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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 19,154. 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
19,154

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$294,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,195
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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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
    190.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    77.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    608.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,438.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    366.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Arlington

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,097
National
$55,322
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it is a quiet town, with lots of coffee shops and walking trails. You can get out of your house and explore a bit. There are a lot of nice neighborhoods so it is pretty safe around Arlington to walk around. There is lots of parks and you are near the river so there is a lot of water actives to do. Also, it is between Seattle and Canada. So it is a great middle point so you aren't near the big-city crowds and noise but can still travel there easily and enjoy the surrounding area of Washington nightlife and culture. You are close to the outdoors so you can easily go hiking and camping and explore the outdoors. it also has an old town part of Arlington in the main city. So you can window shop and enjoy the old historical town. You can support your local mom and pop shops as well. The shops are cute and very diverse in what they offer. The town always decorates the town when there are holidays. Its very fun to see the lights, and all the decorations they put up. Arlington is a nice town.
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I love Arlington! This side of Washington has a great scenery, it is always so beautiful. There are a great things to do around here. Seattle is about an hour South and there are a lot of hikes to go on. However, there can be quite a few homeless people in this area that you want to stay away from.
I was born in Arlington but grew up around it in lake stevens and Marysville. As an adult, at the age of 23, I bought a house 15minuets from the hospital I was born in. I love it out here, it's like living out in the country but the city is right around the corner. I love my neighbors, everyone is nice and would help me out with tasks or chores if needed. I do, however, experience more bigotry in town than id like to see from my fellow arlingtonians. I Also see old local businesses starting to fade away as more development from franchise companies comes into town. I would like to see the historic Olympic theater get some love and attention before it gets demolished.