Welcome to Arlington
A bustling and community-centered county in the heart of DC’s Metropolitan area.
This bustling county has over 60 different neighborhoods within 26 miles and sits just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. With over 220,000 residents, Arlington is one of the area's wealthiest counties, and many residents work government and corporate jobs. Modern high-rise condominiums and apartments can be found closer to the center of the county, while large Colonial-style homes are located in the surrounding neighborhoods.
What to Love
- Several of the nation’s most impressive monuments can be found here.
- Endless dining, entertainment, and shopping options across 60 unique neighborhoods.
- Plenty of green spaces for outdoor activities and parks for families.
Arlington is community-oriented and offers an abundance of activities for all who call this county home. Many millennials and families live here, along with older professionals and retirees. This historic area is in high demand due to its accessibility to the city, beautiful waterfront views, and dynamic social scene. Even though Arlington boasts 60 different neighborhoods within the county, residents are highly community-focused and proud of each area’s unique features.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Arlington is the hub for quality restaurants, entertainment, and shopping in the Greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. Victor Albisu owns six Taco Bamba Taqueria
restaurants in the district, and the highly successful taqueria boasts a unique menu of Mexican dishes with funky names. The vibe of his restaurants is fun, casual, and ever-changing, thanks to the creative minds of Albisu and his team. Another great dining spot is Courthaus Social
, an outdoor American beer garden offering 24 draft lines and award-winning dishes. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends on a summer night.
Shopping is abundant in Arlington, and one of its most popular destinations is the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City.
This 140-store shopping mall has everything from top designer brands to locally owned boutiques. They offer a world-class shopping and dining experience all in one place.
After a day of shopping, grab tickets to a show at the Signature Theatre
, a Tony Award-winning professional theater located on Campbell Avenue. They produce Broadway-caliber performances in an intimate setting and have won over 90 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in Washington, DC.
Things to Do
Arlington is the epicenter of exciting things to do in the Washington, DC, area. From visiting historical sites to attending annual festivals that support local charities, Arlington provides a bit of everything for all of its residents.
A visit to the Arlington National Cemetery
is a necessary stop in order to experience the rich history of the Arlington area. The cemetery honors United States veterans and their families and pays tribute to the lives given in service to our country. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a world-famous monument, includes the remains of soldiers from World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.
If you’re looking for a unique festival, try the annual Quarterfest Crawl in Ballston
. They offer a dog-friendly, neighborhood-wide scavenger hunt complete with endless food and drink options from favorite Ballston restaurants and live performances throughout the neighborhood. The event benefits the Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
Bon Air Park
features a stunning rose garden and is an ideal location for photographers and residents who want a respite from the hustle and bustle of the busier neighborhoods. There are over 120 different roses, and the park includes playgrounds, picnic areas, and walking paths.
There are several high-achieving schools in the Potomac area. A few of these schools include: