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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Arlington is a city in Texas with a population of 388,225. Arlington is in Tarrant County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. 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 and young professionals live in Arlington and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Arlington are above average.
About Arlington...
Population
388,225

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$939
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Arlington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    303.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    63.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    145
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    453.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,402.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    342.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

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Arlington is very good sized city, urban in feel yet not cluttered like a downtown area. There are lots of shops, restaurants, amenities, attractions, and distractions available! All with a range of prices and feelings. A mid-sized town, Arlington will feel big enough to not get boring going between uptown and the stadiums, but not so large that it is a slog to drive through. Capability of the drivers might cause some head-ache, but no more than downtown drivers. Speaking of Downtown, no more than 20 minutes to drive to Downtown Dallas, the next nearest major town, and 12 minutes from DFW airport, one of two nearby international airports. Summed up Arlington is the city of convenience.
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Arlington is a very diverse city will many kind people. It has a lot of opportunities for its people and is also a city to do many things. It is a town for everyone, kids, teenagers, adults, and seniors. We have a wonderful college located near downtown which is UTA. Arlington treats their people with great respect and listens to them when we give back feedback. I would not change anything about Arlington! All of the years I have lived here it has been a great experience and I continue to make many more memories here.
It's amazing. I love it. I've grown up here, and I couldn't imagine anything else. With ten high schools, thirteen junior highs, and fifty two elementary schools, saying Arlington is large is an understatement. I wouldn't trade living here for the world, though. Arlington is home to the Dallas Cowboys as well as the Texas Rangers. Living in Arlington is a strong mix between urban and suburban feel, depending on what area of Arlington you live in. For example, north Arlington is very urban, whereas south and west Arlington is more suburban. Come to Arlington and find out what your missing!