Arlington

Vibrant, chic metropolis in the backyard of the nation’s capital

Welcome to Arlington

 
Vibrant, chic metropolis in the backyard of the nation’s capital 
 
 
Nestled along the southwestern bank of the Potomac, the metropolitan enclave of Arlington combines the best of city and suburban living. With its walkable residential areas and fantastic amenities, it’s no surprise Arlington was ranked second on the Best Cities to Live in America by Niche.
 
Once part of the nation’s capital, Arlington formally became part of Virginia in the middle of the 19th century. This charming Northern Virginia community is home to some of the most important historical and significant sites in the nation, like Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. 
 
This community is one of the most sought-after spots to live in the DC Metropolitan Area for a good reason. It has an ideal location, excellent local schools, and an endless list of amenities and recreation spots. Spanning nearly 26 square miles of land along the Potomac, Arlington has something for everyone. Award-winning restaurants, live music venues, art galleries, and expansive natural preserves fill this idyllic metropolitan village.
 

What to Love

 
  • A bustling, vibrant urban center
  • Plenty of upscale shopping and dining districts
  • Extremely walkable residential and recreation areas
  • Excellent local public and private schools
  • Ideally located just outside Washington, D.C. 
 

Local Lifestyle

 
Located just across the Potomac, Arlington is just a short drive away from Washington, D.C., and the greater metropolitan area. Spots like the National Mall, Georgetown, and Tyson’s Corner are easy to commute to for work and recreation via several bridges and Metro lines. 
 
Houses in Arlington range from historical estates to single-family suburban homes to high-rise condominiums overlooking busy downtown streets. There is truly something for everyone in this metropolitan oasis. Residents will find plentiful spots nearby each neighborhood for shopping, dining, and relaxing. 
 
Arlington has endless opportunities to explore the natural beauty of Virginia that lies just outside this bustling urban village. The Mount Vernon Trail, which runs along the Potomac River, is a great spot for hiking and biking. Arlington has an excellent local park and recreation system, boasting several children’s play areas, spray grounds, and summer camp programs. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
Italian eatery Sfoglina Rosslyn serves classic and regional favorites in a refined dining space dotted with warm lighting and wood walls. The carefully curated menu features a build-your-own mozzarella bar, handmade pasta, and freshly prepared bread. Sfoglina’s dessert menu is legendary, with delectable bites like vanilla bean panna cotta and tiramisu giving the perfect finishing touch to an Italian meal. 
 
Bangkok 54 Restaurant is an authentic Thai spot with a bright, vibrant atmosphere. This family-owned and operated eatery serves favorites like panang curry and crispy fried rockfish. Bangkok 54 also has an extensive menu featuring sushi rolls, nigiri, and sashimi.
 
At Hot Lolas, Chef Kevin Tien has curated an innovative menu of Sichuan and Nashville flavors as the inspiration for its chicken sandwiches, wings, and tenders. The fun, lively eatery is a local favorite for its amazing flavors and delectable dishes. 
 
New American restaurant Carlyle has an extensive menu of starters and mains with inventive takes on favorites like fresh oysters on the half shell with a blood orange mignonette and a drunken ribeye with roasted cremini mushrooms. Carlyle has an impressive bar menu with craft cocktails, fine wines, and beers on tap. 
 

Things to Do

 
Arlington has a thriving art scene supported by Arlington Arts and the office of Arlington Cultural Affairs. This community organization supports artists with studio space and outreach programs. Arlington is home to over 70 public art exhibits, including statues, metalworks, murals, stained glass, and large installation pieces. 
 
Each summer, the Lubber Run Amphitheater hosts a concert series with performances from big bands to blues to orchestral music. This amphitheater, located in the heart of Arlington, also hosts community theater and special children’s events throughout the year. 
 
At Potomac Overlook Regional Park, there are over 67 acres of natural and cultivated Virginia woodlands to be explored. This park boasts miles of hiking trails, an organic garden, and an education center. There are also programs and camps for residents held at the park throughout the year. 
 
Immersive Gaming is an interactive social gaming complex perfect for adults and children alike. This state-of-the-art facility offers a variety of games that use motion tracking and projection mapping to create hyper-realistic virtual experiences. 
 

Schools

 
The Arlington Public Schools system serves the community of Arlington. Excellent schools of note in the area include:
 

 


Overview for Arlington, VA

236,434 people live in Arlington, where the median age is 35.5 and the average individual income is $73,077.99. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

236,434

Total Population

35.5 years

Median Age

High

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

$73,077.99

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Arlington, VA

Arlington has 108,604 households, with an average household size of 2. 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. 236,434 people call Arlington home. The population density is 10,508.65 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

236,434

Total Population

High

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

35.5

Median Age

50.08 / 49.92%

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
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
108,604

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$73,077.99

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

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

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, Burger Bomb, and ransqueen boutique.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.72 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.98 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.74 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.56 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.26 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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