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The Carlin
4300 N. Carlin Springs Road
Arlington, VA 22203

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The Carlin

Created exclusively for adults 55 and better, The Carlin Senior Apartment Community combines all of the comforts of home with the retirement lifestyle you have always dreamed of. The Carlin, located in Ballston Quarter offers all the conveniences of city life with the advantages of an affordable monthly rent (income restrictions apply). Sit back, relax, and let us take care of the details.

We want you to enjoy all that life has to offer. This is why we have designed our community with an active lifestyle in mind. At The Carlin, a typical day may include exercising in our fitness center, enjoying a movie in the theater room, reading a book in the library, just relaxing with friends in our lounge, or enjoying all the city has to offer nearby.

One-Bedroom Apartment monthly rents are $1315. There is a $500 Security Deposit. Small Pets are welcomed and require an additional $150 Deposit. Download an application here.

One and Two Bedroom Apartments Include:

  • All Utilities Included (except cable & phone)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen (all new appliances)
  • Carpet and Plank Flooring
  • Extra Cabinets for Storage
  • Fire Prevention System
  • Individual Climate Control
  • Emergency Response System
  • Handicap/Accessible Units Available

Building Amenities Include:

  • On-Site Laundry Room
  • Individual, Indoor Mailboxes
  • Controlled Entry Access System
  • On-Site Beauty Salon
  • Wellness Center
  • Fitness Room
  • Community Room with Kitchen
  • Elevators
  • Theater, Library, Computer Center
  • Free, On-Site Parking
  • 24-hour On-Site Staff
  • Service Coordinator

The Carlin offers the independence and conveniences you deserve, at a reasonable cost with no hidden charges. You can have it all at The Carlin without worrying about a thing.

This community is part of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. This program is designed to offer affordable housing to only those individuals whom meet specific age and income requirements. State housing agencies regulate the process to ensure only qualified residents may reside here. There is a strict maximum income requirement which is based on the county’s area median income (AMI) that cannot be exceeded.

Income Limits—Maximum 60%
1 person $52,920
2 persons $60,480
3 persons $68,040

Our community actively participates in RHF’s Project H.A.N.D.S.

A Social Service Coordinator is available for residents’ personal needs.

Please call us today at 703-243-4300 or e-mail us at to schedule a tour.

The Carlin recently is undergoing a major renovation which incorporates green development and energy-efficient measures and promotes the principals embraced by a growing number of developers in the southeastern part of the United States. The Carlin is currently striving to complete the High-Performance Multifamily Building Certification Program with Earthcraft.

Click here to find out what that means?

If you are looking for more information on tax credit communities, you may do internet searches for ‘understanding tax credit communities’ or ‘understanding low-income housing tax credit communities’.

*Rents and Maximum Income are subject to change.


We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you would like more information, please call The Carlin at 703-243-4300. We look forward to hearing from you!

What is the price?

A one bedroom starts at $1,315 and a two bedroom starts at $1,454

What is the square footage?

1 bedroom unit – 550sq ft and 2 bedroom unit -750 sq ft

Does The Carlin accept subsidies?

Section 8 voucher and Arlington County Housing Grant are accepted.

Are the apartment wheel chair accessible?

We have 4 wheel chair accessible apartments.

Does The Carlin have central dining?

No, every apartment has a kitchen.

Is The Carlin independent or assisted living?

Independent living

Visit Us:

The Carlin
4300 N. Carlin Springs Road
Arlington, VA 22203

Contact Us:

tel  703-243-4300
fax 703-243-3342

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