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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A-
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. In Farlington/Shirlington, 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
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

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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Fairlington (built 1940-'45) is just up the hill & walking distance from Shirlington restaurants, library, movie & live theater, shops & grocery store/pharmacy.
F'ton has 2 distinct areas, North & South. Both extremely walkable, dog friendly (leashed), w/ abundant tree coverage & parking.
So. Fair. units have more families, North more diversity. North was built taller & later than South. Red brick bldg. interiors often updated. North is 1 condo association; South, mult. associations.
Negatives: condo dues $300-$400+ p/mo.; older construction; assoc. financial issues bear watching; increasing car traffic w/newer dev's.
Additional Positives: Bradlee Shopping Ctr. nearby, new Alex West dev.; good access to public transit.
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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.
Quiet neighborhood with shops an restaurants. It’s also very walkable with a handful of bars with decent happy hours.