Shirlington

Shirlington Real Estate

The Shirlington neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia, is widely acknowledged as an "urban village" and is increasingly popular with new DC residents because of its pedestrian-friendly character, affordable housing, and vibrant blocks of restaurants, retail, and the arts.   In fact, as home to the Signature Theater, and "Theatre on the Run," Shirlington has been dubbed the "arts and and entertainment" section of Arlington.  Bounded by 395 on the east, Shirlington's quirky name comes form the combination of "Shirley" (from the nearby Shirley Highway) and "Arlington."   Read more about Shirlington real estate.

Shirlington Homes and Condos For Sale

Shirlington Homes and Condos For Sale August 17, 2022
20
Listed
28
Avg. DOM
$456.81
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$554,950
Med. List Price
20 Properties
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$881,000
Neighborhood: Bowmans Hill
3
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
2,200
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
34
Days on Site
VAAR2020074
MLS
Come see this charming 3 bedroom home now on the market! The kitchen boasts generous counter space and a breakfast bar, making cooking and entertaining a delight. Entertaining is a breeze with this...
$860,000
Neighborhood: Green Valley
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,563
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
76
Days on Site
VAAR2017868
MLS
MOVE-IN-READY NEW CONSTRUCTION- experience life from your very own Contemporary Grand Townhome!! No need to wait, it is ready for you to move right in! Scoop: Primary Suite on the 4th level. 2...
$860,000
Neighborhood: Green Valley
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,563
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
16
Days on Site
VAAR2020784
MLS
Gorgeous Contemporary Newly Built 4 Level townhome which features 3 bedroom (4th floor master and large bedrooms on the 3rd floor), 2 full bath, 1 half bath. The Towns of 24th is a small Boutique...
$659,000
Neighborhood: Nauck Green Valley
3
Beds
2
Baths
906
Sq.Ft.
1944
Year Built
21
Days on Site
VAAR2020444
MLS
AWESOME 3BR 2BA CAPE COD LOCATED IN THE NAUCK NEIGHBORHOOD OF SOUTH ARLINGTON. FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT AND HUGE BACKYARD WITH PLENTY OF ROOM FOR ENTERTAINING. WALK TO SHIRLINGTON AND ALSO VERY CLOSE...
$625,000
Neighborhood: Shirlington Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,553
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
9
Days on Site
VAAR2021170
MLS
Light & Bright Corner Condo in the Luxurious Shirlington Village! This beautiful one-of-a-kind unit is the largest model featuring industrial chic soaring ceilings, office sized walk-in closets,...
$599,990
Condo: Fairlington Villages
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,383
Sq.Ft.
1944
Year Built
56
Days on Site
VAAR2016508
MLS
Open Sunday (8/14) 2:00 PM-4:00 PM. This end unit townhome has more windows than most and is move-in-ready. The open Kitchen with a Separate Dining Room features Brand New Appliances, New Cabinets...
$599,000
Neighborhood: Fairlington Village
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,383
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
70
Days on Site
VAAX2014160
MLS
Welcome to 2854 S Columbus Street in Fairlington Village! This fabulous, meticulously maintained corner property has 2 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths! The main level offers a bright living room, dining...
$594,750
Neighborhood: Fort Barnard Heights
3
Beds
2
Baths
884
Sq.Ft.
1945
Year Built
16
Days on Site
VAAR2020820
MLS
Welcome Home! Step right in to this bright and airy, completely updated and renovated home. Most of what you see is new. We did all the work so you don't have to. Lower level bedroom has many uses...
$560,000
Condo: Fairlington Villages
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,383
Sq.Ft.
1944
Year Built
22
Days on Site
VAAR2020452
MLS
Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Clarendon II model townhome in Fairlington Villages! The light-filled main level features gleaming hardwood floors, recessed lighting, & fresh paint throughout. The...
$559,900
Neighborhood: Windgate II
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,088
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
24
Days on Site
VAAR2020520
MLS
Rare opportunity to buy in wonderful Windgate II! These stunning units do not come up often. Come see why everyone who buys here, stays here. This 2 bed, 1.5 bath unit is perfectly laid out, waiting...
$550,000
Neighborhood: Nauck
4
Beds
2
Baths
850
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
13
Days on Site
VAAR2020594
MLS
Fantastic Location. Only minutes to Downtown DC and local attractions. This well cared for residence, offers the space and privacy buyers are looking for. Ample Parking and corner lot. Many options...
$525,000
Condo: Fairlington Villages
1
Beds
2
Baths
1,400
Sq.Ft.
1944
Year Built
27
Days on Site
VAAR2020250
MLS
Beautiful Edgewood model townhome nestled in Fairlington Villages! The light-filled main living level features hardwood floors, crown molding, updated windows, & fresh paint throughout. The updated...

More About Shirlington Real Estate

The area started out as one of the nation's first shopping centers in 1944 but faced hard times in the 1970s and 1980s as it competed for mindshare with the newer shopping malls.  Shirlington didn't really come into its own again until Arlington County invested in the renovation of a traditional main street along Campbell Avenue in the late 1980s.  The construction of hundreds of residential units, a new theater, grocery store and library soon followed.  Because Shirlington is not directly on the Metro line, the home prices are lower than in nearby Clarendon or Rosslyn, providing great investment opportunities as well as as an entry point for many families to buy into the area.   A $2 million commuter hub with buses that can make it to the Pentagon in seven minutes and from there to the Metro's Blue and Yellow lines more than compensates for the lack of Metro access.

Today, Shirlington Village is perhaps the best known commercial stretch with its four eminently walkable blocks of high-rises, restaurants, and shops.  A Harris Teeter, a slew of ethnic cuisine choices, and DC favorite destinations such as Busboys and Poets, and the Capitol City Brewing Company, give the area a trendy vibe.  Newer condo buildings such as IO Piazza and Windsor are near the Village, providing the feel of a mixed-use community.  Moving closer to Fairlington to the southwest, the housing stock largely comprises mid-rise condo and town homes that were developed as apartments after WW II and later renovated in the 1980s and 90s to meet increasing demand.  Shirlington Crest is a newer town home development located north of Shirlington Village that caters to the increasing number of young professionals making their home in Shirlington.  The spacious floor plans, two car garages, and easy access to an onsite fitness center are considered premium features for young families or singles working in the District or at nearby federal agencies.

In, fact, Millennials find the access to wide open green spaces, dog parks and Arlington's much heralded network of biking and hiking trails especially appealing.  Shirlington is located near the start of the Washington-Old Dominion bike trail as well as abutting 395, providing easy driving access to Northern Virginia and Old Town Alexandria.  Bounded by 395, Shirlington is the top northeast half of the diamond-shaped stretch of land bordered by Four Mile Run Drive, Walter Reed Drive, and King Street.

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