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ARLINGTON

Situated ideally between the capital's urban playground and a wealth of preserved state parks.

Welcome to Arlington

The quintessential American darling, embodying vintage and a hip atmosphere.
 
Arlington is a vibrant and lively community outside the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. An energetic neighborhood with a rich history, Arlington is a popular destination for active professionals who appreciate the area's outdoor amenities and comfortable lifestyle.
 
Founded in 1801, Arlington was occupied by Union forces during the Civil War and played an essential role in the Union victory. Since then, Arlington has grown tremendously to become one of the country's most affluent and desirable neighborhoods. With its proximity to Washington, D.C., residents benefit from the area's well-organized bike paths, parks, and high-end amenities.
 
Arlington is situated ideally between the capital's urban playground and a wealth of preserved state parks. Whether you’re looking for a local feel, a bustling urban life, or something in between, Arlington has what you're searching for.
 

What to Love

  • Active arts and culture scene
  • Tree-lined streets and bike paths
  • Vibrant restaurants and bars 
  • A quick and easy commute to Washington, D.C.

Local Lifestyle

Remarkably hip among DC communities, Arlington is loved for its convenient access to all of the amenities of the DC metropolitan area, its active outdoor culture, and beautiful historical parks. Home to energetic newcomers and established residents alike, Arlington hosts plenty of recreation, entertainment, and educational opportunities.
 
Live among its vibrant cultural scene with access to museums, galleries, and plenty of outdoor activities, including biking and running trails, kayaking, fishing, and boating in the Potomac River and its tributaries. Many homes benefit from being near parks and green spaces, such as the Washington, Old Dominion Trail, and Four Mile Run Park.
 
Most homes in Arlington are townhouses and single-family homes close to metro stations and bike trails, providing convenient access to downtown. Arlington features a mix of Colonial, Cape Cod, Contemporary, and transitional architectural styles throughout the county, with newly constructed homes making their debut among the classics. Most of the communities are walkable and bikeable, with plenty of shops and restaurants. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Sooner or later, you will discover how much residents of Arlington value brunch. When you do, you will likely spend some time at Bar Ivy, a chic and relaxing spot. Many residents cite it as their favorite place in town. If that doesn’t fit your fancy, enjoy small plates and traditional Balkan spirits at Ambar Restaurant, a rustic-chic hot spot with ample natural lighting. 
 
The Crossing Clarendon is a tempting outdoor shopping mall well-known to lure shoppers in with its wide array of such, such as Crate & Barrel and Whole Foods. You will also come across the Ballston Quarter, an entertainment complex featuring more upscale restaurants and boutique shopping. No matter where you go, you are guaranteed a certain level of satisfaction when you are in Arlington. Dine, shop, and indulge yourself in all this splendid city has to offer.
 

Things to Do

Unite with art lovers at the 26th annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival and the Rosslyn Jazz Festival, hosted yearly in Gateway Park overlooking the Capital. Clarendon Day is another must-see festival and one of Arlington’s most significant events in the city center. Residents rub elbows and socialize with other community members at this exciting annual tradition, which brings live music, incredible cuisine, and more to Arlington. 

For daily outings, many residents meet friends at Lyon Village Park, a 1.5-acre paradise with all the amenities you would expect from a vibrant community park. Meet in the garden and walk down the neighborhood's tree-lined streets to enjoy outstanding performances at one of many local theaters, such as Signature Theatre, a professional stage producing new works and classic musicals year-round, and Synetic Theater, a theater company using motion to tell riveting stories. Cultural outings may also include attendance at the Encore Stage & Studio.

Overview for ARLINGTON, VA

235,764 people live in ARLINGTON, where the median age is 35.1 and the average individual income is $77,535. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

235,764

Total Population

35.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$77,535

Average individual Income

Around ARLINGTON, VA

There's plenty to do around ARLINGTON, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Very Walkable
Walking Score
95
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
72
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including DG Cakes, Commonwealth Bee Company, and Euro Market.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.26 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.54 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.94 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.54 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.58 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for ARLINGTON, VA

ARLINGTON has 109,528 households, with an average household size of 2.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in ARLINGTON do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 235,764 people call ARLINGTON home. The population density is 9,068.75 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

235,764

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.1

Median Age

50.29 / 49.71%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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109,528

Total Households

2.12

Average Household Size

$77,535

Average individual Income

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60+ Minutes

Schools in ARLINGTON, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby ARLINGTON. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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