Clarendon is an area that is popular for those who prefer both a city and suburban vibe. Shops such as Whole Foods, Starbucks and Barnes and Noble are interspersed with small music venues, great restaurants and unique boutiques. As the area has grown in recent years, so too have its boundaries. Its borders are Lee Highway to the north, Kirkwood Road and Irving Street to the west, Route 50 to the south and southeast, and Barton and Veitch Streets to the east. Residents represent a diverse range of ages and backgrounds: they may be condo-living young professionals; families in townhouses; or older couples who’ve lived in the area long before the real estate boom sent prices climbing. Clustered in the center of Clarendon are large multi-unit buildings, including several large apartment complexes and five large condo buildings. The area also has a few scattered townhouse developments on the fringes of the central area.