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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Arlington

It is right by the pentagon and Arlington cemetery. The local bars and restaurants are all on one street and completely walkable. William Jeffrey's, Rebellion, Celtic House, Rappahannock coffee. I like going to all the places mentioned in the previous sentence.

I love my neighborhood. It is close to the metro so my commute is easy. I can also walk to bars and restaurants/

I like that it has a suburban feel in an urban environment. I like that my grocery store, pharmacy and salon are all within walking distance.

Apartment where I live is somewhat secluded. New apartments are being built. There are nice restaurants in the area that offer a wide variety of cuisines.

I like how young and vibrant the neighborhood is. I like Quinn's on the Corner and Pho 75. I like going to those places, as well as Compass Coffee nearby with family and friends.

Great schools but the neighborhood is expensive and not a lot of people can afford it. Would like to see lots of people move in to bring their talents here.

Who Lives Here

Arlington Demographics

Education

High School

10%

Associate's

8%

Bachelor's

25%

Master's

19%

Doctorate

38%

Family Size

2 people

47%

3 people

22%

4 people

22%

5 people

7%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

17%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

15%

200k+

24%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

8%

20-45

48%

45-65

22%

65+

10%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Arlington?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Nov '23$2122$2406$3270$4022
Oct '23$2152$2460$3337$3950
Sep '23$2014$2468$3302$4167
Aug '23$2057$2502$3442$4096
Jul '23$2064$2504$3477$4032
Jun '23$2064$2514$3501$4162
May '23$2032$2422$3347$3940
Apr '23$2027$2377$3291$4260
Mar '23$1958$2370$3119$3905
Feb '23$1937$2367$3065$3955
Jan '23$1992$2353$3020$3746
Dec '22$1874$2291$3052$3946

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Arlington

Arlington Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

15%

15-30 Mins

34%

30-40 Mins

26%

40-60 Mins

19%

60+ Mins

7%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8181

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 39 of 68 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 53 of 68 renters

Percentage: 7474

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 41 of 68 renters

Percentage: 6060

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 45 of 68 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 34 of 68 renters

What Renters Are Saying

Arlington Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 63 of 68 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 61 of 68 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 60 of 68 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 54 of 68 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 51 of 68 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 50 of 68 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 47 of 68 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 46 of 68 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 44 of 68 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 41 of 68 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 41 of 68 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 39 of 68 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 38 of 68 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 37 of 68 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 38 of 68 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 38 of 68 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 42 of 68 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 42 of 68 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 44 of 68 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 49 of 68 renters

Arlington Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Arlington

10/10

Lafayette Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

10/10

Key Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

10/10

Janney Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

10/10

Bannockburn Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

10/10

Bradley Hills Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

10/10
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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Arlington, VA

Geographic orientation: Arlington County, Virginia


Landmarks: Arlington National Cemetery, The Pentagon, Pentagon Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Ronald Reagan National Airport


Why You'll Love This Area: Arlington offers convenient access to downtown Washington D.C. and a choice of a suburban or urban lifestyle. The community is also one of the most diverse in the nation.

Arlington, Virginia is an urban county located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and one of the wealthiest and most highly educated communities in the country. It is home to the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, Marymount University and the highest concentration of scientific research agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR).


Convenient access to the nation's capital makes Arlington a desirable, yet expensive place to live. Crystal City and Rosslyn border the city and are almost exclusively populated by high-rise apartment buildings, corporate offices, hotels, shops and restaurants. Many D.C. tourists stay in these areas because of the close proximity to the region's top attractions. Ronald Reagan National Airport is located in Arlington, within the boundaries of Crystal City, while Dulles International is located 25 miles to the west.


Arlington's Urban Villages

While Arlington is comprised of many suburban neighborhoods, many of its apartment buildings are located in its urban villages. Each of these villages has its own unique character, is pedestrian friendly and has shopping, restaurants, recreation, offices and homes all within a few blocks of each other.


All of these neighborhoods are close to Metro stations. You can easily get around without a car. A dedicated parking spot is highly desirable as on-street parking can be scarce in these popular communities. While there are no major green spaces within Arlington, a number of small parks are scattered throughout the area providing recreational space with playgrounds and picnic areas.


The main campus of Georgetown University, a highly regarded Jesuit private university, is located on the western edge of the neighborhood. Healy Hall, built in Flemish Romanesque style from 1877 to 1879, is the architectural gem of the campus and is a National Historic Landmark.


Ballston: Home to Ballston Common Mall, the area is walkable with a variety of hotels, shopping and dining.


Virginia Square: Just a few blocks from a Metro station, the neighborhood is more residential than nearby areas and home to Quincy Park, featuring picnic areas, a playground, and baseball fields.


Clarendon: The urban area blends nationally-known retailers with funky, one-of-a-kind boutiques and well known favorite restaurants.


Courthouse: Surrounding the Arlington General District Court, this area is home to a variety of restaurants and lounges, a movie theater and hotels.


Columbia Pike: This major thoroughfare has a vibrant main street with specialty retail shops and many ethnic restaurants.


Crystal City: Located just one mile from Ronald Reagan National Airport, Arlington's largest downtown area is home to Crystal City Shops, a variety of restaurants, hotels and the Synetic Theater.


Lee Highway: The neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Lee-Harrison, Highview Park, Lee Heights, Cherrydale, and Lyon Village each have their own unique neighborhood feel and their own shopping areas.


Rosslyn: The closest neighborhood to the National Mall, Rosslyn has its own downtown skyline and is home to Arlington National Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorial.


Shirlington: The Village at Shirlington is a walkable town center that offers a variety of dining, entertainment and shops.


Westover: Washington Boulevard is pedestrian friendly with unique small businesses. The 45-mile-long Washington and Old Dominion Trail is just a few blocks from the shopping area.


Future Georgetown Development Plan


Arlington has many urban development plans underway with a commitment to transit oriented, mixed-use, walkable communities. A plan has been approved to redevelop a 7.65-acre superblock located along the eastern boundary of Rosslyn into three new blocks with 2.5 million square feet of offices, residences, retail, a hotel and a public park. Ballston Common Shopping Mall is being renovated and will develop a new mixed-use building with residential and retail properties.


Arlington is a prime place for apartment living with great access to a wide range of employers and attractions.


Getting Around

There is no Metro station in Georgetown. The closest station is Foggy Bottom-GWU, about a 15-minute walk. Metrobus operates several lines to the area and the DC Circulator provides bus service using the Georgetown/Union Station or the Rosslyn/Georgetown/Dupont Circle lines.


Georgetown has heavy traffic on the weekends and holidays. M Street, Wisconsin Avenue and even the Key Bridge can be backed up at times. Street parking is hard to find and residents with cars are best served by reserved parking spaces. Reagan National Airport is just 5 miles south and Dulles International is 25 miles west.

Neighborhood Corridors:
  • I-395
  • I-66
  • the George Washington Memorial Parkway

  • Public Transportation Options:
  • Metro: Ballston, Clarendon, Columbia Pike East, Columbia Pike West, Courthouse, Crystal City, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Shirlington and Virginia Square.
  • Commuter Rail: Virginia Railway Express; Regional Buses: Metrobus, Fairfax Connector, Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) and Arlington Transit (ART).

  • School District(s): Arlington Public Schools