Locals shop for groceries at Food Lion in Brookhill Azalea Shopping Center just northwest of the neighborhood. Many local food enthusiasts also patronize Little House Green Grocery in neighboring Bellevue. Offering fresh local produce, dairy and meat as well as specialty items, this cute corner grocery also hosts classes and tastings.
For more local produce options and the great community feel of a farmer's market, residents head to Bryan Park
just west of the neighborhood. The Market Emporium opens Tuesday afternoons during the summer and fall months for local produce and specialty foods.
Neither malls nor boutique shops inhabit John Marshall neighborhood itself, but locals take a quick bus trip or car ride to The Shops at Willow Lawn for cost-conscious options, such as Ross, Old Navy and Dollar Tree. The Shops at White Oak Village sits 8 miles away farther east on Laburnam Avenue. More an enormous strip mall than a traditional inside mall, White Oak Village creates a one-stop errand shopping experience, with Sam's Club, Target, Bath & Body Works and Lowe's. Several banks, boutiques and chain restaurants that run the gamut on taste preferences complete the convenience of the shopping center.
Higher end shopping beckons from Carytown,
just west of the downtown area. Locate a turquoise storefront with a big orange dot and enter Clementine for upscale thrift bargains from trendy shoes to the perfect funky accessory. Exposed brick and carefully stocked small rooms add to the charm of the boutique. Just across the way, Need Supply Company sells new and high-end clothing and accessories, the perfect place to pick up a new blouse or chic handbag.