B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$229,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,011
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    116
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    16
    41
  • Robbery
    42
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    510
    525
  • Theft
    3,649
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    452
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,086
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Arlington Reviews

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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 WA is a great to raise a family or to spend your retirement years. Located just fifteen minutes north of Everett and forty-five minutes south of the Canadian border, Arlington is perfectly situated to take advantage of living in the northern Puget Sound area. Located just five minutes east of I-5 between exit 206 and 208 Arlington has many active farms and small dairies giving it a definite country charm, yet is close to shopping and restaurants. The downtown area encompasses about one square mile and has small town feel with plenty of modern updates and has more than twelve churches of various denominations. There two elementary, and one junior high and one high school to meet the educational needs of growing families with plenty of open spaces and parks for families to enjoy. Outdoor life is active with numerous trails trails to hike and places to fish and camp. It's a great to spend a while, or a lifetime.
A great little country town, one of the last left within relatively close distance to Seattle. Lots of farms, parks, riverfront, and hiking activities. There's berry picking, parades, great little restaurants and shops.