Arlington, Virginia Real Estate and Community Information

Arlington, Virginia Real Estate and Community Information

While many people associate Arlington with the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, it is also a vibrant urban community called home by 200,000 people. Arlington is rich with history, culture and the arts. Centrally located within the Washington D.C. metro area, Arlington real estate is ideal for those who work in the capital, but want to live in a separate, somewhat smaller community.

Arlington attracts a diverse range of residents, from skilled laborers to small business owners, families to young singles. Relocating to Arlington means a chance to become part of a vibrant community which celebrates the region’s heritage and keeps an eye on future growth and development.

Shopping and Dining

Whether you are looking for high-end fashion, unique gifts, antiques, handcrafted furniture, or local artwork, small businesses and family operations are not hard to find in Arlington. Arlington’s many farmer’s markets and craft depots, such as the Ballston Arts and Crafts Market, allow residents to support local businesses. Of course, the savvy shopper will be happy to find deals at any one of the malls and shopping centers in Arlington. The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, the Crystal City Underground and the Ballston Common Mall, for instance, feature national retailers alongside smaller boutiques.

The wide range of culinary options in Arlington reflects the diversity of its residents. Whether you are looking for quality Thai, Indian, Latin American or Japanese cuisine, Arlington has a truly global palate. A couple of the local favorites include Ray's The Steaks and Pete's New Haven Style Pizza.

Parks and Recreation

Arlington residents enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities and opportunities to commune with nature. In addition to the well-known Mt. Vernon Trail, there are a number of small and large parks in and around Arlington. Bluemont Park is a great place to play disc golf or shoot hoops, while the Potomac Overlook Regional Park, located in northern Arlington, provides a peaceful reprieve from the daily grind. Its 70 acres of tranquil woodlands, interpretive gardens, walking trails and picnic areas are guaranteed to bring needed relaxation to visitors.

As home to the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, it’s no surprise that historical landmarks and memorials are also prominent features of Arlington. Fort Meyer, the Air Force Memorial and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial are just a few of the historic gems that can be found in Arlington; and of course historic Arlington National Cemetery stands as a solemn reminder of those who have paid the ultimate price for liberty.

The arts and culture scene in Arlington is alive and well. Catch an innovative performance at the Signature Theater, Arlington’s premier, Tony Award-winning, professional theater.

Living

Arlington real estate is in high demand, in part because of Arlington’s robust local economy, which is supported by both private and public sector enterprises. In fact, twenty percent of Northern Virginia’s jobs are located in Arlington. Arlington has consistently maintained a low unemployment rate, which is nearly one third of the national average. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce plays an active role in ensuring that Arlington businesses are competitive and well supported.

The several neighborhoods that make up Arlington—including Columbia Pike, Ballston, Crystal City, Glencarlyn, Rosslyn, Carendon, Courthouse, and Pentagon City—each have their own unique character. Whether you are looking for a large single-family home, a chic condo or a quaint townhouses right downtown, you will surely be able to find a home in Arlington that fits your personality.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Arlington Public Schools serve a diverse population of over 20,000 students. Highly qualified teachers and a low student to teacher ratio have helped to ensure that students receive a top-notch education in Arlington. In turn, the Arlington Public Schools District boasts a host of achievements, including being recognized by Newsweek and the Washington Post as aong the top 2% of school districts in the nation.

Excellent medical care can be found close to home at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, which offers a wide range of medical services, including neuroscience, oncology, radiology and medical imaging.

One of the major draws to buying Arlington real estate is the ease with which residents can travel in and around Arlington. Nearly one third of Arlington residents rely on public transportation, provided by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Flanked by several major highways, including I-66 and I-395, Arlington is a premier location for those commuting to the capital. And with the Ronald Reagan National Airport less than fifteen minutes away, Arlington is virtually at the gateway of global travel.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling Arlington real estate, give us a call at (703) 739-4663 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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Stone Wood Team
EXP Realty
2165 Jamieson Avenue
Alexandria VA 22314
Office: (703) 739-4663
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Fax: 703-683-9692