion of Colonial Village is included in the county's historic district.

The community's architectural style is Colonial revival, popular in the early 1930's when the community was built as the first FHA-insured multifamily complex in the United States. Its developer, Gustave Ring, started construction in 1935 and completed in 1940. The garden apartments were intended to facilitate housing for federal workers who came to Washington DC under the New Deal.

In 1977, Ring sold Colonial Village to Mobil Land Development. It was later designated an Arlington County Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the early 1980s, Colonial Village was redeveloped and divided into three condominiums, one cooperative (The Commons), and two rental complexes.

Most, if not all, buildings in Colonial Village do not offer in-unit washer-dryers and multiple buildings share communal laundry rooms. Most do not offer off-street parking spaces. Colonial Village I offers 71 permit-only parking spaces on a first-come, first-served basis. No more than one parking permit is issued for each unit. Colonial Village II has no off-street parking. Colonial Village III offers 59 parking spaces on a first-come basis, 1 15-minute metered space and 3 motorcycle spaces.

Colonial Village borrows amenities from the Court House neighborhood, which offers 25+ restaurants and bars, farmer's market, movie theatre, a flea market and the Courthouse Metro station. The Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor and District of Columbia are within a two-mile radius of the neighborhood.