Situated between Clarendon and Ballston, Virginia Square blends in several different elements of Arlington’s Orange Line. While Ballston brings the downtown feel to the area and Clarendon has a much more laid back feel, Virginia Square offers a mix of both. Residents enjoy a mixture of shops, restaurants, parks and nightlife that suit different lifestyles. No matter the lifestyle, all can agree that convenience is key when it comes to living in the area; most who work and live in Virginia Square can enjoy doing so without a car.
The Virginia Square area is quite unique to Arlington. It features a mix of condos, townhomes, and single-family homes. Virginia Square is home to the Arlington Campus of George Mason University, housing its law school, graduate and continuing education programs and the fine arts gallery. Popular condo choices include Virginia Square, Tower Villa, the Berkeley, the Monroe and Lexington Square. A popular townhome choice is the Lynbrook community, situated just outside of Lyon Village between Clarendon and Virginia Square.
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Food and Entertainment
Virginia Square has plenty of food and nightlife options ranging from Mario’s Pizza, an establishment that has been open for over fifty years, to Mala Tang, a great place for Szechwan hot pot, to A-town, a very popular brunch spot.
There are several parks for outdoorsy residents, including Quincy Park and Lubber Park & Community Center. Curtis Trail access points are open in the village which leads to the Mount Vernon Trail, the Potomac Heritage Trail and the Capital Crescent Trail. For more educational activities, the area is home to the David M. Brown Planetarium, the Arlington Arts Center, and the Arlington Central Library.
The Virginia Square stops along the Orange line of the D.C. metro system allows for ease of access to all parts of Arlington and the District. The area is also serviced by the Metrobus and ART buses. Capital Bikeshare and several bicycle racks are located throughout Arlington county including Virginia Square.
The Bottom Line
Virginia Square is a great option for those looking for a place to live that includes both the downtown feel of Washington with a mix of the laid backed feel of Clarendon. It has great community value, a wide selection of restaurants and shops, and both luxury and moderately priced housing. Convenience is the main draw to the area; food, entertainment, and work are all located within walking distance of several metro stations.