Shirlington is an urban village located in the southern part of Arlington bordering Interstate 395 on the east.
What do you need to know?
This neighborhood is known for Shirlington Village a condensed area full of restaurants and shops centered in the neighborhood. Most people can walk to it from the area of Shirlington but there is also plentiful parking on the street and in the parking garage. It is also an extremely convenient location if you are trying to hop on to 395. Though you cannot walk to the closest metro- Pentagon City, the Shirlington bus station is located right in the Village and is the only enclosed bus station in Arlington and the main transfer point for METRObus and ART bus service in South Arlington.
Shirlington, Arlington Location:
- Drive to DC – 7 min
- Plentiful street parking.
- Easy Access to National Airport – drive 7 mins
- 20 minute bus ride to Pentagon City Metro.
Shirlington, Arlington Lifestyle:
Shirlington is a dog lovers paradise. One of the top dog parks in the region is the Shirlington Dog Park. Its approximately 2 acres in size, its narrow, quarter mile length with an accessible trail, runs along an urban stream on the one side and warehouse buildings on the other. You will also find lots of pet stores, pet day cares and there is even an annual dog event at Shirlington Village called Wags n’ Whiskers that features 65+ onsite exhibitors ranging from pet services and accessories to onsite adoptions.
Bike riders and runners rejoice! The W&OD trail starts in Shirlington and will lead you all the way to Purcellville. You will never not see people riding their bikes and running around Shirlington.
What I love about Shirlington Arlington:
Lots of food options –Weenie Beanie, DAK Chicken, Big Buns, Carlyle, Osteria da Nino, Copperwood Tavern, DAK Chicken, T.H.A.I., Ichiban, Guapos, Moby Dick House of Kabob, Dudley’s Sport and Ale, Aroma Indian Cuisine, Café Pizzaiolo, Robeks, Subway, Yogi Castle, Samuel Becketts, Peets coffee
Groceries: Harris Teeter
Shopping: The Cookery, Dogma Bakery & Boutique, Kangaroo Toys
Parks: Shirlington Park, Fort Reynolds Park