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Property Management in Arlington VA: Living in Clarendon

July 15, 2018

This article is part of a series on the neighborhoods of Arlington, Virginia, that aims to help landlords become more familiar with types of tenants the neighborhood attracts and what the neighborhood offers residents.  In this article, you can read about Clarendon’s attractions and learn about the neighborhood’s elements of urban and suburban appeal.

Facts and Figures

In Clarendon, only 26 percent of homes are owner-occupied, and about 60 percent of homes are renter occupied. On average, there are two residents per home, and 7 percent of households have children. The annual residential turnover is 31 percent, and residents spend a median of two years in a their residence.

Neighborhood Atmosphere

From its origins in suburban development to its appeal for national retailers and small businesses, Clarendon has evolved into a trendy neighborhood within Arlington. Clarendon is the ideal place to be for young professionals, students, interns, and anyone looking for proximity to a variety of hip bars, restaurants, shops, and more. Besides its amazing entertainment and nightlife options, Clarendon also provides residents with similar amenities to suburban communities. In the neighborhood, tenants can find all kinds of stores, from a Whole Foods to а Barnes & Noble. Clarendon has a wonderful assortment of both chain stores and local independent businesses, and the neighborhood’s eclectic character means that tenants can walk to any establishment that meets the needs of their lifestyle.

Neighborhood Features

Clarendon’s dining and nightlife options include Liberty Tavern, Boulevard Woodgrill, Eventide, Astor Mediterranean, Green Pig Bistro, and Faccia Luna Trattoria, among many others.

In the Market Common Clarendon, prospective tenants in the area can find a selection of national chains, including Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn, as well as clothing retailers like Ann Taylor Loft and Jos. A. Bank. On Clarendon Boulevard, tenants can also explore small shops and independently owned establishments. Additionally, the Clarendon Ballroom, American Tap Room, and IOTA Club and Café provide another idea of Clarendon’s diverse nightlife offerings.

Major Transportation

Not only does Clarendon have quite a few transit options, but WalkScore.com also rates the neighborhood as a “Walker’s Paradise.” For tenants who value walkability and environmentally sustainable living, Clarendon is a great place to live. The Clarendon Metro station is on the Orange Line of the Metro, and the neighborhood is served by Metrobus 38B. Bike share and car share programs are also available in the neighborhood. Clarendon has a Walk Score of 92, a Bike Score of 82, and a Transit Score of 69.

Unique Neighborhood Events

The annual Arlington Festival of the Arts is held in Clarendon, on North Highland Street, and showcases a range of fine art creations from over 100 artists.

The  Clarendon farmers market is held at the Clarendon Central Park between 3 and 7 pm on Wednesdays from April to December. It is organized by the Clarendon Alliance.

The Clarendon Alliance also sponsors the year-round Arlington Urban Village Market on 15th Street. The market is held on Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm. At the Urban Village Market, you can discover one-of-a-kind antique items and craft creations.

For more information about Clarendon and its appeal to renters, read articles from Stay Arlington  and Car Free Diet. A property management company with Clarendon experience can also help you understand neighborhood rental trends and help you capitalize on demand for this popular neighborhood with customized marketing and management plans for your property.

 

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