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Arlington: The Washington Connection
Arlington County, Virginia is situated in Northern Virginia directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Proximity to Washington, D.C. and to suburban Maryland make this community one of the most sought after counties from home buyers in the DMV Metro Area. There are so many transportation options such as Metro, Capital Bike Share, Sprynt and Zipcar. It is a culturally diverse community and is one of the wealthiest counties in the US. Strong school systems, beautiful parks and recreation centers, multiple farmers markets make Arlington a perfect blend of hometown feel in a urban setting. No wonder Arlington was ranked #3 in the “Best Places to Live in America” by Niche.
Things to do in Arlington
Biking trails, parks, shopping, farmers markets and restaurants.
It’s been said that Arlington is the place where history and fun intersect. It’s been part of Washington’s history since the very beginning: Arlington was once part of the original Federal City designed by Pierre L’Enfant. And while they are proud to have some of the nation’s most impressive and world-renowned monuments and memorials such as the Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and the Air Force Memorial. George Mason University Law School, Marymount Univerity and the Art Institute of Washington are all located within the County.
Arlington is the ideal hub for visiting the Washington region. Many of the region’s most popular attractions are conveniently accessible by the Metro subway system, and virtually all of Arlington’s 43 hotels are just minutes from one of the 11 Metro stations in the County. In addition, Arlington is super-walkable: bike paths, sidewalks and pedestrian-friendly bridges mean you can park your car and head out on foot. This makes Arlington one of the most fit cities in America as well. In addition, you’ll also find attractions with an edge and are a little different that intrigue and are off-the-beaten-path. Places such as the Arlington Cinema and Draft House, NorthSide Social and Rhodeside Grill. Even though Arlington is geographically a relatively smaller area there is no shortage of shopping centers with over 10 major shopping center or malls located within the County.
Top 5 Arlington Benefits
1). Arlington is close to everything. I live not far from the Clarendon Metro, so I can get just about anywhere in Arlington without a car. Zipcar is available in the area. In addition, Sprynt will take you around town for free. Walking to grocery stores, pharmacies and coffee shops is common. It is almost like living in Europe!
2.) The restaurants are awesome. Ethnic restaurants are prevalent and available, there is everything from Vietnamese to Persian cuisine within a short distance. A few of my personal Arlington favorites as well as restaurants I recommend are: Rays the Steaks, Ser, and my personal favorite Mussel Bar and Grille. You not only get a great real estate when working with me, you get an acclaimed restaurant critic.
3.) The parks and trails are plentiful. Arlington has an amazing number of walking/biking trails, and most are available by Metro. Parks and trails such as the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad, Martha Custis Trail, Bluemont Park and Mont Vernon trails are great for recreation and exercise. Are all well-kept and safe.
4.) The community is very diverse. Everywhere in Arlington is a giant melting pot. Spanish is widely spoken. Asian, Latino, and Middle Eastern grocery stores are everywhere. It’s a very interesting place to live and if you value you diversity, you will fall in love.
5.) There is so much going on. Arlington is not a sleepy suburb. It is one of the most densely populated counties in the United States. Stuff is happening, everywhere, all the time, from construction to street fairs.
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