Living in Shirlington Virginia
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Thinking of living in Shirlington Virginia?
There is a lot to love about Shirlington! Did you know that the word “Shirlington” is a combination of “Shirley” and “Arlington” (Shirley HWY aka I-395). Shirlington itself is a popular hub for commuters and young professionals because the neighborhood features several mixed-use properties and amenities that are attractive to singles, couples, and even seniors. Shirlington is also very artsy and eclectic meaning you will find lots of charm and character within bustling Arlington. Additionally, the Village at Shirlington, is favorite shopping spot featuring convenient and walkable shopping and dining. Even the Shirlington Library is hip! Local appreciate the easy access to Harris Teeter for grocery shopping and also enjoy gourmet grocery shopping at The Cookery. Always on trend eats and drinks spots include Palette 22, Big Buns Damn Good Burger Co., Ichiban Sushi & Ramen, New District Brewing Company, Busyboys & Poets, and Carlyle. And let us not forget the Tony Award winning regional theatre company Signature Theatre. Popular annual events include 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.
Neighborhood Insight: Shirlington Virginia?
Another facet of Shirlington that is appealing to residents is that the neighborhood is very dog-friendly and features many parks including Shirlington Park and the large adjacent Shirlington Dog Park. Shirlington Park is quite large spanning 11.5-acres along the Four Mile Run Trail and features fitness equipment, a stream, and trails.
Shirlington features a wide variety of apartment, condo, and townhome options ranging in affordability, amenities, and luxuries. Because this is a highly desirable location, especially for commuters inventory is often low. The nice thing about Shirlington is that it is usually possible to find a property that meets your budget and offers many of the amenities you are looking for. Prices generally start in the low $200K and go into upwards of $1M.
If you’re looking to purchase a home in Shirlington you will definitely want to be proactive because Arlington is a competitive market. Let me help you gain an advantage and get first-to-market knowledge that will really pay off. Check out my listings in Shirlington and contact me today.
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