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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Car-Free Transportation Options and Car-Free Diet Partners in Virginia Square

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          Adolescents who participate in bicycling more than four times a week are 48% less likely to be overweight as adults.

          Menschik, D., et al., 2008

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          Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

          Bikes counted

          View Counter Data
          110 Trail
          488
          14th Street Bridge
          2244
          Arlington Mill Trail
          349
          Ballston Connector
          189
          Bluemont Connector
          158
          CC Connector
          518
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          159
          Custis Bon Air Park
          588
          Custis Rosslyn
          1064
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          113
          Joyce St NB
          26
          Joyce St SB
          22
          Key Bridge East
          770
          Key Bridge West
          529
          Military NB bike lane
          19
          Military SB bike lane
          23
          MVT Airport South
          1413
          Quincy NB bike lane
          87
          Quincy SB bike lane
          67
          Roosevelt Bridge
          355
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          1859
          TR Island Bridge
          801
          WOD Bon Air Park
          447
          WOD Bon Air West
          755
          WOD Columbia Pike
          407
          WOD East Falls Church
          547
          Wilson WB bike lane
          89

          Peds counted

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          110 Trail
          1130
          14th Street Bridge
          468
          Arlington Mill Trail
          912
          Ballston Connector
          553
          Bluemont Connector
          461
          CC Connector
          830
          Custis Bon Air Park
          512
          Custis Rosslyn
          654
          Joyce St NB
          66
          Joyce St SB
          120
          Key Bridge East
          3081
          Key Bridge West
          1445
          MVT Airport South
          418
          Roosevelt Bridge
          146
          TR Island Bridge
          1076
          WOD Bon Air Park
          661
          WOD Bon Air West
          786
          WOD Columbia Pike
          641
          WOD East Falls Church
          432

          All counters, YTD

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          Year to Date
          1862077
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