Arlington

Combines the best of city life and the suburbs.

Welcome to Arlington

Located just 4.6 miles from Washington, D.C., Arlington, VA, combines the best of city life and the suburbs. Its many neighborhoods include Rosslyn, Pentagon City, Shirlington, and Lyon Village. Residents can choose to live in the middle of everything or opt to reside in a more rustic location. Arlington's most famous assets are the Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon, but the area also offers a fantastic blend of green space, business, culture, homes, dining, and so much more.
 
 

Things to Do

Many people flock to the area for the multitude of attractions that are in the area. During the day, a trip to the Arlington National Cemetery is a must; be sure to visit the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Popular memorials include the United States Air Force Memorial and the Pentagon Memorial, which has benches in honor of the victims who died on Flight 77 on September 11, 2001. Pentagon tours are available but must be booked at least 14 days in advance.

If shopping is more your thing, the Pentagon City Mall offers a wonderful array of stores, although its focus skews upscale. Crystal City Shops offers an underground experience and a nice list of options for lunch and dinner. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, you'll want to visit Gravelly Point or Fort Ethan Allen.

 


Housing in Arlington

Homes for sale in Arlington are a big draw for people who commute to Washington, D.C., but many folks also work in the area. Rosslyn offers upscale condo living right across the Potomac from D.C., while neighborhoods, such as Shirlington, provide a mix of single-family homes, condos, and apartments. East Falls Church is one Arlington neighborhood that provides more of a suburban feel, but is still very convenient to the Metro and other public transportation options. Arlington real estate options are terrifically diverse, with homes available in many price ranges.
 
 

Transportation and Travel in Arlington

When you buy a home in an Arlington neighborhood, the efficient public transportation system makes it easy to quickly get into D.C. without a car. If you do drive, Interstate 395 crosses into Arlington neighborhoods, such as Shirlington and Pentagon City, while other main routes cut through Virginia Square and Ashton Heights. Waiting across the Potomac in D.C. is the Lincoln Memorial and the rest of the Mall, while George Mason University is in nearby Fairfax, Virginia. You can live in Arlington and enjoy the benefits of a somewhat slower pace of life, while taking advantage of the city's convenient location near the nation's capital.

 

 

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

Around Arlington, VA

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

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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 DG Cakes, The Burn Factory, and TrainerDC.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 3.26 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.78 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.63 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.87 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.72 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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

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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
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
109,528

Total Households

2.12

Average Household Size

$77,535

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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

Schools in Arlington, VA

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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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