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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Arlington is a suburb of Seattle with a population of 18,884. Arlington is in Snohomish County. Living in Arlington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Arlington there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Arlington and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Arlington are above average.
About Arlington...
Population
18,884

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$268,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,173
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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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
    222.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    72.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    606.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,797.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    554.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    44%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Arlington

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,790
National
$55,322
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I went to school at Arlington High School and it was a great experience. The staff was there when I needed them. The career center did a great job with connecting me to scholarships and summer jobs/programs that I qualified for. They really wanted me to succeed and further my education.

The neighborhood I live in is Smokey Point, an area that was once with only a few thousand people. Today, with remodeling homes, buildings, and creating jobs, this city's population has increased dramatically and yes, we have a lot of traffic like any other busy city!

Overall, everything is close by if living in the Smokey Point area. Costco, Walmart, local parks, TwinLakes presents all in one living in an area that is peaceful and accommodates simple needs. I recommend to anyone seeking a placid atmosphere, yet busy enough to present all the needs possible.
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Arlington has an amazing small town charm with the lots of opportunity and friendly people. As you walk downtown you feel as if you've stepped into a hallmark movie or sorts, smiling faces and a wide variety of things to do will welcome you. Just a short 5 minute drive off of the main road, will take you to our local airport, which is full of rick WWII history and is a current boom or general aviation. Drive to the east and you'll be taken by the vast mountain views of the north cascade mountains. Arlington is a great town with families that have lived here for generations, and i know that if you get the chance to visit, you'll want to stay as well.
Arlington is a great community when involving community and education aspects. Due to the continued growth of the community as a whole, there has been an increasing amount of traffic and inconvenient travel. Although there is only a limited amount of diversity, Arlington doesn't discriminate against different individuals or specific groups of people or organizations. The education is above par and the Arlington School District is determined to keep their students safe and give all students the best opportunities to be successful in their futures.