Welcome to Arlington
Lively suburb with abundant natural resources
Walkable and urban, Arlington features a mix of traditional homes and loft spaces and a variety of retail, restaurants, and bars. Filled with energy and a revitalized commercial corridor, this area draws residents with its easy commute and proximity to the city.
Located across the river from Georgetown and connected to D.C. by two metro lines and several highways, this suburb is easy to navigate and offers wide and ample sidewalks and bike lanes. Arlington also has professional and entertainment opportunities, from the federal government and nonprofit offices to a nearby tech corridor.
A mixture of older homes and apartments dominate the housing market here, but a significant amount of new construction has added luxury apartment options just steps away from retail. From modern appliances to gyms and pools, the amenities in many new buildings provide all the luxuries and conveniences you could want.
What to Love
- A mix of traditional homes and loft spaces
- Filled with a variety of retail, restaurants, and bars
- Connected to D.C. by two metro lines and several highways
People & Lifestyle
Families and young professionals favor this area for its quiet seclusion and quick commute. Arlington residents can enjoy all of the city’s bustling amenities while also maintaining a measurable distance from the constant noise.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Dining options abound in Arlington. Local favorites include William Jeffrey’s Tavern, featuring speakeasy murals, creative American food, a long craft beer list, and a raw bar, and The Renegade, which offers a gourmet pub menu and live music showcase. At Pupatella, enjoy its famous Neapolitan-style pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven.
At Carlyle House Historic Park, a colonial house museum that offers guided tours, school programs, and wedding and event rentals, guests can find a mix of history and gourmet cuisine.
Things to Do
Residents here appreciate the availability of major national retail chains, but there are a number of independent and unique stores and restaurants that give Arlington its character.
Visitors are also drawn to Arlington National Cemetery, Gravelly Point Park, where locals gather for a close-up view of commercial aircraft in flight, and Pentagon Row, an upscale outdoor shopping center. At Long Bridge Park, guests can use a network of walkways while enjoying expansive views of capital monuments.
There are 24 elementary schools, six middle schools, and four high schools in Arlington. In 2007, Forbes magazine named D.C. and Arlington the top place in the nation to educate a child. A few of the city’s most notable schools include:
- Jamestown Elementary School, PK-5
- Arlington Science Focus School, PK-5
- Yorktown High School, 9-12