Community Profile: Arlington, Virginia

Arlington is a suburban paradise that sits just outside one of the most important cities in the United States-- the capitol. Commute times to D.C. are quick and the you'll find everything from cozy townhouses, sprawling mansions, and comfortable suburban homes in Arlington. Livability rated Arlington as one of the best places to live in the nation and it's hard to disagree. Most residents are educated, the schools are great, and there are plenty of amenities nearby. It's also a very safe area, with many parks and plenty of open green spaces to raise a family. The resident turnover is high, mainly due to congressional workers who travel back and forth, but many choose to make Arlington a permanent home. It's a densely populated area but it's full of people who like diversity, are proud of their culture, and are proud to call Arlington home. Read on to learn more about what makes Arlington such a desirable area.


Arlington home styles

Arlington may be one of the most populous areas in the U.S.--but that doesn't keep the home styles from being trendy and diverse. You'll find all kinds of popular home styles in Arlington and something for every budget too! The majority of homes in this area are Colonials, brick box-style homes with symmetrical windows and a door in the center. You will also find a number of cozy Cape Cod and Bungalow-type homes. Craftsman homes are peppered in here and there, and you can find single level living in most ranch homes. Finally, there are a number of townhouse and high-rise apartments in town, too. Our agents can help you find the right home at the right price in Arlington and the surrounding areas.


Hot restaurants in Arlington

  • Ray's The Steaks: this minimalist space serves steaks, mashed potatoes, and creamed spinach served family style
  • Pupatella: this hot local pizza eatery is popular among professionals and students alike and features Neapolitan-style pizza.
  • Tupelo Honey Cafe: this Southern food spot is deliciously charming and cozy, serving Southern-style comfort food all day long.
  • Green Pig Bistro: serves French American dishes in a kitschy, modern spot

Things to do in Arlington

It's not hard to find plenty of recreational activities in Arlington, with its close proximity to Washington D.C. You could easily fill your days with museum visits, art galleries, entertainment and concerts, hiking and biking trails and so much more. The Arlington National Cemetary features rows of white graves from those who have served our country in times of war and each day you can view the changing of the guard in front of the tomb of the unknown soldier. It's a peaceful place and a sombering experience. You can also visit the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, the Pentagon Memorial, and the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy.


If you're looking for a suitable place to live near Washington D.C., Arlington offers everything that a family is searching for. The city ranks well nationally and is a great place to tour, with many local restaurants, shops, and businesses. It's easily walkable and offers easy access to downtown. If you're looking for a place in Arlington or want to sell your Arlington home, let our Lucido Agents guide you through the process. They are familiar with the area and can help you locate the house of your dreams.

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