Young, hip and hungry. That’s how we describe Arlington’s residents and the statistics back us up. Arlington is home to the nation’s fastest-growing population of 25- to 34-year-olds and has been ranked “Best City for Millenials” and “Most Affluent Millenials" in recent years.

Not only are they young, they’re highly-educated with great careers. Arlington is the most-educated County in the country with close to 75% of residents possessing at least a Bachelor’s degree, while the median household income of nearly $105,000 places it among the top 10 counties in the country.

If you still need convincing, consider that Arlington has over 40 million square feet of office space and 11,000 hotel keys that provide a consistent and diverse customer base throughout the day.

All this means our businesses and residents are looking for unique places to dine, play, relax, and shop.

We invite you to explore our retail districts below, which vary from compact urban neighborhoods to suburban highways, and find the perfect location for your business.

Ballston Retail  | Clarendon Retail | Columbia Pike Retail | Courthouse Retail | Crystal City Retail | Lee Highway RetailPentagon City Retail | Rosslyn Retail | Shirlington Retail | Virginia Square Retail

For more demographic information, check out our snapshop of Arlington. The commercial density Maps and development pipeline maps will show you where existing retail is concentrated and where it is coming. 

Additional Retail Services

    For Brokers and Landlords:

    • Development Information
    • Permitting and Zoning Assistance
    • Site Tour Participation

    For Businesses:

    • BizLaunch, Arlington's small business and entrepreneurial network
    • Data and Demographic Research
    • Permitting and Zoning Assistance
    • Site Selection Assistance

    For more retail information, contact Kate Paine.

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