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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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
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 suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Arlington there are a lot of 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
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
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    64
    41
  • Robbery
    145
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    453
    500
  • Theft
    2,402
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    342
    284
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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%

Working in Arlington

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,562
National
$55,322
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Arlington Reviews

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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!
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Arlington is often considered the hyphen in the "Dallas-Fort Worth" area. Being next to two popular and prominent cities in Texas has given Arlington much economic success. That being said, Arlington still manages to have its own personality, its own feel. There are many great public and private schools for children to attend, and along with this, many great suburban neighborhoods for families to live in. As for sports, Arlington houses the stadiums for both the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. Arlington also contains the University of Texas at Arlington, a great place to get a higher education for those who don't want to go too far from home!
Arlington is a wonderful city in Texas. This city has many kind people who are very friendly, even if you just greet them with a simple "hello". I enjoy the countless boba places that are littered across Arlington. If you were to go exploring around Arlington, you would notice there are many different chain restaurants, shopping centers, gas stations all grouped together. This gives you more choices without having to travel much, which is what I love about Arlington! I really enjoy living in Arlington, Texas and would recommend others to join the community.