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  5. Good for Families
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  7. Jobs
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Farlington/Shirlington is a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia with a population of 12,453. Farlington/Shirlington is in Arlington County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Farlington/Shirlington offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Farlington/Shirlington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Farlington/Shirlington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Farlington/Shirlington are highly rated.
About Farlington/Shirlington...
Population
12,453

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$394,601
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,032
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Farlington/Shirlington Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$109,864
National
$55,322
Families with Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Farlington/Shirlington Reviews

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Shirlington is a small area of Arlington. It's is a wonderful area to walk in the park, take your dog down to the dog park, or simply sit and people watch. There is a great street with all types of restaurants from Greek to Latin to american. There's someone for everyone. Constantly you notice families out walking their dogs, or jogging. Children riding their bikes is not uncommon. The pools are very nice and close to the housing. The community does a great job on keeping it clean and tidy.
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Quiet neighborhood with shops an restaurants. It’s also very walkable with a handful of bars with decent happy hours.
This area is a great place to be. For younger kids, new ecofriendly community centers include indoor and outdoor playgrounds, pools, and basketball courts. For Students, it is one of the best locations to be in, with some of the top high schools in the U.S. and for college students, going into D.C. is only a drive, walk, or bike ride over the key bridge for many internships. This area is perfect to live in by being very close to the city but not directly in it. There are many fantastic restaurants and always local events throughout the year. It is also a very diverse area with people that speak many different languages, and come from all over the world.