Clarendon

Commercial And Residential Spaces At DC
Clarendon is a neighborhood for all age groups who wish to be part of a commercial region as well as a enjoy a range of restaurants, bars and shopping centers. Its location makes it easily accessible and a center for several retailers and small business owners. Places such as Shoefly are highly recommended due to the 24/7 availability and Galaxy Hut or Eventide for their great ambiance for a night out.

Reviewers say it's one of greater DC's best and most popular neighborhoods that has a lot to offer for those looking to spend time outside of the city. It's only a short metro to downtown DC, but people spend a lot of time here and enjoy all of the great local spots that Clarendon has to offer.
What Clarendon Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.9
value
7.5
amenities
7.3
social
7.3
management
7.5
safety
10
Median rents in Clarendon
Studio
$
1,775
1 Bedroom
$
2,000
2 Bedroom
$
2,900

Living in
Clarendon

Convenient Location
Loud At Times
Busy Nightlife
Safe
Easy Commute
Great Bars And Restaurants
Friendly Locals
Walkable
Suburban feel
Pet-Friendly
Expensive Housing
Great Shopping Options
Easy Accessibility
Quiet Neighborhood
Clarendon — 8.7/10 Rating (based on 28 neighborhood reviews)
Clarendon is a lovely neighborhood with so much to offer. Many young families and young professionals, but also many loud, young college/ post college partiers. Area can be loud at times. Many great restaurants , walking distance to anything you need. Expensive rent but close to metro/ busses
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Reserve at Clarendon Centre
Clarendon is a really fun area with plenty of bars and restaurants. Several grocery stores within walking distance.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Virginia Square Towers
DC people are snooty about those living in Clarendon, but I love it! You get out of the city to a safe, walk-able area with high-end shops and restaurants steps from home. Metro and bus access is fantastic! I don't need a car!
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10
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Courthouse Plaza Apartments
Lyon village is a great place to live because it it really close to Clarendon with all of the night life and restaurants, but you don't have to deal with all the people and noise. It is very safe - as a female I never feel insecure when walking around at night alone.
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/10
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2201 Wilson Apartments
Courthouse (located right between Rosslyn and Clarendon), is a very convenient area, with lots of shopping, grocery stores, convenience stores, and restaurants. The metro station is in the center of the neighborhood and leads right to downtown DC, and the area feels very safe, including at night.
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/10
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Avalon Courthouse Place
Clarendon is a great place to live for young professionals as well as young families. Plenty of places to grab food and go grocery shopping. Several Starbucks and other coffee shops within walking distance.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Phoenix at Clarendon
This area of the community is extremely safe. It has great public transportation and a more suburban feel. There are good community features nearby as well - grocery stores, shops, bars, etc.
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7
/10
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Vista on Courthouse
Very close to metro stations with easy access to DC. Best area for reaching Georgetown outside of DC proper. Extremely safe area, low crime rates, generally quiet, very pet-friendly.
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Neighborhood Rating
Avalon Courthouse Place
Super close to CVS, coffee shops, metro, and you can walk to Clarendon without living in it. Noise level can be high with Wilson Blvd and the fire and police stations. Overall, very convenient!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2201 Wilson Apartments
The neighborhood feels safe and is close to an orange and silver line metro stop, several bus stops, and a 20 minute uber ride in to campus during rush hour. There are three grocery stores within about a half mile of the apartment: A Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and a Safeway. However, if you do not have a car, going to the store can be a chore as the neighborhood is very hilly and walking back home with a lot of groceries is tough. There are limited food options in the immediate area that get old fast. A lot of the food options are sit down restaurants, not a lot of fast-casual options. There are a few bars in the immediate area and a lot more bars a short walk into Clarendon. There's an Express Target about three quarter miles away and a normal Target about a $3-4 uber ride away. There's a movie theatre across the street.
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/10
Neighborhood Rating
Avalon Courthouse Place
This is a very good neighborhood with an easy commute to McLean. It's a very walkable area with Trader Joes and Whole Foods nearby and many other shops, restaurants and bars. There is also a dog park as well as a park (Rocky Run) that has basketball courts and a turf field.
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9
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Vista on Courthouse
Clarendon is the best place to live in Arlington. It's a little pricier than the other neighborhoods (Ballston, Virginia Square, Courthouse) but it also has the most shopping, restaurants and grocery stores.
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Lyon Place at Clarendon Center
Courthouse/Clarendon has everything you need, from grocery to coffee shops to stores to restaurants. The night scene has both clubs and small cozy bars. Great happy hours!
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Vista on Courthouse
Great local area. Night life is okay, but very tailored to ex-frat bros. Tons of great food and an easy commute to the city.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Clarendon
Safe, quiet, not much going on in the immediate neighborhood. Clarendon is close, and it's much busier there.
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8
/10
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Virginia Square Towers
Easy access to downtown Clarendon bars, and a quick uber to D.C. Bars
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Courtland Towers Apartments
Living in Clarendon is fun, though there can be noise at night on weekends because of its proximity to bars. I definitely recommend Arlington for the commute time (read: ~25 mins door-to-door), but I may move to Courthouse if I decide to move again.
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The Hartford Condo
The neighborhood has a very busy nightlife. It has several bars and lounges in the area, as well as a great selection of late-night eateries. During the day time, the area is very peaceful. Great places for brunch, shopping, and groceries.
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The Clarendon
This is the place to be if you are a young professional in the DC area. The prices are way more affordable than DC and you have so much more space! There is always something fun to do and new people to meet!
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/10
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Vista on Courthouse
Right between Ballston and Clarendon, so very easy to walk to your favorite establishments, no matter what they are, but also very quiet. No loud bars, etc. right in the neighborhood.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Virginia Square Towers
Courthouse is an awesome neighbor of Clarendon that is more residential in comparison. There are a lot of great restaurants, bars, coffee shops and is walking distance to Whole Foods for groceries.
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Neighborhood Rating
Avalon Courthouse Place
Nice set of bars and restaurants, usually not overwhelmingly crowded. Incredibly safe and well lit, very little crime. I have about 6 pho places in walking distance.
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Courthouse Plaza Apartments
Clarendon is the most similar to D.C. as far as an Arlington neighborhood goes. There are tons of bars, restaurants, gyms/yoga studios, grocery stores. Walking around, you will see tons of young professionals/graduate students. It's really clean and quiet. It's on the silver/orange metro line so you can really get anywhere. It's super closer to major highways/the airport, so if you have a car, there is not a single place that's too far away.
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The Clarendon
Clarendon is a great neighborhood with lots of young adults. There are some good restaurants and it is a quick metro ride into the city. It is a little quieter than living in the city, but you still get a little bit of a city feel.
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9
/10
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The Reserve at Clarendon Centre
We love Courthouse, and it's close enough that DC is 2 stops away on Metro. It can seem a little dead at times, but if you're into the Clarendon bar scene (I'm not) it's a great spot.
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8
/10
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Vista on Courthouse
Very walkable with many restaurants, grocery stores (Whole Foods and Trader Joe's), and shopping. The metro station is accessible too.
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8
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The Park at Courthouse
Great area that is walkable and accessible to Washington, DC. I feel safe and comfortable living here and enjoy the mix of restaurants and shops.
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9
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Vista on Courthouse
Lots of stores and comfortable to stroll through the road.
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8
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Courtland Park
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Getting to Know
Clarendon

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: N Kirkwood Rd to N Courthouse Rd
North to South Boundary: Key Blvd to 10th St N
dining
Earls
Green Pig Bistro
Petes New Haven Style Apizza
grocery
Save-A-Lot
Trader Joe's
Whole Foods
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Clarendon contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of _____. ___% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically ____%, which is _____________ than the national average.

• ___% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with ___% having being built in the past 10 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly ___% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• Most people in Clarendon _____ own a car.

The median gross rent in Clarendon is $_______. ____% of Clarendon residents are 24-35, ___% are below 24, ___% are 36-50, and ___% are older than 50.

• Roughly ___% of Clarendon residents are students (___% grad, ___% undergrad), and ___% are unemployed or retired. The median income in Clarendon is $_______.

• Most units are heated by ______________, and ___% of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.

Best Apartments
in Clarendon


Studio $2,000
1 Bed $2,575
2 Beds $3,195

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Studio $1,900
1 Bed $2,350
2 Beds $3,100

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Studio $1,778
1 Bed $2,100
2 Beds $2,993

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Studio $2,150
1 Bed $2,300
2 Beds $2,995

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Studio $2,050
1 Bed $2,140
2 Beds $2,850

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