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The nation’s capital is at your fingertips from the west bank of the Potomac.
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Directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Arlington is less a suburb than an extension of the nation’s capital. It’s the home of the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, with Potomac Park offering beautiful views across the river to the National Mall.
The community provides a wider range of living options than most of Washington proper, and has long been a popular home base for government employees as well as military personnel. A major reason for Arlington’s popularity is that there is so much to do: Washington may be packed with monuments, museums, and other sightseeing landmarks, but Arlington holds the advantage when it comes to the more day-to-day shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife.
You’ll have several options for getting around town or into D.C., whether you choose to drive, take the Metro, or ride your bike -- Arlington has earned a silver rating from the League of American Bicyclists.
Explore the City
The Tomb of the Unkown Soldier in Arlington
The somber Arlington National Cemetery
Architecture in Arlington
The Vietnam Verterans Memorial
The Arlington Memorial Bridge over the Potomac River
The iconic Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington
As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Arlington, VA is $1,622 for a studio, $1,920 for one bedroom, $2,514 for two bedrooms, and $3,257 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Arlington has increased by 4.3% in the past year.
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Top 10 Apartments in Arlington
- Avalon Clarendon, Studio - 3 Bed, $2,220 - 3,590
- Avalon Courthouse Place, 1-2 Bed, $1,870 - 3,086
- Avalon at Arlington Square, 1-3 Bed, $1,725 - 3,558
- Avalon Ballston Square, 1-2 Bed, $1,761 - 2,858
- Avalon Arlington North, 1-5 Bed, $2,155 - 4,600
- AVA Ballston, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,710 - 2,550
- Park at Pentagon Row, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,617 - 2,900
- Water Park Towers, 1-3 Bed, $1,861 - 2,872
- Lofts 590, Studio - 2 Bed, $1,895 - 2,763
- Virginia Square, 1-2 Bed, $2,097 - 3,207
Living in Arlington
Given its close proximity to Washington, D.C., Arlington is included on the city’s metro system on the Orange, Blue, and Yellow lines. Commuters also have the option of using the Virginia Railway Express commuter rail to bring them into the city. There are also several different public bus systems, including Metrobus, the Fairfax Connector, Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), and the Arlington Transit bus system.
Those interested in making their transportation a bit greener, or just looking for some exercise, can also participate in the Capital Bikeshare, which as 14 rental locations throughout Arlington. The bikeshare allows people to check bikes in and out of rental locations and use them for commutes or just to get around the city.
Arlington also is well connected by highways, which makes it easy for residents to use their cars to move around the city or travel wherever they need to go.
As the second largest principal city in the Washington, D.C. metro area, Arlington offers a host of dining options for nearly any palette to enjoy. From casual sandwich shops and cafes to fine dining experiences, the area has just about everything that people could wish to treat themselves with.
Like elsewhere in the D.C. metro area, there are several excellent places to try some seafood in Arlington, with locals salivating over scallops and oysters at their favorite seafood joints. Those interested in trying a bit of ethnic food can branch out to any of the dozens of options available. This includes Ethiopian cuisine, Pakistani, Afghani, Lebanese, Turkish, French, Peruvian, Mexican, and more. Just about any style and flavor is represented in the diverse city of Arlington. There are also a number of delectable eateries featuring Italian food as well as steakhouses serving tender, moist steaks that are loved throughout the area.
Those interested in just enjoying a hearty sandwich or a meal on the go will not struggle to find a favorite bistro or sandwich shop, either. These locations are popular for lunch with the locals or just an outing with some friends.
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