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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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3515 S. FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

SMC Real Estate Corp.
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
4Picture(s)
1,473Sqft
Quicker delivery Stanley Martin Home! 2 car tandem garage w/storage. 42" maple cabinets. Gourmet kitchen with upgraded appliances, granite counters, and upgraded lighting. Hardwood & 9' ceilings on main living level. Roof top terrace. Upgraded baths w/Kohler chrome fixtures, cultured marble vanity tops & ceramic tile floors. Luxury powder room w/pedestal sink. Professionally landscaped.
$549,990

4077 FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE Unit 402

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

ACT Properties, LLC
1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
Rented/permit RequiredParking(s)
40Picture(s)
956Sqft
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2/19/12 1PM-4PM!! Unit boast open floor plan, Gourmet kitchen with SS appliances, Cherry Cabinets and granite countertops, plus island/breakfast bar. Community amenities include fitness center, pool, billiard, party & meeting rooms. Free shuttle to Pentagon City Metro. Minutes to DC & Reagan Airport.
$299,950

2720 ARLINGTON MILL DRIVE Unit 303

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

The Bryan Group Real Estate, LLC
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
34Picture(s)
1,222Sqft
.Get out of the box and into this urban LOFT in the heart of Shirlington Village's theaters, restaurants, cafes & boutiques. Open industrial look with exposed duct work, high concrete ceilings,huge windows, 3 ceiling fan pre-wires, wood floors and new paint throughout The second room could be an office/den or European BR. 1 pkg sp & storage convey.
$494,900

3511 S. FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

SM Brokerage, LLC
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
10Picture(s)
1,958Sqft
This 2-car garage luxury Stanley Martin townhome w/3 bdrs + den & 3.5 baths features a gourmet kitchen w/cherry cabinetry, granite counters, gas cooktop, double wall oven, stainless appliances, and recessed lighting. Hardwood flooring & 9' ceilings on main level. Coffered ceiling & gas fireplace in family room. Upgraded bathrooms. Rooftop terrace. Photos of similar upgraded home.
$694,990

3539 FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

Samson Properties
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
7Picture(s)
2,300Sqft
Beautiful brick, end-unit TH w/ 2 Master Suites & Den w/ full BA in luxurious Townhome community of Shirlington Crest**Walk to Shirlington Village**2 car garage w/ extra parking in front & back**HDWD flrs on 2 levels**HUGE upgraded Kitchen*Family Room w/ FP**Formal Dining Room*Large & private rooftop**Den currently used as 3rd BR suite**This is what you've been looking for!!
$669,900

4083 FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE Unit 304

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

RE/MAX Allegiance
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
Parking Space ConveysParking(s)
39Picture(s)
1,135Sqft
GORGEOUS 2BR 2BA in sought after Shirlington. ONLY unit w/balcony & lowest condo fee! Gourmet kitchen w/granite, breakfast bar, & SS appliances. Hardwood flr throughout w/bright, open floorplan & en suit laundry. Large master & walk in closet w/built-ins. Luxury community amenities: metro shuttle, pool, fitness & business center, clubhouse & picnic area.
$349,623

4179 FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE Unit 103

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
17Picture(s)
Charming 2bed/2bath + Den. HW floors, granite counters, SS appliances, beautiful cabinetry, recessed lights, W/D. Pool, Club House, Picnic Area and much more! Fannie Mae HomePath property.Purchase this property for as little as 3% down! Download Bank Addendum from DOC.MANAGER.Sold in AS IS cond.Seller's title holds EMD(cert.funds).No offers from investors during the first 15 days of the listing.
$339,900

2720 ARLINGTON MILL DRIVE Unit 702

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

McEnearney Associates, Inc.
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
2Picture(s)
1,137Sqft
Stylish contemporary condo in heart of Shirlington. Walk to everything from terrific unit w/ 2 full-sized garage spaces & 2 extra storage units. Upgrades thruout incl maple floors, granite in kitchen/baths,wall-mounted TV, huge windows w/custom treatments & more. Great bldg w/pool, staffed front desk, fitness center. Restaurants, shops, library, theater, Harris Teeter out the front door.
$512,000

4061 FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE Unit 102

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

KW United
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
AssignedParking(s)
30Picture(s)
1,135Sqft
Stunning Condo in Pet Friendly Community! Ground Level w/ Controlled Entrance, Gourmet Kitchen w/ Rich Granite Counters and Stainless Steel Appliances. Spacious Living Room Opens to Bright & Airy Sunroom. Stroll Along the Walking Paths or Relax at the Clubhouse w/ Sophisticated & Modern Party Room, Full Kitchen, and Grand Outdoor Pool. Free Shuttle to Pentagon Metro! Sb.
$320,500

2270 GARFIELD STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

McWilliams/Ballard Inc.
4Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
2Picture(s)
2,350Sqft
COMP PURPOSES
$499,000

4191 FOUR MILE RUN DRIVE Unit 303

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Avery-Hess, REALTORS
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
Asphalt DrivewayParking(s)
35Picture(s)
1,135Sqft
Welcome Home to West Village of Shirlington! CORNER UNIT: 2 BED/2BA + STORAGE & SUNROOM. Enjoy all the luxurious amenities this condo has to offer: Gourmet Kitchen w/ Granite, SS Appliances, 42" Cabinets. HW throughout & Large WIC! Plenty of Parking in Phase II (you can always find a space). Pool, Gym, Club House, FREE Shuttle to Pentagon City Metro & more incl. condo fee.
$373,000

3439 KEMPER ROAD

ARLINGTON, VA 22206

SMC Real Estate Corp.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
GarageParking(s)
20Picture(s)
2,476Sqft
Gorgeous brick front end-unit luxury townhome in popular Shirlington Crest! 2-car garage, 3 bedrooms + den & 3.5 baths. Fabulous gourmet kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, granite counters, 42" cherry cabinets, recessed & pendant lighting. Gas fireplace in family room. 9' ceilings & hardwood throughout main level. Rooftop terrace.
$699,990
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