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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Arlington is a city in Texas with a population of 392,462. 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
392,462

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$997
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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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
    302.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    89.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    376.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,253.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    308.8
    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
    13%
  • 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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Overall it is a good place with amazing outdoors opportunities (Six Flags, various parks and recreational centers) and very good job market. Very affordable place also, especially real estate. Job opportunities are good also.
On a flip side, beware of poor public schools rating: the good ones are located in South Arlington, close to Mansfield and Pantego. North side has the worst rating.
Crime rate is a concern as well.
We will soon be moving either to South Arlington or outside this city.
Hopefully my review helps to make the right chose for those who read it.
Thanks!
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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.
There are good spots in Arlington and the not so great spots like in any other town. It is a very big city which gives you lots of options of things to do and many job opportunities. I’ve lived there all my life and I have only had a few incidents where I didn’t feel safe. To me even though it is a big city you can still easily run into people you know all over the city whether your eating, shopping, or just hanging out with friends. You feel connected to people that you might not know very well and most people are pretty welcoming!