Surrounded on one side by established residential neighborhoods with mature tree growth and on the other side by the wooded acres owned by the community and by Wolf Trap Park, Shouse Village is a welcoming haven of green, a natural oasis of woods, trails, creeks, ponds and wildlife that serves as an antidote to the urbanization of nearby Tysons Corner.

Shouse Village is made up of 260 single-family detached homes that are situated on large lots on two main circular drives and numerous cul-de-sacs with paved sidewalks on both sides of every street, gas or electric lamps, mature trees and shrubs. The community has no utility poles or overhead wires.

Home styles are primarily center-hall colonial models and split level models. Homes feature 4 to 5 bedrooms, finished basements, 2 to 3 bathrooms, brick and siding exteriors, and one- or two-car garages. Most homes have hardwood floors, front porches, rear patios or decks, eat-in kitchens, laundry rooms, and fireplaces. Many homes in Shouse Village have been extensively renovated to provide modern amenities.  

The Washington Post has published several articles acknowledging the unique features of the Shouse Village Community in their 2017 Real Estate Section and their 2012 Real Estate Section.