Shirlington is a beautiful unincorporated community that has blossomed into a bustling “urban village” in Northern Virginia. Shirlington finds its name from the words “Arlington” and the Shirley Highway, or the I-395, mixed together. The community first came to be, built by Joseph Cherner, out of commercial shopping necessity for neighboring areas and slowly became its own community after an “economic renaissance.” Nestled in the Valley of the Four Mile Run in the southern corner of Arlington, just north of Fairlington, the community is considered to be “Arlington’s Arts and Entertainment District.”
This upscale community is home to the famed Signature Theatre, a performing arts venue. Along with the live action theater company, Shirlington is the sight of seven-screen AMC cinemas as well as the affluent shopping mall, The Villages of Shirlington which visitors can find along Campbell Avenue. Residents have all the conveniences of a much larger town thanks to establishments like the Harris Teeter grocery store and cafes like “Busboys and Poets,” an eatery that caters to youthful trends and atmosphere. Residents can come together as a community and celebrate the holidays with “Light Up the Village,” or events held at local businesses like Beer Bingo. Homeowners with children are in proximity to Lucky Run Park, Barcroft Park, and Shirlington Park as well as STEM Preschool and Abingdon Elementary.
Homes for sale in Shirlington near the local branch of the library can be found as well as homes amid walkable, pedestrian and bike-friendly paths. Shirlington real estate with floor plans consisting of 1,000-2,000 square feet and two to three bedrooms are available in the condos for sale in Shirlington. Modern updates can be discovered in the availabilities in Shirlington as well as ample storage space. If you are interested in buying a home for sale in Shirlington, Virginia, please contact us today.