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%

Arlington Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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%
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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.
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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 small and personable region outside of Washington D.C. The wide streets and sidewalks allow for safe passage to various shopping markets and restaurant’s in the region. There is a lot of accessibility to meet the needs of all individuals in this livable community. The shops can get busy on the weekends, however the ample parking lot space is also a plus. Metro access for summer concerts, movies and yoga in the parks allows everyone to enjoy a break and come together. As such, whether walking, biking, or driving you can get access to a peaceful and opulent region.