CLARENDON

Has a commercial district that rivals many major shopping areas in D.C.

Welcome to Clarendon


Clarendon started as a Streetcar suburb in 1896. It was a transfer point between the Rosslyn-Clarendon line (similar to today’s Orange Line) and the D.C.-Falls Church line. With a growing population, Clarendon attracted major retailers like JC Penny and became the heart of retail in Arlington. In the 1970s a number of Vietnamese restaurants opened in the area giving it the nickname “Little Saigon”. A new wave of development was encouraged with the opening of the Metro in 1979. Offices, restaurants, and stores including big companies like Apple, Crate & Barrel, etc.

What Is Important About Clarendon?


Clarendon has a commercial district that rivals many major shopping areas in D.C., but it also has offices, apartment buildings, townhouses, and single-family homes all in the same area. It is very compact and easy to walk around with quiet tree-lined residential streets just blocks away from all the restaurants and bars along Wilson Blvd. Home for both major retailers and small businesses, Clarendon is attracting different crowds. You can see plenty of young professionals, young families, interns, retirees, and a lot more. It feels more like a city rather than a suburb with plenty of transportation options. From Orange and Silver line metro to Art and Metro buses, Capital Share bikes are also an option with all the trails in proximity. It is very walkable and you can get to Trader Joe’s or Giant, or any bar or restaurant within minutes.

How Does It Fit in the Community?


Clarendon is one of those places that always has something going on, and with a wide selection of bars, restaurants, and shopping, you are never at a loss for something to do, surrounded by urban high-rise apartments to quieter single-family homes. Clarendon has been named the Washington D.C. area’s “best neighborhood for millennials” (published by Niche.com). Clarendon hosts an annual Mardi Gras parade that will make you feel like you are on Bourbon Street. It also hosts Arlington’s Neighborhood day parade (2nd Saturday in May), Clarendon day (mid-October) – which features 4 live music stages, local restaurants, and coffee house booths, clothing, jewelry, antiques, children’s games, and rides, an ice-cream eating contest, etc.

CSC- in spring (one of the largest bicycle races in the U.S.)

Farmers Market at Clarendon’s Central Park on Wednesday afternoons through mid-December.

We love Northside Social, Buena Vida, Ambar, and Circa.

 

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Overview for CLARENDON, VA

7,566 people live in CLARENDON, where the median age is 32 and the average individual income is $102,499. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,566

Total Population

32 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$102,499

Average individual Income

Around CLARENDON, VA

There's plenty to do around CLARENDON, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

96
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
91
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
71
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Capitol Kettle Corn, Hilana Falafel, and Bonobos.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 3.34 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.45 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.27 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.35 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for CLARENDON, VA

CLARENDON has 3,687 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in CLARENDON do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,566 people call CLARENDON home. The population density is 34,998.904 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,566

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32

Median Age

50.62 / 49.38%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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3,687

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$102,499

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in CLARENDON, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby CLARENDON. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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PRIVATE
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