Clarendon

Ask any Arlington 20- or 30-something where to go on a Saturday night, and Clarendon is undoubtedly the answer with its 40+ sit-down restaurants and bars. With options including craft cocktails, locally-roasted coffee, rooftop lounges, ramen bars, and a dance hall, the neighborhood is the place to see and be seen. The lively vibe draws customers from around the region to supplement the strong demographics of the residential base, which is the wealthiest cluster in Arlington’s commercial districts with a median household income of $138,000, nearly 2.5 times the national mark. Close to 90% of these residents possess at least a four-year college degree, while more than half are in the 20 39 age range.

Not to be overlooked, Clarendon offers a huge retail presence as well. The Apple Store is here. So is Crate & Barrel, Lilly Pulitzer, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, along with a collection of locally-owned shops like Bakeshop, Current Boutique, and Kinder Haus Toys. Where else can you find a Serbian speakeasy, the latest fashions, artisan ice cream, and one of the newest and hottest microbreweries in the region – all just steps from each other? They're here in Clarendon.
 

Clarendon Retail Profile (PDF)
 

Key Demographics

Population 1/4-Mile 1/2-Mile 1-Mile
Residents 4,722 13,181 50,859
Daytime 11,701 21,569 67,940
Educational Attainment      
Bachelor's or Higher 93.3% 89.3% 83.9%
Household Income      
Median $152,580 $138,114 $115,617
Average $202,769 $183,944 $154,355
Age      
20 29 25.1% 24.8% 28.1%
30 39 33.7% 30.3% 28.5%
40 49 12.9% 12.2% 11.4%
50 59 8.1% 9.0% 9.0%
Median 32.9 33.0 32.7

Source: ESRI (2018) - Radius from Clarendon Metro Station

Transportation Statistics

Mode Count
Metro Boardings 4,055 Weekday
Daily Traffic Count 11,000 - Washington/Wilson Boulevards
Peak Hour Pedestrian Count 212 (am) / 635 (pm) - Hudson St/Wilson Blvd
Walk Score 94 - Walker's Paradise

Source: Arlington County; Walk Score; WMATA
 

Development Summary

Type Existing Under Construction Approved
Hotel Keys 0 0 0
Office SF 1,464,508 0 0
Residential Units 2,946 0 580
Retail SF 765,905 27,945 3,477

Source: Arlington Economic Development - includes entirety of Urban Village
 

Large Employers

Company Count
Arlington County Government 500 - 749
CNA Corporation 500 - 749
AECOM 250 - 499
By Light Professional IT 250 - 499
Airline Reporting Corporation 100 - 249

Source: Arlington Economic Development
 

Notable Restaurants

Ambar | Asiatique | Buena VidaCava Mezze | CIRCA | Delhi Club | Don Tito | Faccia Luna | Green Pig Bistro | Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQHeritage Brewing Company | Liberty Tavern | Lyon HallMexicali Blues | Northside Social | PamplonaPete’s New Haven Apizza  | Riverside Hot Pot (2019) | Spider Kelly’s | Tacos Tortas & TequilaWhitlow’s on Wilson

Notable Shops

Apple Store | Artisan Confections| Barre3Barnes & Noble | bluemercury |  Crate & Barrel | Current BoutiqueEscape Room ArlingtonEthan Allen | Jumping Joeys (2019)Kinder Haus Toys | Lilly Pulitzerlululemon | Orvis | Pottery Barn | SoulCycle (2019)The Container Store | Trader Joe’s | Trek Bicycle | Whole Foods | Williams Sonoma

 

Contact

Michael Stiefvater

(703) 228-0827

[email protected]

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