Welcome to ARLINGTON
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. lies Arlington County, Virginia, a metropolitan hub with many distinct neighborhoods.
In Arlington, you’ll find contrasting atmospheres within just blocks of each other: some areas of Arlington feel like a bustling and vibrant major city; others have surprisingly quiet suburban charm.
Arlington is great for families, young professionals, retirees, and single homeowners. As you’ll see, there’s something for everyone in Arlington, whether they’re looking for a suburban sanctuary or a home base with easy access to amenities and vibrant nightlife.
Location & Travel
Arlington is convenient to Washington, D.C., with Georgetown
right across the Potomac. Arlington also neighbors Alexandria and the upscale D.C. suburb McLean
Popular commuter routes Interstate 66, Interstate 395, and George Washington Memorial Parkway all pass through Arlington. The county is well-connected by the Washington Metro system, with 11 stations on the orange, silver, blue and yellow lines. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is easily accessible via car or public transit here.
Getting around Arlington is easy, and in many parts of the county, driving is optional for day-to-day living. With its 14.5 miles of walking trails, nearly 49 miles of paved trails, and 527 miles of sidewalks, Arlington has won nationwide walkability distinctions
achieved through smart city planning.
The top-rated Arlington Public Schools
system serves the children of this county’s many neighborhoods, comprising 30 schools in total (22 of which are elementary schools).
Amenities, Nightlife, & Things to Do
The sheer variety of things to do — from outdoor pastimes to lively nightlife — distinguishes Arlington from nearby D.C. suburbs.
Arlington is full of community parks featuring tennis courts, playgrounds, athletic fields, and more. Watching planes land at Reagan National Airport from Arlington’s many local picnic spots is a popular pastime.
The Washington & Old Dominion Trail
has several access points in Arlington; it’s a 45-mile paved multi-use trail that runs through the scenic Virginia countryside. The Mt. Vernon Trail
is an 18-mile paved trail that runs along the Potomac River, offering an uninterrupted view of D.C.’s skyline and connecting to several other trails and parks, including Rock Creek and Four Mile Run.
Nightlife in Arlington is just as vibrant as it is in D.C.; bars and restaurants abound here. The venerable Rocklands Barbeque
has been serving up a wood-smoked fare in Arlington since 1990, and Ser serves excellent Spanish cuisine. The Board Room
offers craft beers, food, and dozens of tabletop games for guests to rent. You can catch live music at The Renegade
on the weekends. These are just a few examples — you’ll never run out of things to do in Arlington.
Arlington has several popular shopping hubs. The Crossing Clarendon
is an outdoor shopping center with dozens of shops, including Apple, Sephora, Barnes & Noble, Crate & Barrel, and Whole Foods Market. Ballston Quarter
has an innovative array of shops, events, live experiences, and fitness establishments.
Vital Stats & Local Economy
The median household income in Arlington is $122,604 according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and the cost of living in Arlington is fairly high.
Many companies, federal agencies, and prominent organizations center their operations in Arlington. Especially well-known Arlington headquarters include Boeing Defense, Space, & Security; The Pentagon; Amazon’s “HQ2,”
; Rosetta Stone; and Nestlé USA.
Homes in Arlington
As you’d expect from a place with such a bustling city atmosphere, there are many condos to be found in Arlington high rises — but there are also many single-family homes tucked away in peaceful neighborhoods of the county.
Brick-front colonials, modern high-rise pied-à-terres, and more: Arlington has options to suit every taste and need, including a variety of new construction homes
Especially sought-after neighborhoods in Arlington include Lyon Village, Lyon Park, Clarendon, Crystal City (site of Amazon’s new second headquarters), Courthouse, Pentagon City, Shirlington, and more.
Looking To Buy or Sell a Home in Arlington, Virginia?
The housing market is highly competitive across the greater Washington, D.C., region — and Arlington is an especially in-demand place to live.
If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in Arlington — or anywhere in the greater Washington, D.C., region — seek the advice of Nadia Khan. As a leading authority in the local residential real estate market, Nadia will provide you with expert market analysis, unparalleled service, and a seamless transition.
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