A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$607,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,827
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    NG
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      273
    • Murder
      6
    • Rape
      41
    • Robbery
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      525
    • Theft
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $105,763
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    15%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      38%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      34%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      12%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      8%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      7%
      13%

    Arlington Reviews

    55 reviews
    All Categories
    I love Arlington, VA because of the great community, education systems, and location. Arlington is one of the most friendly, safe, and positive environments where someone can live. There are plenty of things to do with your peers given that you are in close proximity with Clarendon, Ballston mall, Tyson's Corner, and Washington DC. The education system is also superb. Having 3 of the top highschools in the country (Thomas Jefferson Highschool, Washington Lee Highschool, Yorktown Highschool), and having the top community college (Northern Virginia Community college) in close reach, the educational opportunities are endless. I would highly recommend living here.
    Review Arlington
    Lifelong Arlingtonian here, glad I bought a house here 30 years ago! I call it the People's Republic of Arlington because it's become so liberal with strong socialist tendencies.
    I can't wait to retire, sell the home, and move somewhere where the cost of living and the taxes are less.
    Gave it 1 one star for diversity because there is almost no diversity of thought, about 76% voted for HRC.
    Arlington is a very beautiful area! So many national monuments near by to visit and admire. Lots of trails for exercising and health food stores for people who love to live that healthy lifestyle. Only down side would be the traffic, but it's not anything someone can't handle.