Clarendon

Commercial and Residential Spaces near DC
Clarendon is a fun neighborhood for all age groups, especially for those who wish to be part of a commercial region while still enjoying a range of restaurants, bars and shopping centers. Its location is easily accessible to and from the District and is a center for several retailers and small business owners.
Median rents in Clarendon
Studio
$
1,950
1 Bedroom
$
2,100
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 — 8.8/10 Rating (based on 36 neighborhood reviews)
A nice place with plenty of night life, restaurants, and things to do. Pretty safe and upscale. A little cheaper than living in Foggy Bottom but were it not for my wife's work, I might opt to be closer to GW. The commute isnt bad though, 15 or 20 mins by metro.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Virginia Square Towers
By a metro stop. Has a movie theater, some bars, and decent number of restaurants. Probably the second best location in VA after Clarendon but isn't DC
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9
/10
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Courtland Towers Apartments
Nice area with a bunch of restaurants and bars. Nothing to get uber excited about (i.e. it's not DC) but it's convenient and can be fun.
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8
/10
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Avalon Courthouse Place
Very walkable area, lots of restaurants, bars, and shops. Area feels safe to walk around even at night.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Clarendon
Great neighborhood with tons of things to do. There are great lots restaurants and bars.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Avalon Courthouse Place
Great place to live, with walking distance to Clarendon and Ballston.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Virginia Square Towers
Clarendon/Courthouse is lively, walkable, and boozy.
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8
/10
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Courtland Towers 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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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Clarendon
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
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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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Hartford Condo
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
Neighborhood Rating
The Reserve at Clarendon Centre
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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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lyon Place at Clarendon Center
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
Neighborhood Rating
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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10
/10
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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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9
/10
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Courthouse Plaza Apartments
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
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Park at Courthouse
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
So much to do, so many restaurants, so many bars, great shopping, many cafes, four grocery stores within walking distance! Lots to do, but also quiet and has nice suburban feel. Can't say enough great things!
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8
/10
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2201 Wilson Apartments
Close to plenty of restaurants and bars but still quiet on Friday/Saturdays. 24 hour CVS right across the street. Zipcars right by the metro.
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9
/10
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2201 Wilson Apartments
Mostly tall apartment buildings and offices nearby, but as you head towards Clarendon you pass through nice family-style neighborhoods.
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8
/10
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Vista on Courthouse
Nice neighborhood, close to the courthouse and the metro, as well as many restaurants/shops.
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9
/10
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Courtland Towers Apartments
lots of young professionals, with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby
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9
/10
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Courthouse Plaza Apartments
Lots of bars, restaurants, shops, parks, dog park, etc.
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9
/10
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The Clarendon
Lots of young people, lots of dogs, and a weekend farmers market every Saturday.
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10
/10
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Williamsburg Condominium
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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7
/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
/10
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Vista on Courthouse
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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9
/10
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The Clarendon
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
/10
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Courthouse Plaza Apartments
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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8
/10
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Vista on Courthouse
I like Court House. It doesn't have quite as much as Clarendon in terms of bars and restaurants, but there are still a pretty good amount of them. It's also pretty safe and a convenient ride into the city.
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8
/10
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Avalon Courthouse Place
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
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Virginia Square Towers
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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10
/10
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Vista on 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
/10
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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
Great safe neighborhood, everything is within a 10 minute walk.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Avalon Courthouse Place


Getting to Know
Clarendon

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: N Courthouse Rd to N Kirkwood Rd
North to South Boundaries: Key Blvd to 10th St N
dining
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
Earl’s Sandwiches
Endo Sushi
Sawatdee Thai Restaurant
grocery
Trader Joe's
Whole Foods
fitness
Edge Yoga
Gold’s Gym
Neighborhood Barre
Potomac Crossfit
parks
James Hunter Park
Rocky Run Park
coffee
Bakeshop
Nicecream
Starbucks
The Java Shack
bus
38B (bus)
42/77 (bus)
4B (bus)
rail
Orange (metro)
Orange (metro)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Clarendon includes zip code 22201
Rent vs Own
54
%
of Clarendon residents are renters
Driving to Work
52
%
of Clarendon residents drive to work
New Construction
25
%
of housing units in Clarendon have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
44
%
<20 units
5
%
20-49 units
52
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
11
%
18 - 34
51
%
35 - 54
24
%
55+
14
%
Unit Mix
4
%
Studio
45
%
1 Bed
31
%
2 Bed
20
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
82
%
Undergrad Student
2
%
Grad Student
9
%
Unemployed
2
%
Retired
4
%
What Clarendon Residents Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.6
amenities
7.7
social
7.1
management
8.0
safety
10

Best Apartments
in Clarendon


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

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1 Bed $2,269
2 Beds $3,375
4 Beds $5,287

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1 Bed $2,200
2 Beds $2,750

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Studio $1,800
1 Bed $2,100
2 Beds $4,150

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1 Bed $2,200
2 Beds $2,895

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