Arlington 77 Exceptional
Arlington Livability #341 ranked city in Texas#5,529 ranked city in the USARanks better than 81% of areas
A+ Arlington Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Arlington Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Texas
964% less expensive than the US average
928% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Arlington cost of living
F Arlington Crime Total crime is 15% higher than Texas
Total crime
3,08231% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3331% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Arlington crime
D+ Arlington Employment Household income is 2% lower than Texas
Median household income
$53,5743% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,95713% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%4% lower than the US average
Arlington employment
A Arlington Housing Home value is 3% lower than Texas
Median home value
$137,90025% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8966% lower than the US average
Home ownership
55%13% lower than the US average
Arlington real estate or Arlington rentals
D Arlington Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
81%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
45%6% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Arlington K-12 schools
A- Arlington User Ratings There are a total of 26 ratings in Arlington
Overall user rating
77% 26 total ratings
User reviews rating
86% 5 total reviews
User surveys rating
72% 21 total surveys
all Arlington poll results

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      Living in Arlington, TX

      Arlington, Texas is a big city with a population of 383,899 people. In Arlington, there are 4,007 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Arlington identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 22% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all Arlington residents is 33, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Arlington, Texas could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Arlington, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and more.

      Arlington has a livability score of 80/100 and is ranked #406 in Texas and #1,909 in the USA. Compared to the United States average, Arlington ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Arlington is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Arlington has received high marks for amenities (A+), education (A-) and housing (A). The bad news for Arlington, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Arlington has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Six Flags Over Texas, Cowboys Stadium, and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

      Knowing that the Arlington schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 69%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Arlington has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Arlington real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Arlington. The median home price for Arlington homes is $137,900, which is 3.4% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Arlington, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 0% lower than the Texas average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Arlington area were 9.3% and 5 year appreciation rates were 9.4%.

      Arlington transportation information

      Average one way commute27min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.4%80.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.1%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home4.5%4.3%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Arlington, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).