About
      
 
Windgate II is a unique townhouse community just off I-395 in South Arlington, near Shirlington Village.
 
It's quiet, friendly, and close to just about everything:
  • 5-minute walk to trails for running, walking and biking
  • 15-minute walk to Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center
  • 15-minute drive to downtown DC, Old Town Alexandria, Crystal City, and Seven Corners
  • 10-minute walk to Shirlington Village -- restaurants and bars, shops, a grocery store, library, movie theater, post office, and the award-winning Signature Theatre. 
Shirlington Village is "eclectic, accessible, vibrant" and "one of Arlington County’s premier urban villages," says this video by Arlington's Car-Free Diet.  
 
Built in the 1980s, our 172 brick townhomes sit on 11 acres of landscaped property and are situated around 15 courtyards surrounded by pines, holly trees, and a lush variety of shrubs and bushes. Townhomes include six floor plans: the Avon, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Essex, and Fairmont. Amenities include an outdoor 30' by 60' swimming pool, tennis courts, and a gazebo for summer time barbecues. Most units have wood-burning fireplaces and patios. See photos.
 
The neighborhood schools for Windgate II are Abingdon Elementary School, Gunston Middle School, and Wakefield High School. Most Arlington families send their children to neighborhood schools; however, families may apply for other schools. Find out more.
 
Pets and responsible pet owners are welcome. Arlington County offers a dog run just across the street, and the Animal Welfare League of Arlington is just a 7-minute walk from us.
  
Shirlington Village is "a young professional's playground," according to the Car-Free Diet blog, and "a prime residential location" that appeals to families with children and seniors. The reason:
 
"A stylish collection of restaurants and entertainment options, surrounded by a mix of apartments, condos, and traditional neighborhoods, it is hip enough to attract crowds from other parts of the metropolitan area, but still quiet and quaint enough to be a relaxing home to thousands of residents." Read more
 
The Washington Post profiled Shirlington in a February 2016 piece: "Shirlington Offers a Quiet, Convenient Lifestyle Close to the District."
 
Arlington's tourism website promotes dining in Shirlington:
 
"The European-style promenade offers more than 15 shops and 20 restaurants. From American to Asian, Indian to Italian and Mediterranean to microbrews, Shirlington has one of the most diverse selections of cuisine you’ll ever find in one neighborhood" ("Al Fresco Dining on a Tree-lined Pomenade").
 
Many buses stop near Windgate II. Find bus routes near Windgate II
 
We are across the street from a bike trail that goes all the way to the National Mall and Capitol. "This location is heaven for people who ride bikes," explains one resident. Find out more.
 
Windgate II participates in the Shirlington Civic Association, a volunteer organization residents, businesses, and government working to maintain and improve the quality of life in our neighborhood. Read more about the Shirlington Civic Association.
 
Life is good in Windgate II. Find out for yourself. See photos. Use these directions to come visit!
 
Questions? We're happy to answer them. Please use the form at the bottom of the Contact Us page
 
About This Website
 
This website was launched December 18, 2014 (see announcement). The site is designed to help Windgate II owners and residents find information, keep up with news and developments in Windgate II, and get things done. Visitors and prospective buyers may also use this site to learn more about the wonderful Windgate II community.
 
This site (windgate2.com) also offers a login option (in the top right corner). There is no need to register or login at this time. All pages on windgate2.com should be viewable without logging in. If you discover otherwise, please let us know.
 
We welcome feedback. Please use the email form at the bottom of the Contact Us page to send any comments to the web editor, Kirk Winters.