Virginia Square

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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

          Did You Know?

          Driving alone is the primary commute mode for 54% of Arlington Commuters, compared to 83% statewide.

          2007 Virginia State of the Commute Study: Arlington Perspective

          Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

          Bikes counted

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          14th Street Bridge
          1643
          Ballston Connector
          318
          Bluemont Connector
          236
          CC Connector
          756
          Clarendon EB bike lane
          217
          Crystal SB bike lane
          89
          Custis Bon Air Park
          1280
          Custis Rosslyn
          1348
          Fairfax EB bike lane
          132
          Joyce St NB
          42
          Joyce St SB
          30
          Key Bridge East
          1411
          Key Bridge West
          641
          Military NB bike lane
          68
          Military SB bike lane
          57
          MVT Airport South
          3224
          Quincy NB bike lane
          57
          Quincy SB bike lane
          78
          Roosevelt Bridge
          350
          Rosslyn Bikeometer
          1389
          TR Island Bridge
          1848
          WOD Bon Air Park
          1908
          WOD Bon Air West
          2247
          WOD Columbia Pike
          1574
          WOD East Falls Church
          1895
          Wilson WB bike lane
          278

          Peds counted

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          14th Street Bridge
          441
          Ballston Connector
          299
          Bluemont Connector
          282
          CC Connector
          598
          Custis Bon Air Park
          673
          Custis Rosslyn
          455
          Joyce St NB
          66
          Joyce St SB
          96
          Key Bridge East
          2910
          Key Bridge West
          1386
          MVT Airport South
          454
          Roosevelt Bridge
          218
          TR Island Bridge
          1539
          WOD Bon Air Park
          2652
          WOD Bon Air West
          994
          WOD Columbia Pike
          797
          WOD East Falls Church
          815

          All counters, YTD

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          Year to Date
          7386684
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