Shirlington Crest is part of the growing townhome communities in the Arlington, Virginia area. The highly desirable community includes 251 Colonial brick townhomes each one designed with multiple outdoor spaces. Nearby Arlington offers residents of Shirlington Crest everything from fine dining, shopping, live entertainment, and outdoor recreation.

Calling Shirlington Crest Home

Nestled into the lively urban landscape of Arlington, Shirlington Crest Community features 11 acres of townhomes. The majority of Shirlington Crest homes were built by Stanley Martin in 2008 with some built through 2011. The Colonial brick townhomes offer energy-efficient features such as high-performance HVAC systems and rapid recovery water heaters. Martin’s focus was to build sustainable homes that would be both energy-efficient and cost-efficient. The community offers three spacious floor plans and a variety of interior designs. Homes range from 1,440 to 2,476 square feet. 


The modern, open floor plans optimize available natural light. Vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors create an illusion of an even larger area. Large gourmet kitchens feature islands and stainless steel appliances making every resident want to spend more time in the kitchen. 

Shirlington Crest homes are designed with various outdoor spaces. One of the more popular outdoor areas is the covered rooftop terraces that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Homes in Shirlington Crest are equipped with 2-car garages and generally have fully furnished basements. 

Community fees in Shirlington Crest provide lawn maintenance, snow removal, reserve funds, and road maintenance. Children attend Drew Model and Hoffman-Boston Elementary and Wakefield High School. Conveniently located near Shirlington, residents have a multitude of amenities right outside their front door.     

Amenities of Nearby Shirlington

The urban village of Shirlington is located in southern Arlington and is fast becoming a popular hub for young professionals and commuters. Shirlington is best known for its arts and entertainment. This community thrives on theater and live music. Shirlington is home to the Tony award-winning Signature Theater. During the summer, it’s not uncommon to hear live music belting from parks and social areas. The European-style promenade provides a plethora of restaurants featuring an array of diverse cultures, shops, and nightlife. 

With dozens of tasty eateries, incredible shopping, and entertainment  The Village at Shirlington is the place to be. Situated at the borders of Alexandria and Arlington the quaint shopping center is home to Thai, Indian, Italian, Mexican, and American dining options. After eating, take a stroll to the AMC Shirlington 7 to catch a movie or The Signature Theater for a live play. Nail salons, spas, and even a UPS store and post office can be found at The Village at Shirlington. 

Along with fantastic food, tons of shopping, and an active arts and music community, Shirlington boasts incredibly low crime rates and a friendly, neighborly climate. Popular for its dining, shopping, and arts Shirlington has even more to offer. Shirlington is near the start of the Washington-Old Dominion bike trail. Residents frequently use this trail not just as an outdoor activity, but as a commuting trail. Shirlington is home to many parks and green areas such as Shirlington Park where locals gather at the 29-acre park and enjoy the beautiful stream and walking path. For dog-owning residents, Shirlington Park is a popular place with an off-leash dog park. The 22-acre Jennie Dean Park features tennis and basketball courts, softball fields, and a playground. 

Featured Shirlington Crest Community Listing

Located at 2617 S Kenmore Court in the Shirlington Crest Community, homebuyers will find a premium end unit townhome. The colonial brick townhome boasts the second-largest community floorplan. The 2 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, 2,116 square foot home features a 2-car garage and a den both located on the lower level. 

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The brightly-lit, large open kitchen provides high-end appliances. The large center island connects to the spacious family room making this a perfect area for intimate family gatherings and hosting small get-togethers. Upstairs homebuyers will find two roomy master suites featuring soaring ceiling, large closets, and access to a private rooftop that offers incredible views of Jennie Dean Park.

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With tons of additional upgrades like wired speakers in each room and CAT5 internet throughout the home, easy access to major commuter routes, Washington DC, and Amazon HQ2, and within walking distance to Shirlington Village this home is offered at $789,900.

Homebuyers in search of a beautiful home near DC in a safe community with nearby shopping, dining, and entertainment need look no further than Shirlington Crest Community. 

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