Shirlington

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Shirlington at a Glance

Known as the urban village, Shirlington is situated in the valley of Four Mile Run, a tributary of the Potomac River. Fun fact, the word “Shirlington” is a combination of “Shirley” and “Arlington!” Located in South Arlington, Shirlington is mostly bordered by I-395 (also known as Shirley Highway) and the majority of residential, commercial, and retail development is south of Four Mile Run. Considered Arlington’s Arts and Entertainment District, Shirlington boasts an array of shopping, restaurants, and theaters with a pedestrian friendly promenade, and is mainly an urban mixed use neighborhood with lots of high rise apartment buildings and condominiums. Shirlington is host to many popular events including The Shirlala Music Festival, Restaurant Week, The Shirlala Concert Series, Wags N’ Whiskers, Shucktoberfest, Shirlie’s Chocolate Crawl, Shirlie’s Trick or Treat Fall Festival, Shirlie’s Holiday Dash and more. Local hotspots include Signature Theatre, Copperwood TavernNew District Brewing Company, Shirlington Dog Park and more.

Quick Facts

  • Shirlington population 13,357
  • Median age, 35
  • Median household income, $96,008
  • Shirlington is home to a high concentration of government workers and executives, managers and professionals make up 67.2% of the workforce
  • Housing in made up of small studio-to-two bedroom to medium sized apartment complexes and high-rise apartments and townhomes.

See the sights

Arlington is home to many historic monuments and attractions including Arlington National Cemetery, home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the grave of, among others, John F. Kennedy; the Pentagon, the world’s largest office building; the Iwo Jima Memorial, dedicated to all Marines who have given their lives in defense of the United States since 1775; and the Netherlands Carillon, a gift from the Netherlands containing 49 stationary bells with a four-octave range of notes. Not to be overlooked is Theodore Roosevelt Island and Memorial with its 88 acres and 17-foot-tall bronze memorial of the 26th president.

Links of Interest:

Arlington Visitors Center
1301 South Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Toll Free: 1-800-677-6267

County of Arlington
2100 Clarendon Blvd. (Courthouse Metro stop, Orange Line)
Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-3000
TTY/TDD: 703-228-4611

Arlington Economic Development
1100 North Glebe Road, Suite 1500
Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-0808

Arlington Chamber of Commerce
2009 14th Street, N.
Suite 111
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel 703/525-2400

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