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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          Bikes counted

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          110 Trail
          449
          14th Street Bridge
          1439
          Arlington Mill Trail
          220
          Ballston Connector
          109
          Bluemont Connector
          175
          CC Connector
          557
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          190
          Custis Bon Air Park
          359
          Custis Rosslyn
          1302
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          132
          Joyce St NB
          35
          Joyce St SB
          24
          Key Bridge East
          900
          Key Bridge West
          650
          Military NB bike lane
          22
          Military SB bike lane
          18
          MVT Airport South
          1368
          Quincy NB bike lane
          80
          Quincy SB bike lane
          68
          Roosevelt Bridge
          436
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          1174
          TR Island Bridge
          941
          WOD Bon Air Park
          427
          WOD Bon Air West
          897
          WOD Columbia Pike
          374
          WOD East Falls Church
          631
          Wilson WB bike lane
          169

          Peds counted

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          110 Trail
          762
          14th Street Bridge
          567
          Arlington Mill Trail
          1080
          Ballston Connector
          249
          Bluemont Connector
          443
          CC Connector
          823
          Custis Bon Air Park
          236
          Custis Rosslyn
          786
          Joyce St NB
          63
          Joyce St SB
          176
          Key Bridge East
          3108
          Key Bridge West
          1149
          MVT Airport South
          611
          Roosevelt Bridge
          163
          TR Island Bridge
          1653
          WOD Bon Air Park
          846
          WOD Bon Air West
          989
          WOD Columbia Pike
          905
          WOD East Falls Church
          483

          All counters, YTD

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          Year to Date
          1132508
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