The Clarendon Conundrum

From a quiet crossroads, Clarendon has grown into a walkable medley of quirky shops and premium national retailers, tree-lined neighborhoods and soaring condominiums. But it has become such a residential, shopping and entertainment magnet that some worry it will lose the very ambience that has made it so appealing.

SOURCES: Satellite and aerial photography courtesy of Arlington County. Demographic and development data provided by Environmental Systems Research Institute and Arlington County

CREDITS: Reported by Karen Yourish, Andrea Caumont and David Murray, The Washington Post; Graphic by Laura Stanton, Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso and Laris Karklis, The Washington Post, and Alyson Hurt,; Satellite photography slideshow programmed by Nelson Hsu,

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