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      Living in Arlington, TX

      Arlington, Texas is a highly populated 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. With an average age of 33 years old, Arlington could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Arlington is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before relocating to any new city in Texas, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Several key factors deserve attention. For one, safety is paramount, ensuring that your new area is low in crime is key. Proximity to workplaces or schools minimizes commute times and fosters convenience. Access to essential amenities like parks, grocery stores, food, fitness, shops and healthcare facilities enhances daily life. Efficient public transportation options provide mobility and connectivity. The sense of community creates a welcoming and supportive environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere, encompassing the vibe, aesthetics, and lifestyle offerings, contributes to a fulfilling living experience. Considering these elements helps identify the ideal neighborhood for your needs and preferences. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, health & safety, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Arlington and in the areas around Arlington is a much easier task.

      Using data and statistics Arlington has received a livability score of 76 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 90th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a great score, as Arlington ranks well in multiple categories! The cherry on top is that Arlington also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Arlington has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), cost of living (A+) and housing (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Arlington. The following was graded with a disappointing score: crime (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Arlington on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and exciting entertainment options. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Six Flags Over Texas, Cowboys Stadium, and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Arlington can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Arlington. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Arlington are affordable. Median real estate prices in Arlington come in at $137,900, which is 3.4% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Arlington, the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 0% lower than the Texas average.

      Arlington transportation information

      Statistic Arlington Texas National
      Average one way commute27min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.9%80.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.5%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home5.7%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 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).