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Living in Arlington, VA

Located just 4.6 miles from Washington, D.C., Arlington, VA, combines the best of two worlds: city life and the suburbs. Its many neighborhoods include Rosslyn, Pentagon City, Shirlington and Lyon Village. Residents can choose to live in the middle of everything or opt to reside in a more rustic location. Arlington's most famous assets are the Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon, but the area also offers a fantastic blend of green space, business, culture, homes, dining and so much more.

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Things to Do

Many people flock to the area for attractions that include the cemetery, Pentagon, various memorials, shopping and the outdoors. During the day, a trip to the Arlington National Cemetery is a must. Be sure to visit the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Popular memorials include the United States Air Force Memorial and the Pentagon Memorial, which has benches in honor of the victims who died on Flight 77 on Sept. 11, 2001. Pentagon tours are available, but must be booked at least 14 days in advance.

If shopping is more your thing, the Pentagon City Mall offers a terrific mix of stores, although its focus skews upscale. Crystal City Shops offer an underground experience and a nice list of options for lunch and dinner. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, you'll want to visit Gravelly Point and Fort Ethan Allen.

Housing in Arlington

Homes for sale in Arlington are a big draw for people who commute to D.C., but many folks also work in the area. Rosslyn offers upscale condo living right across the Potomac from D.C., while neighborhoods such as Shirlington provide a mix of single-family homes, condos and apartments. East Falls Church is one Arlington, Virginia, neighborhood that provides more of a suburban feel, but it's still very convenient to the Metro and other public transportation options. Arlington real estate options are terrifically diverse, with homes available in many price ranges.

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Transportation and Travel in Arlington

When you buy a home in an Arlington,Virginia neighborhood, the efficient public transportation system makes it easy to quickly get into D.C. without a car. If you do drive, Interstate 395 crosses into Arlington neighborhoods, such as Shirlington and Pentagon City, while other main routes cut through Virginia Square and Ashton Heights. Waiting across the Potomac in D.C. is the Lincoln Memorial and the rest of the Mall, while George Mason University is in nearby Fairfax, Virginia. You can live in Arlington, VA, and enjoy the benefits of a somewhat slower pace of life while taking advantage of the city's convenient location near the nation's capital.


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  • There is no shortage of places to go and things to do if you’re a history buff in Arlington. Honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom at the Arlington National Cemetery, learn about the US Air Force at the US Air Force Memorial or book a tour of the Pentagon.
  • Shopaholics know the best deals in Arlington are found at Pentagon City Mall, which features over 170 shops and restaurants.
  • Outdoorsy types make their way to Gravelly Point, the perfect spot to get some fresh air and watch airplanes as they make their way to and from Reagan National Airport.

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Arlington Real Estate at a Glance

  • 872 Homes Sold*
  • 72 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $650,000 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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