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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Arlington is a suburb of Boston with a population of 44,408. Arlington is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Arlington offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Arlington there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Arlington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Arlington are highly rated.
About Arlington...
Population
44,408

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$546,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,463
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Arlington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    53
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    176
    500
  • Theft
    356
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$98,103
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Arlington Reviews

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The extra curricular programs , at Arlington High School, led by its' outstanding Athletic Department, are second to none! Great coaching staffs, at all levels!

Hard working teachers.

Anxiously awaiting a 21st Century High School.

Outstanding Youth Athletic Programs for all ages.

Quality Recreation Department.

Superb Public Works Department. Just take a look at the last 3 Nor'easters and how efficiently the streets were maintained.

With high taxes you receive great Public Services.
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Arlington is a quaint town outside of Boston that has evolved gradually over a few decades as a diverse, community-oriented atmosphere. It houses a vast array of persons, ranging from young families to the elderly, cultures across the globe (reflected in authentic cuisine along its main roads), and backgrounds of all sorts. You will find hard-working citizens, many family-run businesses, delightful local art on public display, etc. Its proximity to the city of Boston, promotes the opportunity to experience a multifaceted lifestyle (numerous colleges, museums, libraries, concert halls/theatres, restaurants, quirky stores, free events, etc). The community is safe, where you will find parks everywhere you turn and people walking around, including four-legged friends! The school system is exceptional, although adheres to Common Core standards (although, options for privatized education is within reach).
Arlington is a wonderful Boston suberb. It is incredibly family friendly, dog friendly, and somewhat affordable for renters. Right by the minuteman bike trail and middlesex fells reservations, it's very easy to be active. Most everything you need is within walking distance. There aren't many decent paying jobs within Arlington but commute wise, it's possible to live in Arlington and not drive more than 30 minutes.