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The Village at Shirlington in Arlington, VA near DC

3 January 2014 by

The Village at Shirlington is a place you can eat indoors or dine outdoors, walk the lovely little streets, shop at a boutique, and have a cup of coffee.  You can catch a movie at the movie theater that shows second run films.  Shop at the grocery store, fill a prescription at the drug store, or borrow a book from the Shirlington Branch Library.  If you choose to live in Shirlington you can walk to all of these amenities.

Village at Shirlington

There are ample condos and townhouses to choose from for housing in Shirlington.  This would be an ideal place for someone who is single, married without children, or a geographical bachelor to live.  There is even a dog park.

Village at Shirlington

My aunt and uncle lived in Shirlington for the last 5 years of their working life in DC before they retired to Florida.  We stayed with them twice and had the opportunity to walk the condo and housing area and visit their community pool and tennis courts.  We walked a quick 3 minute walk from their condo over to Campbell Street where we ate dinner outdoors and treated the kids to ice cream afterwards.  We absolutely loved it.


Mike and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary in Shirlington. We dined outside at the Carlyle Grand Cafe.  We strolled down the street to get a coffee and chocolate at Caribou Coffee, sat outside on one of the benches and just relaxed.  It was a lovely evening out.

Village at Shirlington

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Jill, Navy Wife

Jill Hanson is a US Navy wife, mother of 3 children, custom cake & cupcake maker, and now a Military Town Advisor blog writer. My husband and I have been married for almost 15 years. Our family has been stationed at Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Naval Station Norfolk, and The Pentagon.

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