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Shirlington is a residential neighborhood transformed from a 27-acre former shopping center in Arlington County, Virginia.

Shirlington is named for the Shirley Memorial Highway (I-395) that forms its eastern boundary and “Arlington.”  The former swampland was originally developed by Joe Cherner, a local car dealer who had seen a downturn in sales because of World War II. His original goal for the site was to turn it into an airport, but plans were never approved. In 1942, construction began on a shopping center, instead. It opened in 1944 with stores and a movie theater. It was located near Fairlington, a development of 3,500 homes built by the Defense Homes Agency, and Park Fairfax, another early-1940s residential development. Both neighborhoods are a mix of single-family homes, townhouses and apartments that extend into the City of Alexandria and they provided traffic for the low-density, strip-mall. Shirlington was dubbed ‘a new downtown’ during the 1950’s for the rapidly expanding Washington suburbs. In 1959, Lansburgh’s, a large department store, opened in Shirlington, providing the center with a strong retail anchor.

But in 1965, Alexandria’s Landmark Shopping Mall opened and the competition hurt Shirlington, which began a decline that worsened when Lansburgh’s closed in 1973. It was replaced by Best Department Store, which also closed in 1998. When Shirlington was passed over for rail service in the late-1970’s, Arlington took action. 

The site was rezoned to C-O-1.5, which permits office and commercial uses, including restaurants, retail, theaters, hotels with meeting rooms and community facilities at a floor-to-area ratio of 1.5. Multiple parcels would be developed with a Phased Development Site Plan (PDSP) to establish land uses, densities, building heights, parking requirements, utilities, community facilities and other elements of multiple projects within a defined area. Prior agreement to these elements makes final approval a faster process and provides more certainty for the neighborhood and the developer. 

The 1982 PDSP divided the site into five different parcels and proposed a total of 1 million sf of office and retail development and added 300 hotel rooms, 490 residential units and 3,000 parking spaces. Only 51% of retail, 68% of office space and 82% of residential units were actually constructed.

Amendments were adopted and the property changed hands several times during the 1990’s before the final plan was implemented in 2000, when Federal Realty Investment Trust acquired the Village of Shirlington, its 4th owner since 1982. FRIT’s 2000 PDSP was a major amendment to the 1982 plan. It reduced retail by 35%, increased residential units by 40% and office development by 2%. It took four years to complete, including extensive public review and the creation of a citizen advisory group composed of residents from the surrounding neighborhoods. The Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development and Arlington Economic Development lead the county’s effort.

The result is a Shirlington that is an active, street-front retail center with an appropriate blend of office, residential and hotel development, various sources of entertainment, a civic presence in the form of the library and a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere. A public plaza and public art help make Shirlington unique. The Shirlington Design Book contains recommendations for public spaces and circulation on guided streetscape development. Shirlington has two parks; Shirlington Park and Shirlington Dog Park.

In addition to its many amenities, Shirlington’s Bus Transfer station is served by five regional bus routes and two local bus routes, providing numerous transit options for people coming in and out of Shirlington. The station connects Shirlington to the regional transit system, including Metrorail at the Pentagon and Reagan National Airport.

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2720 ARLINGTON MILL DRIVE Unit 507

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

RE/MAX Allegiance
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
32Picture(s)
1,252Sqft
Fantastic Shirlington location!!! This large 2-bedroom/2-bath has open views, very bright and sunny with an abundance of southwest light and evening sunsets. Modern, designer paint throughout. Great open concept floorplan with massive 10-foot ceilings and situated on the back, quiet side of the building, away from busy road noise.
$639,000

4177 FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE Unit 203

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

EXP Realty, LLC
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
UnassignedParking(s)
41Picture(s)
1,135Sqft
Immaculate 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo located in Shirlington shines with hardwood flooring throughout, a light and bright sunroom, and an open floor plan. Spacious living room / dining space flows into the kitchen which features all stainless-steel appliances and space to pull up a stool. Primary bedroom boasts a large walk-in closet and private bathroom.
$465,000

4177 FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE Unit 403

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Washington Fine Properties
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
UnassignedParking(s)
29Picture(s)
1,135Sqft
Welcome to this light & bright, quiet top-floor end unit with pretty courtyard & skyline views! This 2BR/2BA plus sunroom home ideally conveys with a large storage unit within the same building (very rare in the community) and has easy parking located just out front! Harwood flooring and recessed lighting are throughout the ideal open concept floor plan, with the kitchen opening to a sepa
$475,000

4077 FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE Unit 401

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Keller Williams Realty
1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
56Picture(s)
941Sqft
Located in a highly desirable community, in sought after West Village of Shirlington, this corner unit will exceed your expectations! This 1 bedroom/1 bathroom condo is the largest one bedroom models in the village. Greeting you are the freshly painted walls, gleaming hardwood floors throughout and tons of natural lighting.
$380,000

3411 KEMPER ROAD

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

TTR Sotheby's International Realty
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
49Picture(s)
2,100Sqft
Welcome to this luxurious 3-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom townhome in Shirlington Crest. This popular Provence model features hardwood floors throughout the open main level, coffered ceiling in the living room, custom built-ins, gas log fireplace with fieldstone hearth, chair rail molding in the dining room, and recessed lighting.
$835,000

2266 GARFIELD STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

Washington Fine Properties, LLC
4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
34Picture(s)
2,135Sqft
Move-In Ready! Recently refreshed with new paint, carpet, lighting and appliances! 2266 South Garfield is a light filled, semi-detached, four level townhome that offers flexible use of space. Marble foyer with coat closet opens to Living /Dining Area with crown moulding and hardwood floors. Eat-In Kitchen with plentiful Cabinetry and Granite counters.
$629,000

4071 FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE Unit 304

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

KW Metro Center
1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
54Picture(s)
851Sqft
Must see 1 bed / 1 bath condo in sought after West Village. The unit features an open floor plan with hardwood floors and updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new granite counters and a large island. The main living space opens to a private, covered balcony bringing in tons of natural light. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet with custom shelving.
$355,000

2625 WALTER REED DRIVE Unit A

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

KW United
2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
30Picture(s)
810Sqft
Welcome home to this stunning ground level updated condo in the desirable Shirlington neighborhood of Arlington! Enjoy a home you can move right into with fresh paint, double pane windows, and hardwood floors throughout. This modern condo has it all while being centrally located less than a half mile to the Village at Shirlington which has over 50 shops and restaurants.
$375,000

4145 FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE Unit D

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
UnassignedParking(s)
3Picture(s)
1,267Sqft
This is the one! Spacious one level updated 2-bedroom condo with separate entrance, open floor plan, two huge bathrooms, amazing closet space including two walk-in closets and gas cooking in convenient Shirlington area of Arlington. Hardwood floors in the bedrooms/living/dining rooms, kitchen and hallways and ceramic tile floors in the bathrooms.
$475,000

3529 FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

McEnearney Associates, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
FreeParking(s)
39Picture(s)
2,440Sqft
Step inside this turn-key spacious four-level, one-of-a-kind townhome in the sought-after community of Shirlington Crest. Within walking distance to Shirlington Village, fine restaurants, and boutique shops. This Colonial Brick 3 bedroom / 3.
$949,000

3421 KEMPER ROAD

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
35Picture(s)
1,393Sqft
Shirlington Crest Townhome Community, One of South Arlingtons most desirable addresses. These luxury garage townhomes are just a few blocks from Shirlington Village, with its array of fine and casual dining, Signature Theater and Harris Teeter. The newly constructed Sportsplex and the forever popular dog park.
$735,000

3409 KEMPER ROAD

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

Taylor Properties
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
58Picture(s)
2,100Sqft
Gorgeous open plan 3 level townhome ideally located in Shirlington Crest, moments from Shirlington Village. This popular Provence model features hardwood floors throughout, a gas fireplace, custom built-in cabinets, coffered ceilings, recessed lighting, and a generous dining area.
$832,500
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