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Clarendon’s Finest

Clarendon’s Finest

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If you’re thinking about moving to the Northern Virginia area, you may want to consider one of Arlington County’s hottest neighborhoods. Clarendon, located between the Rosslyn and Ballston area is well-known for some of the livest nightlife, dining and shopping attractions. This neighborhood offers the city vibe of Washington, DC only minutes away, mixed with the suburban style of Virginia. Check out some of our favorite activities to do while in this chic neighborhood.

What to Do

Market Common Clarendon

Get a serious retail fix at Market Common Clarendon! This expansive shopping center is complete with shops including Barnes & Noble, Crate & Barrel, Ann Taylor, Lululemon The Container Store and Pottery Barn. Meet all of your everyday shopping needs with the Whole Foods and Apple store as well.

Arlington National Cemetery

A visit to Arlington wouldn’t be complete without a walk through the impressive and humbling Arlington National Cemetery.  Be sure to time your visit so that you can witness the Changing of the Guard ritual, performed every hour, on the hour from October 1 through March 31.

Arlington's Finest | Market Common Clarendon Virginia



Where to Dine

Clarendon offers a wide selection of restaurants from casual eateries to fine dining. Explore some of our handpicked choices for lunch, dinner and dessert!


Head over to Clarendon Grill for live entertainment, art and tasty entrees. Chill out with an ice cold beer as you listen to their live DJ. If you’re looking to plan a special date night, stop by on a Monday for some spicy salsa lessons!


Have an early dinner at The Liberty Tavern and take advantage of their legendary happy hour from 4pm-7pm. Indulge in a wood oven roasted chicken pizza or the house made potato and pecorino gnocchi pasta. And if you’re really hungry come by for fried chicken Mondays! This popular neighborhood restaurant and bar is an easy go-to choice for all your dining needs.


Craving a deliciously sweet treat? Us too. Curb that sweet tooth at Bakeshop, serving up hand-crafted pies, cookies, cupcakes and other sweet options. We suggest the mouthwatering chocolate chip cookie baked with an Oreo inside. Or a colorful and super flavorful French macaroon. Enjoy all you can, as we vicariously live through every bite you take!

 Clarendon's Finest| Macaroons from Bakeshop

Happy Hour

Whitlow’s on Wilson

Grab a group of friends and head over to this popular rooftop tiki bar for some awesome happy hour specials! Enjoy live music as you sip draft beers, rails drinks and house wine for only $3 each. Or stop by Saturday and Sunday mornings for a full course breakfast buffet with all-you-can-eat snowshoe crab legs!

Ready to find your next apartment?


Stay a While

If you’re planning on making the big move to Arlington County you’ll want to check out the convenient new luxury apartment community we found right in the heart of Clarendon. The Beacon serves as an easy commute to work, entertainment and dining options in Clarendon. This luxury community offers an array of breathtaking amenities including a rooftop pool and sky lounge! With apartment layouts ranging from a variety of one, two and three bedroom floorplans to some unique work/live options, you’ll feel right at home in the unit of your choice.

Keep in Mind

Commuting in Clarendon is easy as 1, 2, and 3! While traveling block to block, you can easily hop on any public transportation option including the Clarendon, Court House and Virginia Square Metro stations all on the orange and silver lines. If you prefer to skip the train, no worries. Take one of the convenient buses on Wilson Blvd. Also, there’s several garages that aren’t terribly expensive and metered street parking is available.

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About The Author


As a renter herself with a keen interest in Psychology, Madeline understands the emotional journey of apartment hunting and the joys of apartment living. This combined with her experience in the multifamily industry has given her some unique insights into the mind of both the renter and the property manager and has helped shape the content she creates and shares here everyday. In her spare time, Madeline can be found re-arranging her apartment, cuddling with her kitties, singing and dancing in the kitchen or whipping up a plant-based meal.

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