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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Arlington is a city in Virginia with a population of 229,534. Arlington is in Arlington County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Arlington offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Arlington there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Arlington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Arlington are highly rated.
About Arlington...
Population
229,534

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$643,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,895
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Arlington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    26%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Arlington

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$112,138
National
$55,322
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Arlington Reviews

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Very expensive area to live in... but for a good reason. Great public schools, DC right in your backyard, good public transportation. Always something to do in the area! Also rated the most fit city in the US. Reason for not 5 stars - high cost of living, traffic hour gets VERY busy, north Arlington isn't very diverse
Overall very cool place to live, you also get many cool experiences (I've met quite a few pro sports players from DC teams from a casual run in)
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Arlington is a mixing bowl of job opportunities, people, and fun! There is incredible cuisine from many countries, authentic and delicious! Downtown has many options such as Ballston, Clarendon, Court House, Rosslyn, and more for exquisite restaurants, shopping, and night life. There are lots of trees despite the urban atmosphere. The school system is top in the state. The communities are diverse and offer a short commute into Washington, D.C.!
Arlington, VA is mere minutes away from the nation's capital, Washington, DC. It's a safe neighborhood that offers as many small town comforts with the liveliness and culture of the big city. Arlington, VA boasts some of the most exciting night-life. Properties are beautiful, with the only downside being that homes can be pricey! However, it's well worth the extra expense.