Welcome to Arlington
A hip, urban community on the beautiful Potomac River
Arlington, Va., is separated from Washington, D.C. by the Potomac River. The proximity to the U.S. capital and its connection to American history make Arlington a wonderful place to reside.
Waterfront parks, landscaped sidewalks, and beautiful neighborhoods make Arlington one of the best places in Northern Virginia. The county encompassing the city of Arlington contains approximately 230,000 residents. Many prominent corporations are headquartered in Arlington, as are invaluable institutions such as Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, and the Department of Defense headquarters. The city combines the heft of U.S. politics and history with more transitory amenities like great shopping, nightlife, and restaurants.
South Arlington and North Arlington are the two main divisions of the city. Distinct neighborhoods in Arlington include Far North, Southwest Arlington, Arlington National Cemetery, Crystal City, and Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor.
At approximately 26 square miles, Arlington is a large community, among the wealthiest and most educated cities in the United States. Arlington is home to a significant population of professionals who work at the many corporations and businesses in the area. Many foreign dignitaries and ambassadors also live or spend time in Arlington.
What to Love
Life in Arlington is rewarding. Residents enjoy living in one of the most educated cities in the country. The historical sites and beautiful residential homes make Arlington a place attached to the history of the United States.
The political institutions in Washington, D.C., and Arlington County also influence life in Arlington. Global foreign and domestic policy issues engross the residents of its dense residential areas. In addition to that intellectual activity, residents love boating, picnicking, and running. The Arlington History Bike Tour is one of the most excellent biking routes in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
is a wonderful restaurant and cafe serving sandwiches, coffee, and baked goods in a comfortable space with a beautiful wine bar. Ambar Restaurant
is a Balkan restaurant serving small plates in a low-key dining room. Fire Works Pizza
is a pizza restaurant and bar with wood ovens and great beer on tap. Interesting cocktails and unique wines are also served at Fire Works Pizza.
is a pub serving local craft beers and creative cocktails. The food menu at Crafthouse Arlington is diverse, and the dining room is spacious and attractive. Ballston Quarter
is one of Arlington's most popular shopping and entertainment venues. The Crossing Clarendon
is an open-air shopping center with national retailers and local merchants.
Things to Do
One of Arlington's most popular event venues is Top of the Town
. Offering excellent views of the most iconic monuments in Washington, D.C. Top of the Town hosts weddings, anniversaries, and other important celebrations. The Arlington County Fair
is a great event that occurs every year in August. Several educational and entertaining activities are available there.