Virginia Square Community – Arlington Virginia


The Virginia Square urban village is quiet by nature but roars loudly in the fields of academics and the arts.

The pursuit of knowledge is the mantra of this neighborhood. Home to both The George Washington University and George Mason University satellite campuses, the area hums with activities and events. Arlington Central Library, a state-of-the-art facility, adds another dimension to its academic stance and provides residents with free access to myriad educational materials and speakers. The Arlington Arts Center is based at Virginia Square and provides the neighborhood with diverse programs. There is almost always something to do in the neighborhood.

Virginia Square derived its name from the Virginia Square Shopping Center (which now houses the F.D.I.C.) From its inception, it has been about friendly neighbors. Those who move into the urban village call it home for the long haul. The village is home to lovely single family homes and single-living condos.

While it does not have the razz-a-ma-tazz of Clarendon or Rosslyn, what anchors this area, and why so many choose to live here is its simplicity and sense of community. This is seen through local haunts such as Mario’s Pizza and Casual Adventure, which have been staples to the community and residents since 1957. Rocklands, which serves the best bbq in the metropolitan region, finds its large outdoor patio filled with neighbors as soon as the weather turns warm. Quincy Park provides an ideal setting for peaceful walks, weekend picnics and community baseball games on its diamond. And, St. Charles Borromeo Church, with its famed trio of stained glass windows (illustrating Old Testament themes) is a landmark in the area.

Virginia Square is an urban village that enjoys its peace and quiet.

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