Arlington is a true American success story, teaching other older suburbs how to reimagine themselves as walkable and livable urban spaces.
Welcome to Arlington
Arlington is a true American success story, teaching other older suburbs how to reimagine themselves as walkable and livable urban spaces. Today Arlington has a youthful vigor and an exciting mix of families and singles, traditional homes and loft spaces atop retail, and new restaurants and bars that even residents of the District will cross the river for.
WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
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Arlington was actually a part of DC until 1846, when it was given back to the state of Virginia. Named after General Robert E. Lee’s home that would become our national cemetery during the Civil War, the community of Arlington was later built along the trolley line from Washington. It fell into decline after the streetcar was removed, but this commercial corridor was revitalized by strategic development around the Metro, and has become a trailblazing model of how to transform older suburbs into pedestrian-friendly, vital places that attract the best and the brightest.
Arlington’s energy comes in part from its constant influx of new arrivals.
There’s a large contingent of Arlingtonians who have lived in the area since long before the massive development of the Metro corridor, and who appreciate the new dining and shopping options and the rise in property values.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Arlington is just across the river from Georgetown and connected to D.C. by two metro lines and several highways.
Most neighborhoods are easy to navigate and are extremely pedestrian, bike and dog friendly, with wide and ample sidewalks and bike lanes connecting them.
Arlington has professional and entertainment opportunities, from federal government and non-profit offices to a nearby tech corridor, as well as major retail and restaurant developments.
WHAT NOT TO EXPECT:
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH:
DC is just over the river and always accessible, but you’ll often find yourself visiting your local haunts close to home, where meeting new people is extremely easy.
With a wide variety of houses and apartment buildings and several different neighborhoods to choose from, Arlington has the place to suite any taste.