Fairlington and Shirlington


Townhouses in South Fairlington

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Historic Fairlington includes seven villages, each with their own association, pool, tennis courts and recreational area.  The community is made up of over 3000 homes originally built in the 1940’s to house wartime executives working in and around Washington, DC during World War II.  They were converted to condominiums in the 1970s and the community received historic designation in the 1990s to protect it from development.  Many of the homes are the popular Clarendon model which is a three level townhome.  The brick colonial style, hardwood floors, slate roofs and tree lined streets reflect a bygone era.  But the community is conveniently located off I-395 with easy access to nearby Shirlington, the Pentagon, National Airport, and Washington, DC.

The Village at Shirlington offers numerous restaurants with sidewalk dining, boutique shops, Harris Teeter, a seven-screen movie theatre, a new library, and the nationally acclaimed Signature Theater.  There are also newly built apartments and condominiums as well as a recent condo conversion at West Village of Shirlington.

For a photo tour of some of the shops, restaurants, services and amenities that serve the Shirlington area, click the You Tube video below.

Helpful Links:

Fairlington.Org – the community website

Washington Post Article – Where We Live – Fairlington

Washington Post Article – Where We Live – The Village at Shirlington

Washington Post Article – Where We Live – Shirlington

The Village at Shirlington Website

Arlington’s Urban Village Site about Shirlington

Long & Foster’s Market Minute Report for Fairlington/Shirlington/Crystal City