What do you get when you cross a major highway and a bustling city? Shirlington, of course!
Bearing a moniker born from combining Henry G. Shirley Memorial Highway and the city of Arlington, Shirlington's roots stretch back to the early 1940s; that's when the nascent shopping hub branched out of sister neighborhood, Fairlington. Seven decades later, it has soldiered on as a model for a classic blend of entertainment, education and residential living.
It's home to public broadcasting affiliate WETA and live performance venue Signature Theatre. A majority of its dining options are centrally located in The Village at Shirlington. There are a few outliers, such as half-smoke slinging Weenie Beenie, sushi haven May Island, and the recently opened New District Brewing Company, but the present focus of modern dining can be found in places such as D.C.-minded Busboys and Poets, food truck graduate Hula Girl Bar & Grill, and dairy-forward Cheesetique.
As more and more young professionals flock to the area in search of an affordable place to live and work, Shirlington will surely continue to evolve. And while it's close enough to grant easy access to the District, Shirlington's perfectly happy to entertain itself, thank you very much.Read More