Home to around 216,700 residents, Arlington is a world-class community and popular tourist destination in close proximity to the heart of our nation’s capital. Geographically, it is the smallest self-governing county in the United States, comprised of less than 26 square miles. Arlington is a great place to buy a home as it is known to have stable neighborhoods, excellent schools and has received the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest award for Smart Growth.
Arlington, Virginia is home to 11 of the 86 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Metrorail system stations. This means travel is easy for residents of Arlington. This urban county across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. is also home to around 216,700 residents. Arlington was the 12th most densely populated district in the U.S. in 2010 and it continues to grow in popularity.
Buy a home in Arlington and enjoy its many amenities. In addition to being home to the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington also has 150 public parks, 14 community centers and 86 miles of jogging and biking trails to be enjoyed. There are 8 libraries serving Arlington residents, 7 live-stage theaters to entertain them, and 652 restaurants to feed them.
Students in Arlington are served by 22 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 4 high schools and 4 educational facilities of other types. In 2013 Arlington County Public Schools had 23,316 students enrolled. Arlington is comprised of numerous wonderful residential neighborhoods with great real estate options. A few of the most popular neighborhoods in Arlington include: Ballston, Cherrydale, Clarendon, Columbia Pike, Crystal City, Nauck, Rosslyn, Shirlington and Virginia Square. With its rich history, wonderful options for shopping, dining and entertainment, in addition to the great real estate options it affords, prospective homebuyers would be remiss not to consider relocating to Arlington.
If you would like to buy a home in Arlington, Virginia or you have questions regarding other real estate options in the Washington metro area, please feel free to contact us today for more information.
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