Arlington Ridge

Charming, peaceful hillside neighborhood with fantastic city views

Welcome to Arlington Ridge

Charming, peaceful hillside neighborhood with fantastic city views
Arlington Ridge is a quiet, residential enclave nestled in the hillsides of southern Arlington. This community’s elevated location along the hills that run from Rosslyn to Four Mile Run offers fabulous views of Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas. 
This community, like many in the capital region, had a vast boom during the early to mid-20th century as the postwar government needed more housing for the employees flocking to the area. Many of the homes in Arlington Ridge were built from the 1920s to the 1950s and gave the neighborhood a historic, charming feel.
Arlington Ridge is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the greater DC area for a good reason. It boasts excellent local schools, great spots for recreation, and a truly idyllic atmosphere. 

What to Love

  • Peaceful, exclusive vibe
  • Extremely walkable residential areas
  • Plentiful local parks and athletic fields
  • Ideally located in the Metropolitan DC Area

Local Lifestyle

The homes in Arlington Ridge are a blend of new builds and historic homes, giving the neighborhood a unique feel. The wide, winding streets of this residential area are shaded with lots of mature, canopy trees. The Arlington Ridge Civic Association works with residents to ensure the neighborhood maintains a strong sense of community. 
Pentagon City and National Landing are both located just a short drive from Arlington Ridge, giving residents easy access to these vibrant shopping and dining corridors. Nearby Metro stations in Crystal City and Pentagon City make it easy for Arlington Ridge residents to access DC and the surrounding areas for work and recreation alike. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Sparrow Room near Pentagon City serves Chinese small plates and mains like cabbage spring rolls and black bean clams. This vibrant eatery has an impressive menu of cocktails and mocktails to pair perfectly with the Asian flavors of its dishes. And each Wednesday, the restaurant holds a mahjong class in the dining room.
Brewpub Nighthawk Brewery and Pizza specializes in Midwestern-style tavern pies and deep-dish Detroit pizzas. This laidback Arlington-area eatery has an extensive list of beers, all of which are brewed on-site. 
Located in Crystal City, McNamara’s Pub and Restaurant serves innovative Irish tavern fare in a bright, vibrant dining space. With mains like Irish nachos and sausage rolls, McNamara’s is a great spot for a meal after work or for watching a game on one of its many screens. 
Beauty, Champagne, & Sugar Boutique, located in National Landing, is a unique blend of a wine bar, bistro, bottle shop, and boutique. The shop portion of this establishment features handmade, artisan goods by local female entrepreneurs. Patrons can participate in wine tastings and purchase bottles of their favorite blends. During the warmer months, visitors can take a seat on the gorgeous patio for small plates, light meals, dessert, and wine. 

Things to Do

With over 20 acres of cultivated and natural land, Virginia Highlands Park is an expansive park in the Arlington Ridge area. This park has plenty of fields and courts for baseball, softball, basketball, tennis, soccer, volleyball, and lacrosse. And families will love the spray ground and large, engaging children’s play structure. 
Fort Scott Park features several athletic fields and courts with facilities for baseball, softball, basketball, and tennis. The park also has tennis practice walls available for residents to hone their game. There is a nature trail, a paved walking trail, picnic areas, and a playground in Fort Scott Park. 
The Army Navy Country Club is just outside Arlington Ridge. This prestigious private club has a championship-level golf course, fantastic tennis courts, an expansive aquatic center, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. Members can participate in several social events organized by the club throughout the year. 
The Birchmere, located in nearby Alexandria, is one of the region’s premiere concert halls. This historic theater hosts some of the biggest acts in country, folk, and rock music. 


The Arlington Public Schools system serves the community of Arlington Ridge. The Arlington Public School system has both choice and option schools, operated via lottery systems, to allow families flexibility in choosing a school. Excellent schools of note in the area include:


Overview for Arlington Ridge, VA

6,599 people live in Arlington Ridge, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $90,402. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Arlington Ridge, VA

Arlington Ridge has 3,474 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Arlington Ridge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,599 people call Arlington Ridge home. The population density is 18,661.321 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.63 / 50.37%

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Schools in Arlington Ridge, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Arlington Ridge. 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.
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Oakridge Elementary
PreK - 5th

Around Arlington Ridge, VA

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including St Charles Early Childhood Education Center, We Rep Fitness, and Up Dog Yoga Community.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 2.87 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.82 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.58 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.55 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.43 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.59 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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