Arlington Village Historic District (Arlington, Virginia)


The Arlington Village Historic District is a national historic district located at Arlington County, Virginia. It contains 657 contributing buildings (including 656 apartment units) in a residential neighborhood in South Arlington. The area was constructed in 1939, and is a planned garden apartment community that incorporates recreational areas, open spaces, a swimming pool and courtyards within five superblocks.

It also includes a shopping center consisting of six stores. The garden apartments are presented as two-story, brick rowhouses with Colonial Revival detailing. There are three building types distinguished by the roof form: flat, gambrel, or gable.

Arlington Village was the first large-scale rental project in Arlington County and the first Federal Housing Administration-insured garden apartment development.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]