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  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
Arlington is a city in Virginia with a population of 231,803. 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
231,803

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$669,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,936
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    25%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    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
$117,374
National
$55,322
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Arlington Reviews

210 reviews
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Arlington is a good place if it was somewhere else, being close to DC is a good thing for some people but not great for others, I always thought it is safe here until I got a car and in the first 3 months I had a gun pointed to my head to leave my car and give them all my belongings and of course the individuals are coming from DC, Its EXPENSIVE Like California expensive here so you must make at least 70K to live comfortably, Metro is a huge plus if you don't have a car, Most people are friendly. Bottom line if you work a government job and take metro everyday its a great choice but if you are middle class who wants to buy a house and raise a family I wont suggest it, Some might disagree but trust me I have been everywhere around this area and I drive for Uber from time to time so yeah I know what this area is all about. Oh and gas is affordable here, One thing to note Virginia has a high car tax look into that if you are bringing a car.
I'm leaving the area next year for sure!
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Arlington is a very clean and open-minded town with educated individuals and businesses that are dedicated to producing less waste. Many stores and retail centers are modern and well-kept. It is a family friendly area with great public schools. However, traffic is prevalent and real estate prices are through the roof. But, living a healthy lifestyle is easy in Arlington with many healthy food options and amazing trails all over!
Arlington, Virginia is an excellent place to live. This city is touted by many as the best cities to live in throughout the whole country. The city is young, educated, diverse and offers you a rural or urban settings. It's a great place for young adults to start their careers due to the proximity to DC, but also the vibrant cities of McLean, Fairfax, and Alexandria. Year after year, Arlington is listed among the healthiest cities due to the countless exercise gymnasiums, parks/trails, and overall healthy mindset. There are many opportunities to engage in community-based activities--including recreation sports leagues and outdoor social outings. The bar scene is lively and expensive, like the real estate market. But generally, it has become a place for more educated demographics. While this is the case, there are surrounding areas that enable low-middle income demographics to live in close proximity, including areas like Annandale and Springfield. Arlington is the next big thing.