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Background on Arlington, Virginia –
Arlington is in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The population here as of 2016 was more than 230,000 which makes Arlington the sixth largest county in all of Virginia. Arlington is also the fifth highest income county in the United States. According to the United States Census Bureau, Arlington has a total land area of 26 square miles. You will find Arlington in Northern Virginia on the Southwestern bank of the Potomac River which is directly across from Washington D.C. Living here allows for easy access to Washington if you travel for work. Located in Arlington is the Pentagon, Reagan National Airport as well as the Arlington National Cemetery. There are also many universities located here but one of the most prominent and well known is the Antonin Scalia Law School located at George Mason University. When it comes to the weather here, it is categorized as “Humid Subtropical.” That means that the summers tend to be very warm and often times muggy and the winters tend to be cold. The cold season here in Arlington goes from the beginning of December until the beginning of March when the daily average high is around 51 degrees. The low for this time is a pretty chilly 28 degrees. The hot season on the other end goes from the very beginning of June until mid September. The daily average high for this time of year is around 80 degrees. The low for this time is just a few degrees lower coming in at 71 degrees. The winter months experience an average of roughly 16 inches of snow which is 10 inches less than the national average. During the winters here, the temperature will rarely drop below 16 degrees. During the summer months the temperature will get to about 95 degrees but that is on rare occasions like during a heat wave. Arlington also experiences about 43 inches of rain per year. Here you will get to experience the four seasons. The spring is the mildest time of year and allows residents to get out and enjoy all that Arlington has to offer!
Real Estate in Arlington –
One of the most sought-after areas of Arlington is Ballston. This is one of Arlington’s oldest neighborhoods and features single family homes as well as an abundant number of townhomes and condos. The homes here range in price and size. Within this subdivision is a active adult community (55 and over) called “The Jefferson.” This condo community has updated condos that feature extremely high-end finishes like granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and beautiful wood floors. Everything is situated on one level which is great if you are looking to live somewhere without stairs. Ballston is also very well known for its restaurants, bars and shopping. According to a poll taken recently, there are more than 12,000 residents within this subdivision.
Economy and Employment –
According to a recent financial report, these are the largest employers here in Arlington. The Department of Defense came in at number one with more than 28,000 people working here. Arlington County came in at number two with 10,000 employees. The Department of Homeland Security employs 5,600, The Department of Justice employs 5,300, The Department of State also employs 5,300 individuals. There are several other major employers here but these are the largest and support the local economy the most. If you were thinking of moving here, you should not have a hard time finding a job in the amazing market here!
Education in Arlington –
The Arlington Public School systems serves children from grades K-12 here. Back in 2007, Forbes Magazine named both Arlington as well as Washington D.C. as the top places in the nation to educate your child. There are 22 elementary schools as well as 5 middle schools and 3 high schools. Depending on where in Arlington you live will dictate where your child goes to elementary school since there are so many of them. There are also several colleges and universities that have campuses here. Argosy University, Banner College, Everest College, George Washington University, Northern Virginia Community College, Troy University and the University of Oklahoma are just a few of the higher education options here.
Arlington is an wonderful place to live here in Virginia. You can expect great weather during the summer and a somewhat cold winter. The housing market is ever expanding and the education is some of the best in the United States!