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Best Places To Live In Arlington, VA

  • Arlington, VA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 226,092
  • First off, a $100k+ salary here is the same as a $40k salary in an average US city. This is one of the few places where someone with a graduate degree from an ivy league school needs to work a 2nd or 3rd…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score89
  • Occoquan, VA
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 947
  • Neabsco, VA
  • 20.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,038
  • Living in Neabsco, Virginia is truly all that I've dreamed about. Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, I always felt out of place living so far south. Not only was I not into things that my…[read more]
  • Westover Village, Arlington, VA
  • 2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,179
  • Merrifield, VA
  • 7.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,000
  • Merrifield, VA is one of those places you just don't find any more. Breathtaking, unspoiled nature and scenery, wonderful people everywhere you go, great schools, easy-to-find housing, a healthy job…[read more]
  • Fair Oaks, VA
  • 13.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 33,478
  • Fair Oaks is a town with lots of quaint attractions that you'll find interesting if you love if you and your friends are history buffs. One of the main sites in the city is Shaker Village of Pleasant…[read more]
  • Kingstowne, VA
  • 8.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,779
  • I live in Kingstowne, Virginia and I can say that this area is very pleasant. My family and I initially chose Kingstown, because we needed to be closer to Washington, D.C. for an easy to commute to my…[read more]
  • Countryside, VA
  • 20.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,472
  • It would be pretty impossible to find a more perfect spot to call home than Countryside, Virginia. As a resident of this lovely little place for the past decade, I can say unequivocally that this is one…[read more]
  • McLean, VA
  • 6.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 48,867
  • I found as a kid and when I brought my family back as an adult, McLean. Virginia is the ideal city to live and experience. Being one of the model cities within Northern Virginia's Fairfax County,…[read more]
  • North Ridge-Rosemont, Alexandria, VA
  • 3.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,333
  • Williamsburg, Arlington, VA
  • 3.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,968
  • Aurora Highlands, Arlington, VA
  • 2.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,584
  • Lake Barcroft, VA
  • 3.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,851
  • Friendship Heights Village, MD
  • 5.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,730
  • Yorktown, Arlington, VA
  • 2.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,417
  • Ballston-Virginia Square, Arlington, VA
  • 0.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,604
  • Rock Spring, Arlington, VA
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,223
  • Kensington, MD
  • 10.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,111
  • I've lived here for almost my life! One of my favorite places here the Antique Row! I love this place! You can find lots of good places like the Mormon Temple during Christmas time, the shopping center…[read more]
  • Upper Marlboro, MD
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 694
  • Chevy Chase town, MD
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,948
  • Buckhall, VA
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,218
  • What can I say, Virginia is for lovers! I have meet the woman of my life, found a great high paying position here in NOVA, and my best friend just moved to Springfield. Life couldn't be any better living…[read more]
  • Lake Ridge, VA
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 44,685
  • The thing I love most about living in Lake Ridge is the beautiful scenic environment. I really enjoy sitting by water at the Occoquan reservoir and watching the birds. Virginia is so wonderful during the…[read more]
  • Waycroft-Woodlawn, Arlington, VA
  • 1.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,549
  • Lyon Park, Arlington, VA
  • 0.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,521
  • Newington, VA
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,583
  • As I have grown to learn more in my elderly years, the term home is where the heart is rings more true now than ever. If ever I have loved a city with all of my heart, Newington would be that city. A…[read more]
  • Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens, Alexandria, VA
  • 4.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,750
  • Taylor Run, Alexandria, VA
  • 4.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,851
  • Idylwood, VA
  • 5.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,921
  • I experienced great hometown life while living in Idlywood Virginia. The quaint town is off of Interstate 66 in Fairfax County. The Idlywood area provides prestigious schools with above-par academic…[read more]
  • Cherrydale, Arlington, VA
  • 1.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,398
  • I am very grateful to be an employee of Cherrydale Health and rehabilitation Center. Almost 3 years ago, when I had my interview, an nurse that was a part of the recruiting team told me " I like this…[read more]
  • Woodbridge, VA
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,436
  • I'll keep this short and sweet. I've lived in Woodbridge for 25 years and I can honestly say that this is one of the best places that I know of to live and to raise a family. Being just a hop, skip, and…[read more]
  • Burke Centre, VA
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,130
  • If you can get past the Northern Virginia traffic, then I assure you that you will enjoy what our suburbs have to offer. Here we have a place called Burke Centre, and I promise you I never heard of it…[read more]
  • Kings Park West, VA
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,925
  • I've visited the city of Kings Park West, Virginia and love its simplicity. The residents are very ethnically diverse in this city. This state is well known for being a pretty city. With the cost of…[read more]
  • Springdale, MD
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,878
  • Radnor-Ft Myer Heights, Arlington, VA
  • 1.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,224
  • Cascades, VA
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,205
  • It's experienced beautiful parks while living in Cascades Virginia. The beautiful natural scenery of this small town is captivating. Cascades has lots of friendly people that create a close-knit…[read more]
  • Woodlawn CDP (Carroll County), VA
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,247
  • Reston, VA
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 60,070
  • When I visited Reston from nearby Falls Church, Virginia, I felt that I was in an idyllic city. Its streets are safe to walk around in and are very, very clean. Visiting Restons' restaurants is a gourmet…[read more]
  • Arlington Ridge, Arlington, VA
  • 2.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,493
  • Floris, VA
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,876
  • Newington Forest, VA
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,262
  • Newington Forest is a fascinating city in Fairfax County. It offers a residential and commercial layout. The town holds about 12,000 residents at the average age of 37. The unemployment is down 3.20%…[read more]
  • Franconia, VA
  • 8.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,935
  • I experienced a great lifestyle while living in Franconia Virginia. The city is located in Fairfax County Virginia. Franconia is close to Alexandria and just north of Fort Belvoir, a US Army facility.…[read more]
  • Ashburn, VA
  • 22.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 49,692
  • 2 years ago I lived in Ashburn Virginia. Despite loving it there I had to move for a job relocation. Ashburn was my favorite place to live not just because of the aesthetic beauty but because of the…[read more]
  • Colonial Village, Arlington, VA
  • 1.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,644
  • Chevy Chase Village, MD
  • 6.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,030
  • Oakton, VA
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 36,748
  • I've been in Oakton going on five years, and it is a fantastic choice. It's close enough to Mclean and Washington that there are a lot of opportunities for education and business available, especially if…[read more]
  • Alcova Heights, Arlington, VA
  • 1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,027
  • Huntington, VA
  • 6.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,032
  • Living in Huntington has been an overall fantastic experience. Not only is this place perfect to raise a family, its perfect for single individuals who are looking for a small town to get comfortable in.…[read more]
  • Lyon Village, Arlington, VA
  • 0.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,541
  • Arlington-East Falls, Arlington, VA
  • 3.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,637
  • Fairlington-Shirlington, Arlington, VA
  • 2.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,718
  • Loudoun Valley Estates, VA
  • 22.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,109

Arlington, VA: Filled With Unique Landmarks

The Northern Virginia city of Arlington has the same boundaries as Arlington County. Its population is approaching 240,000, and that makes it the second largest city in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. There are more than 6 million people in Washington and its surrounding cities.

You might have some major changes in your lifestyle after you move to Arlington. Some neighborhoods in the city consist of charming brick houses on tree-lined streets. Others have high-rise apartment buildings next to office buildings and retail establishments. Places to shop include specialty shops and malls. You are likely to find your favorite type of food served in the numerous restaurants here. The city offers a number of things to do outdoors and indoors. Major employers in the area include the federal government, the county government, schools and airlines.

If you are moving from San Francisco, you will the find the cost of living lower here. It is higher than Virginia's average and higher than the national average. Rental costs will be a nice surprise if you are relocating from New York City. The costs are higher here than the average in the rest of Virginia and the United States. They are lower here than they are in Washington, D.C.

You will enjoy Arlington's climate if you have always wanted to live in a place with four seasons. Brilliant foliage is visible in the fall, and the average snowfall in the winter is 15 inches. Winter temperatures average between 29 degrees and 47 degrees. Summers here have low temperatures in the 60s and high temperatures in the 80s. The city receives the greatest amount of rain in May.

Arlington Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorial are two of Arlington's unique landmarks. Things to see at Arlington Cemetery include the former home of Robert E. Lee and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Iwo Jima Memorial is dedicated to Marines who died fighting for the United States. If you are a cyclist, you can ride on more than 100 miles of bicycle paths in Arlington. You will enjoy exploring the city's historic homes if you like history.

Arlington's public transportation options include Metro trains operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. These trains will take you from Arlington to Washington, D.C. and Maryland. The WMATA and Arlington Transit operate buses in the city.

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