Attaining A House In 22202? Then You Need To Know Arlington.

Photo of 908 21st St S My name is Alan Clerinx and I'm licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide real estate services in Arlington, Virginia.
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Photo of 908 21st St S Houses in Arlington County are enticing in their own right. Read More about 908 21st St S Still, this post isn't about 908 21st St S. Instead, I want to talk about curated of the elements I like about Arlington. From the top of my head:
  • The George Washington Parkway is a historic and pleasant drive from Mount Vernon to Mclean VA. There are several interesting overlooks above the Potomac looking toward Georgetown in Washington DC.
  • Arlington has numerous interesting museums and is in very close proximity to capitals collection of world renown attractions and museums. Just a few of these include the Smithsonian Institution, the Air & Space Museum, National Gallery of Art, Library of Congress and many many more.
  • Arlington is an international county. Close proximity to embassies and our capital and tremendous job opportunities have attracted a diverse and interesting demographic of residents.
  • Arlington is on the top 100 of livable cities in the US according to
  • Bowen McCauley Dance is a contemporary dance company and school based in Arlington. It's one of the many touches of culture that I love about Arlington VA.
Ballston is the first/last stop in Arlington's Ballston-Rosslyn Corridor. The hub of this community is the Ballston Common Mall and there are many shops and restaurants in close proximity to this metro. There is no parking at the Ballston Metro Station. Ballston is on the Orange Line. [read more about Ballston]
Clarendon is home to high-rises as you approach the Metro, but just a few blocks away Clarendon also has older single family homes in established neighborhoods.
Many people consider Clarendon the center of Arlington's social scene because of its active nightlife and many dining spots. Clarendon offers tastes for every tongue from Texan to Thai food. The nightlife includes everything from salsa and ballroom dancing to blues or electro-modern. The post-modern high-rises along Wilson Boulevard stand along 100 year oaks, and just a few blocks away bungalows and colonials remind us of old Arlington County. In addition to the Clarendon Metro, Clarendon is where you'll find the "Court House" Metro Station. Court House is located at the Arlington County "Courthouse". The area surrounding the courthouse is commonly called Court House owing the station here on the Orange Line. Immediately surrounding the courthouse at Court House, there are a number of restaurants and shops, and a movie theater. The Arlington campus of Strayer University is right above the Metro station, making easily accessible to students across the DC metro area. High-rises, both residential and commercial, dominate the skyline near the metro, but just few blocks away one will find garden-style homes and single family homes. Verizon is a large employer headquartered here in Court House. [read more about Clarendon]
Residents of Crystal City enjoy a remarkably convenient lifestyle. Centered along a stretch of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1), Crystal City consists of a dramatic streetscape of office buildings, hotels, high-rise apartment buildings, shops and restaurants — all shaded by trees and linked by brick sidewalks. Crystal City is in close proximity to Aurora Highlands and Arlington Ridge. Aurora Highlands is located on a small knoll that rises just a few feet above Crystal City. Aurora Highlands was so of a work-a-day neighborhood that has transformed over the years into one of the areas pricier places to live. This is because the single family homes are in close proximity to the Pentagon and Washington DC. Arlington Ridge is on a more prominent ridge overlooking the Potomac Valley. In days past Arlington Ridge was a get-away from the city and a place where folks kept a second-home or cottage in the country. Today Arlington Ridge has only a few reminders of its humble and more rural beginnings. Arlington Ridge is home to some of the nicest and priciest homes in Northern Virgina. [read more about Crystal City]
North Arlington is one of Northern Virginia's most desirable residential neighborhoods. North Arlington is treasured for easy commutes along rolling avenues lined with mature trees. The homes here are stately and although many are older they are well-cared for, updated and luxurious. Click North Arlington to see a map of homes for sale at North Arlington. (Or check for sales updates.) Residences of Lyon Hill is one of many condo communities in North Arlington.

Rosslyn is located in the northeastern corner of Arlington County, north of Arlington National Cemetery and directly across the Potomac River from Georgetown in Washington, D.C. The numerous high-rise buildings of Rosslyn appears (in some ways) more urban than nearby Washington.

Added to the mix are new condominiums, lively restaurants and exciting shops, all with easy access to Washington and close-in proximity to Interstate-395, the Pentagon and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. [read more about Rosslyn ]
With its established café culture, live theater and pedestrian promenade, Shirlington has declared itself arts and entertainment capital of Arlington. Anchoring the Village at Shirlington is a multi-million dollar theater-library complex, home to Arlington's nationally-known Signature Theatre, and the state-of-the-art Shirlington Library. Shirlington shares this part of southern Arlington County with Fairlington. While much of Shirlington is newly-built, Fairlington was built in the 1940s as the largest housing project financed by the Defense Homes Corporation during World War II. For this reason, Fairlington is listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and on the Virginia Landmarks Register. The community of Fairlington has many brick townhouse-type condominiums. [read more about Shirlington] [read more about Fairlington]


We also serve many communities very close to Arlington. Arlington is bounded by Fairfax County, Falls Church and Alexandria.

Alan Clerinx's Picks:

908 21st St S
The Fillmore Model another modern farmhouse design from Classic Cottages with sleek finishes. 4 level one car attached garage with 6 beds/6.5 baths and the option for a main level in-law suite. Still time to choose your design selections and customize the home to make it yours! Delivery early Summer 2019. [Addison Heights - $1,574,000]

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Alan Clerinx is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alan was born and raised in Belgium. He moved to the US to marry his wife, an attorney from Hawaii and he became a U.S citizen. Her career as a staffer and political-appointee kept them in the National Capital Area. Alan became a Realtor after a successful career in finances and investments. (Alan was an agent in Europe long ago as well.) For the past 20 years, Alan and his family have largely made their home in the Springfield area. As a Realtor, Alan is well acquainted with Springfield, Annandale, Arlington and Falls Church, Virginia. Like many people born and raised in Europe, Alan speaks several languages and for this reason, Nesbitt Realty often considers Alan our international connection. Call him at (571) 398 7061