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Arlington

It is a vibrant and lively community in Washington, D.C.

Welcome to Arlington

A storied American city perfectly balancing urban and active lifestyles

 
Arlington, Virginia, is a vibrant and lively community in the dense Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. It is a charming neighborhood with a rich history and many attractions. It is a popular destination for individuals who appreciate the area's culture, amenities, and comfortable lifestyle.
 
Arlington was founded in 1801 and was later annexed by the District of Columbia, becoming a part of the nation’s capital. During the Civil War, the area was occupied by Union forces and played an essential role in the Union victory. Since then, Arlington has gone through tremendous growth and is now recognized as one of the country's most affluent and desirable neighborhoods.
 
Arlington is a charming neighborhood with a rich history and many amenities. With its proximity to Washington, D.C., excellent schools, and high-end luxuries, Arlington is one of America’s most-loved places to live. Whether you’re looking for a local feel, a bustling urban life, or something in between, Arlington has it all.
 

What to Love

  • Historic American neighborhood
  • Tree-lined streets and walkable downtown
  • Charming restaurants and bars 
  • An easy commute to Washington, D.C

Local Lifestyle - Living in Arlington, VA

Sophisticated professionals love Arlington for its convenient access to all of the amenities of the DC metropolitan area, its vibrant culture, and its beautiful historical parks. The area also offers a comfortable lifestyle, with plenty of recreation, entertainment, and educational opportunities. With its rich history and vibrant lifestyle, Arlington is an excellent destination for families, businesspeople, and retirees who want to experience everything the city offers.
 
Many of Arlington, VA's homes for sale can comprise single-family homes and townhouses, and can be located close to metro stations for convenient access to the city. The neighborhoods vary in size and style, and Arlington, VA's real estate options can range from small bungalows to large estates. Most of Arlington’s communities are walkable and bikeable, with plenty of shops and restaurants.
 
Arlington, VA also has a thriving arts and culture scene with several museums and galleries, as well as numerous outdoor activities, including biking and running trails, kayaking, fishing, and boating in the Potomac River and its tributaries. Many of Arlington, VA's homes can be located close to parks and green spaces, such as the Washington, Old Dominion Trail, and Four Mile Run Park.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Arlington

It won’t be long before you discover how much residents of Arlington value Sunday Brunch. If you find yourself in the same position, you will likely spend some time at Cafe Colline in North Arlington, a popular and relaxing experience provided by acclaimed chef Brendan L’Etoile.
 
Screwtop Wine Bar is a cozy spot for wine tastings, cheese flights, and craft beer. Hang out year-round on comfy sofas in an intimate second-floor wine bar at Northside Social Coffee & Wine. This vibrant hotspot is located in north Arlington.
 
Are you looking for a stylish and understated dining locale? Yume Sushi on the north side features bold Japanese cuisine from an authentic family of sushi chefs. The Salt Line offers the area's best seafood and oyster bar, and if you head to the south of town, you will be welcomed by the homestyle cooking of Ruthie's All-Day, home to the neighborhood’s famous feel-good menu. After dinner, catch the latest blockbuster at Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse.
 

Things to Do in Arlington, VA

Arlington is also home to several live music venues, art galleries, and museums. The Ballston Quarter entertainment complex features upscale restaurants, luxury movie theaters, and boutique shopping. Arlington is also home to exclusive events. The Rosslyn Jazz Fest is hosted yearly in Gateway Park, a three-acre park overlooking Washington, D.C.
 
Finding fresh food and ingredients is as simple as walking out your front door. Arlington’s Columbia Pike Farmers Market is the area’s premier location for the highest quality products. This year you will be lucky to enjoy the 26th annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival and the Arlington Festival of Arts. If you’re searching for memorable family time, you will want to consider the Arlington County Fair.
 

Schools

Arlington is home to world-renowned academic institutions. The area’s most notable institutions include:
 

Overview for Arlington, VA

235,764 people live in Arlington, where the median age is 35.1 and the average individual income is $77,535. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

235,764

Total Population

35.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$77,535

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Arlington, VA

Arlington has 109,528 households, with an average household size of 2.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Arlington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 235,764 people call Arlington home. The population density is 9,068.75 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

235,764

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.1

Median Age

50.29 / 49.71%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
109,528

Total Households

2.12

Average Household Size

$77,535

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Arlington, VA

There's plenty to do around Arlington, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

81
Very Walkable
Walking Score
95
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
72
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Navy Mess & Ward Room, Palm Berries, and Bold Fork Books.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.72 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.92 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.85 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.47 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.64 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.58 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Arlington, VA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Arlington. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ashlawn Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Cardinal Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
McKinley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Tuckahoe Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
St Ann Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Carlin Springs Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Jamestown Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Arlington Traditional
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Chesterbrook Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Randolph Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Long Branch Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Oakridge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Innovation Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Barcroft Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Chesterbrook Montessori School-Arlington Forest
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Metta Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Full Circle Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Abingdon Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Alice West Fleet Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Washington Liberty High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Hoffman-Boston Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Montessori Public School Of Arlington
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Arlington Montessori House
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Full Circle Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Francis Scott Key Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Our Savior Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Full Circle Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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