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Neighborhood Arlington

Welcome to Arlington, VA

Perched at the doorstep of our nation’s capital, Arlington is a dynamic collection of communities where cosmopolitan energy and suburban tranquility collide to captivate. Home to landmarks such as the Arlington National Cemetery and Pentagon, this major DMV hub is a vibrant patchwork of dense urban centers that’s intersected by tranquil, tree-shrouded neighborhoods.

What You’ll Love About Arlington

  • Painless Commute: Easily mistaken for being a part of DC, Arlington has 16 bus routes, 11 Metro stations, an airport, and five bridges that link the two enclaves, making it relatively painless to get into, out of, and around. And if you’d rather bike, you’re in luck — the county’s bicycle network features over 100 miles of multi-use trails, lanes, and routes.
  • Employment Opportunities: Even aside from the Pentagon and Fort Myer, Arlington boasts a high concentration of federal government agencies. These include the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). In the private sector, top employers such as Deloitte, Accenture, Amazon, Boeing, Gartner, Lockheed Martin, and Virginia Hospital Center dominate headlines.
  • Appetizing Shopping and Dining: It may often be conflated with DC, but make no mistake: Arlington dishes out an eclectic, world-class shopping and dining selection in its own right. Here, foodies will find all kinds of restaurants and cuisines — from Mexican (try Buena Vida Gastrolounge) to Italian (Sfoglina), Japanese (Yume Sushi), and Southern comfort food (Ruthie’s All Day). Also on the menu are craft cocktail spots, rooftop bars, classic diners, and more. In need of some retail therapy? Shoppers can hunt for new threads at Pentagon City’s Fashion Center, the largest collection of retailers in the area, or head to the Village at Shirlington to source boutique brands.
  • Endless Attractions: There’s always something to do in Arlington, whether you’re in the mood to catch a play at the Signature Theatre, pay your respects at Arlington National Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorial, bike the 18-mile Mount Vernon Trail, or hit the buzzy farmer’s market on Saturdays.
  • Established Neighborhoods: Dozens of neighborhoods dot the Arlington landscape, each with its own unique character. There’s the tree-shaded (and aptly named) Arlington Forest, the trendy Ballston-Virginia Square, the bustling Crystal City, the historic Arlington Heights, and many, many more.

Arlington Real Estate

The good news? Buyers will find plenty to choose from in Arlington, whether they’re looking for a one-bedroom condo, a garden apartment, a charming Cape Cod, a spacious penthouse, a venerable brick colonial, or even a newly built home.

Options vary by neighborhood: If luxe condos with soaring views are what you’re after, head to Rosslyn; if you’d prefer a townhome in a walkable community, check out Columbia Heights or Fairlington. Looking for a vintage home? We suggest exploring neighborhoods like Alcova Heights, Aurora Highlands, and Barcroft.

Arlington Listings

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