As a lawyer, I frequently travel to Washington D.C. on business ventures. Every time I am in D.C., I try to meet up with close friends in Arlington, Virginia. I am truly in love with this beautiful, historical city. In my opinion, Arlington, VA is upper-class and is all around gorgeous.
Arlington is an incredibly safe area to raise children, and is rather peaceful. The city of Arlington, VA has some of the lowest crime rates in the country. Wherever you are in Arlington, you just get that safe feeling. I have had the pleasure of visiting the Williamsburg neighborhood (to see my friends), which is a gorgeous neighborhood. The homes all have such a historical "feel" in Virginia.
The Arlington Cemetery is another must-see if you are in the Virginia/D.C. area. This National cemetery will bring tears to your eyes for the heroic soldiers and marines that fought for our country throughout various wars. The Iwo Jima Memorial is also located nearby, and is also a must-see.
The Mystery Dinner Playhouse in Arlington, VA is a great place to visit for dinner if you are in the area. I had one of the most fun times of my life visiting the city of Arlington and seeing the play. You simply must go! Overall Virginia is a great place to visit or live.