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Clarendon is a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia, USA, located between the Rosslyn and Ballston. Clarendon has it all: restaurants with ample outdoor seating, dance clubs, dive bars, live music, Whole Foods, and shopping. It’s a more tight knit, hipper version of Old Town Alexandria. Those seeking Clarendon VA Real Estate will find it as walkable but with closer metro access. Events like Clarendon Day and the weekly farmers market have built a strong sense of community, even though the big city is a short metro or cab ride away.
As Clarendon’s profile both as a popular destination and marketing location have increased, its informal boundaries have expanded west toward Virginia Square and east toward Courthouse, two adjacent Metro station areas.
First platted in 1900 at the top of a hill on the Georgetown-Falls Church Road (now Wilson Boulevard), Clarendon evolved into Arlington County’s original “downtown” after the arrival of streetcars into its area in 1896. Over time, Clarendon became Northern Virginia’s retail center. Department stores including J.C. Penney and Sears opened stores in Clarendon, and other retailers extended west. The bulk of Clarendon VA Real Estate consists of high end units in upscale buildings.
Built in 1937, the Arlington Post Office was the first federal building constructed in the county. Previously Arlington’s mail was handled in Washington, D.C.. Lobby murals depicting scenes about Arlington history were painted by Auriel Bessemer in 1939.
Since the opening of the Clarendon Metro station in the early 1980s, Clarendon has become well known for its eclectic mix of unique shops, trendy bars, and small restaurants. More recently, Clarendon VA luxury apartments, office buildings and upscale chain stores have been constructed and revitalized the area, although some of the original businesses do remain. The former Sears store’s parking lot and automotive department was developed as a mixed residential/commercial project that now includes townhouses, luxury apartments, and national chain retail stores.
Whole Foods Market is located at Clarendon Boulevard and Edgewood Street. A farmers market at Clarendon’s Central Park is held Wednesday afternoons from spring through mid-December and features organic produce, baked goods, plants and herbs, homemade soaps and other items for sale. Clarendon home owners are able to regularly enjoy this fantastic event.
Potential Clarendon VA Real Estate owners will be happy to know about several local and County-wide events each year, including Arlington’s Neighborhood Day parade (held the second Saturday in May), the Mardi Gras parade and Tax Blues Night. The largest annual event, “Clarendon Day,” is held on a Saturday in mid-October and features four live music stages, local restaurant and coffee house booths, clothing, jewelry, antiques and collectibles sales, children’s games and rides, an ice-cream eating contest and other local traditions. Additionally, each spring Clarendon is host to the CSC Invitational, one of the largest one-day professional and amateur bicycle races in the U.S.
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