Arlington Village

Updated - June 12, 2022
Town Center: Columbia Heights
Main Entrance: Columbia Pike & South Barton


Pike Park Columbia Pike
Pike Park Columbia Pike

Garden Apartments / Townhouses


Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike
Arlington Village is built on 53 acres of land which the developer Gustav Ring purchase from B. M.Smith in 1939. The complex was financed through the Federal Housing Administration. Originaly Arlington Village was rental apartments now it is condominiums and cooperative apartments. It is located between South Edgewood, Barton, 16th streets and Columbia Pike and is part of the Columbia Heights Neighborhood.


Arlington Village
Pike Park Columbia Pike

Arlington Village
Pike Park Columbia Pike

Arlington Village consists of a garden apartment  / townhouse complex with green spaces, a swimming pool and tennis courts and a small shopping center.    It was designed by Architect, Harvey Warwick. The Architectural style is Colonial Revival. The housing is divided into small areas each with gardens, mature trees, shurbs and flowers. Arlington Village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the large trees that canopy the townhouses there is also a large wooded area with a stream which is certified as a Natural Wildlife Habitat.

Pike Park Columbia Pike
Pike Park Columbia Pike

Pike Park Columbia Pike
Pike Park Columbia Pike

Pike Park Columbia Pike
Pike Park Columbia Pike

Pike Park Columbia Pike
Pike Park Columbia Pike

Gustave Ring originally bought the land for $362,500 and built 661 units, sold the complex in the early 1950s to New England Life Insurance Co. for $5 million. They added the swimming pool and tennis courts and additional parking.The complex has changed hands a couple of times since then. In 1980 the Arlington Village Townhouse Condominium started the townhouse renovations . The renovations were completed in 1985, during which time many residents purchased their units.

Shopping Center


Facing the Pike
Pike Park Columbia Pike

Arlington Mill Shopping Center is listed as an Historic Structure. The shopping center has two levels. The upper level faces Columbia Pike and is right across the road from Penrose Square. It is between South Barton and South Cleveland. Access to the  lower level is behind the building where there is also a parking lot. This parking lot  is for customers only. There is two lanes of parking available in front of the upper level .


Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike

Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike

Lower Level

Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike
Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike
Danny Al - replaced Huda Cafe Hookah Lounge


Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike
Arlington Village Shopping Center, Columbia Pike