Arlington Virginia is a sought after community in Northern Virginia. It sits adjacent to Washington D.C. just across the Potomac River. Home to the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery and the Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington is one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America thanks to amenities like a growing economy, strong educational system and robust arts scene. The Potomac River is a visible attraction within the city, and residents have convenient access to George Mason University and Marymount University. Arlington enjoys wide access to the Metro system, s home to Reagan National Airport and is the only county entirely inside the Washington beltway.
Arlington county schools are routinely rated in the Top 100 of the US, and number 1 in Virginia. Get more information at www.apsva.us
Arlington is also recognized for its robust community infrastructure including numerous parks, recreation facilities, community centers, and support for the arts. parks.arlingtonva.us
Arlington is known for its commuter friendly infrastructure including biking and walking trails, bike lanes throughout the county, and intermodal commuting to include robust bus and metro services. transportation.arlingtonva.us
Arlington was rated as the best place to live in the US in a 2016 Niche survey that considered things such as schools, infrastructure, nightlife, health and fitness among others. You can read the article here.
Arlington is informally divided into neighborhoods which have evolved over time based on development, civic associations, etc. You won’t see many of them “marked”, and you’ll easily transition from one to another without even knowing it, but several of the historical neighborhoods have a distinct vibe and charm that many homeowners seek out.
|Arlington Ridge||Bellevue Forest||Bluemont||Bonair|
|Cherrydale||Country Club Hills||Crescent Hills||Dominion Hills|
|Donaldson Run||East Falls Church||Forest Hills||Garden City|
|High View Park / Halls Hill||Lacey Forest||Lee Heights||Lyon Park|
|Madison Manor||Maywood||Old Glebe||Over Lee Knolls|
Arlington is home to a myriad of employers, and it’s close proximity to Washington D.C., Tyson’s Corner, and Reston make it a great location for almost any of the major employers in the region. Many companies base their headquarters in Northern Virginia, as well. Mars candies, Northrop Grumman, Capital One, Rosetta Stone, USA Today, and PBS all call Northern Virginia their main office. Arlington welcomes Amazon HQ2 this year, as well. Of course with the Pentagon located in Arlington, many of the major defense contractors are based in Northern Virginia to include Booz Allen, General Dynamics, Leidos, SAIC, CSRA, and Accenture. Other major employers include Nestle, KPMG, PWC, IBM, Boeing, and the US government.