Clarendon - Courthouse Walkabout

The Clarendon neighborhood was established in the early 1900s, when trolley service arrived in this part of Arlington.  The neighborhood became the economic center of the County by the 1950s. Immigrants from Vietnam and elsewhere opened shops and restaurants in the ‘70s and ‘80s, earning Clarendon the nickname “Little Saigon.” Today, this neighborhood is a dynamic and diverse urban village, featuring shops, restaurants, residences, and two Metro stops, surrounded by tree-lined blocks of charming early 20th-century homes.

  • Length: Approximately 2 miles, 2.3 miles with extension
  • Terrain: Mostly level
  • Car-Free Access
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  • Acknowledgements: Created with Roni Freeman and the Clarendon Alliance
  • PRINTABLE WALKABOUT ROUTE MAP IS AVAILABLE HERE: English or Spanish (PDF, 1 MB, Adobe Reader required)

Clarendon-Court House News You Can Use

While you're out in Clarendon and Courthouse, check out the farmer's markets:

Read Washington Post 's Where We Live: Courthouse is a hot spot getting hotter - August 29, 2014

Have Some News We Can Use? As much as we try to keep our Walkabout maps up to date, Arlington keeps changing.  If you see something that's out-of-date in our Walkabouts maps or information, please use the Comments section below, or on any of the Walkabouts pages, to let us know and we'll add the update under News You Can Use for that Walkabout.

Map: Clarendon-Courthouse Walkabout

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Bohdan Kantor
June 18, 2013, 12:24 PM

The neighborhoods of Court House and Rosslyn are mapped as separate Walkabout routes but there are several unmapped blocks between the two routes (stretching between Courthouse Road on the west and North Pierce Street on the east) that include these points of interest:

•   Fort Strong historical marker (Lee Highway and North Adams St.)

•   Dawson Terrace Community Center and Park (2133 N Taft St.)

•   Colonial Village (1702 N. Troy Street)

•   National Register of Historic Places. Affordable housing, public health, environmental protection, community center activities, civic engagement, etc. have played a part in making Colonial Village a sustainable community in Arlington County since the 1930s

•   Key Elementary School English-Spanish language immersion school for kindergarten through grade 5

•   Fort Morton historical marker

marjie mayer
December 6, 2011, 7:22 PM

Clarendon Education Center on Clar. Blvd at Edgewood deserves a few words. The Dog Park is important to point out. Also N Garfield is not continuous thru Wash. Blvd.

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