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Shirlington and Fairlington Are Historic Urban Villages With Tons Of Charm

Only 16 minutes from Washington D.C., Fairlington and Shirlington villages located in Arlington County have gained in popularity during the recent years due to their historic roots, cultural diversity and recreational amenities. They are designated as “urban villages.” Fairlington was created in the 1940s by the government when there was a housing shortage during World War II. The village provided homes for government employees, military workers, and wartime executives who traveled from the village to Washington for work. Shirlington was slowly established in 1944 as it grew into an arts and entertainment district for the village of Fairlington.

In recent years, the two villages has experienced a renaissance, changing the demographic of people residing there. Once a place for middle-class single workers, today more affluent families and retirees have made the villages their homes. Due to the close proximity to each other, it is hard to not talk about one village without mentioning the other, as both places offer residential opportunities for people looking for places to live and work. New developments are being built there every day as people are bound to find the homes that are perfect for their lifestyles.

Things To Do

There are plenty of things to do whether you live in Fairlington, Shirlington or one of the nearby communities. In Fairlington, people head to the Fairlington Community Center and Park as they enjoy picnics, running around on the playground, playing basketball on the courts or just going on a nice relaxing hike. People who join one of the many associations can engage in member-related activities and amenities such as tennis courts and swimming pools.

Yet when it comes to arts and entertainment, Shirlington is the place people head to for a fun day. The village has a 7-screen movie theater, a children’s theater called the Classika Theatre, and the contemporary Signature Theatre showing plays and musicals. There is a promenade allowing pedestrians to shop and dine along the sidewalk. There are also many restaurants that can please a variety of palates such as people dine at the Carlyle, Guapo’s and the Bonsai Grill.

Stay In The Modern Villages Of Fairlington and Shirlington

Whichever urban village you choose to call your home, you are sure to have a relaxing life with all the amenities you desire. Work in the Washington, D.C. region and then come home to a quiet and peaceful community welcoming you with open arms.

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