Virginia Square is situated between the North Arlington neighborhoods of Clarendon and Ballston. It is located on Metro’s popular Orange and Silver lines. It is home to the Arlington campus of George Mason University (which includes its Law School) and some offices of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
Residential development in Virginia Square began in the early 1900s, with the opening of a trolley line from Rosslyn to Falls Church. The area grew in the late 1940s as both a residential community and commercial district. Its retail center along the streetcar line thrived during the 1950s. It was home to Kann’s department store and the Virginia Square Shopping Center, from which the neighborhood drew its name.
Local Real Estate
Virginia Square consists of a mix of high-rise and garden apartments, condominium buildings, and single-family homes. Most of the detached homes in Virginia Square date back to the 1930s.
The main branch of the Arlington County Public Library is located in Virginia Square and offers countless programs and events. The Potomac River Running Store offers training programs and many community outreach programs. The Arlington Arts Center is home to art exhibits and a fabulous lineup of classes for both adults and children. Conte’s Bike Shop, a family-owned and operated bicycle shop open since 1957, offers excellent personal service and top-quality cycling products.
Start your evening at Uncle Julio’s for authentic Mexican food and one of the area’s best happy hours. Visit A-Town Bar & Grill for one of its signature cocktails like the Ballstonian, made with New Amsterdam citrus vodka, St. Elderflower liqueur, muddled blackberries, honey, and lemon. Be sure to try their signature fried candy bar dessert too!