Virginia Square

Photo: Virginia Square neighborhoodCompared to other urban villages, Virginia Square is a bit less "urban." It is centered on a Metro station, but the area immediately around the Metro doesn't have as much commercial development as neighboring Ballston or Clarendon. Still, Virginia Square does have a little bit of everything. It's a residential community, a 9-to-5 working center, and an educational and cultural hub.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, is right across from the Virginia Square-GMU Metro station, and employs 500 people here. The Arlington campus of George Mason University is a block from the Metro station. A few blocks away from the Metro, we find residential neighborhoods, highlighted by single-family homes with grassy front yards. Quincy Park, the largest of four parks within walking distance of the Metro station, features picnic areas, a playground, and baseball fields, and is a favorite destination for brown-bag lunchers in the warm weather. The presence of Arlington Central Library and two nearby churches accentuate the small-town feel.

Virginia Square is located on the Wilson Boulevard-Clarendon Boulevard corridor, which was named one of 10 "Great Streets" in the U.S. by the American Planning Association in 2008.

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          110 Trail
          508
          14th Street Bridge
          1054
          Arlington Mill Trail
          217
          Ballston Connector
          177
          Bluemont Connector
          185
          CC Connector
          222
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          160
          Custis Bon Air Park
          700
          Custis Rosslyn
          1261
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          115
          Joyce St NB
          31
          Joyce St SB
          27
          Key Bridge East
          862
          Key Bridge West
          566
          Military NB bike lane
          48
          Military SB bike lane
          35
          MVT Airport South
          1450
          Quincy NB bike lane
          73
          Quincy SB bike lane
          63
          Roosevelt Bridge
          420
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          0
          TR Island Bridge
          0
          WOD Bon Air Park
          525
          WOD Bon Air West
          966
          WOD Columbia Pike
          417
          WOD East Falls Church
          687
          Wilson WB bike lane
          321

          Peds counted

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          110 Trail
          534
          14th Street Bridge
          179
          Arlington Mill Trail
          649
          Ballston Connector
          356
          Bluemont Connector
          331
          CC Connector
          422
          Custis Bon Air Park
          417
          Custis Rosslyn
          408
          Joyce St NB
          57
          Joyce St SB
          90
          Key Bridge East
          2231
          Key Bridge West
          1125
          MVT Airport South
          283
          Roosevelt Bridge
          96
          TR Island Bridge
          2712
          WOD Bon Air Park
          579
          WOD Bon Air West
          616
          WOD Columbia Pike
          1193
          WOD East Falls Church
          324

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