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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 226,092. 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
226,092

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$623,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,861
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$108,706
National
$55,322
Children
15%
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%

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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.!
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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.
I love Arlington! There is a lot to do in the area, rents are comparable to other places in the DC metro area, but you can stumble upon some good deals. I live within walking distance to a Walgreens, grocery store, and CVS (as well as some tasty eateries), and that's pretty normal for northern Arlington.