Arlington: Hundreds of Shops, Restaurants to Entice the Renter

Man going shopping

Store trek: Arlington offers myriad opportunities for shopaholics to feed their cravings.

Sometimes I wonder what the citizens of Arlington, Va., did to deserve all this! Anyone searching for an apartment in Arlington will surely love all the shopping choices this place provides.

Where to start?

Well, there’s the Ballston Common Mall, which is anchored by Macy’s and has more than 100 specialty stores and shops, plus a multiplex cinema with stadium seating. There’s CrystalCityShops, which boasts more than 150 stores, shops and eateries. Then you have Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, featuring more than 170 stores with some very high-end names like Armani Exchange and Nordstrom.

Adjacent to Pentagon City is Pentagon Row, with more than 45 restaurants and shops, and a seasonal skating rink. To get exhaustive, I’ll thrown in The Market Common at Clarendon, an apartment complex plunked down in a store-laden milieu, and The Village at Shirlington, which features a cinema, a few shops and a heck of a lot of restaurants.

Phew! That’s one mall-friendly town!

Best of all, with the exception of Shirlington, they’re all located near a WMATA Metrorail stop. But, fret not Shirlington shoppers, for you can always catch a bus at nearby Shirlington Bus Station, Arlington’s only enclosed public bus station. Apartment Showcase has tons of neighborhood information and apartment listings for your convenience is you are looking to move.

Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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  • Barbara Stuckey

    Could you simply list shops and phone numbers at each Arlington location. All the Google lists extol virtues but the effort to find shops on-line quickly dampens enthusiasm about the locations and the site references.

    Thanks.

  • Barbara Stuckey

    Could you simply list shops and phone numbers at each Arlington location. All the Google lists extol virtues but the effort to find shops on-line quickly dampens enthusiasm about the locations and the site references.

    Thanks.

    Comment by Barbara Stuckey — January 9, 2011 @ 12:24 pm
    Then, once I typed my comment, your site posted “Error, please type comment.” ???