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Arlington, Virginia - A Neighborhood Guide



Aerial view of Arlington

Photo courtesy of WMATA

Arlington, the county seat of Arlington County, Virginia, has been named (in a study by BizJournals) as the wealthiest and most highly educated community in the country. The area’s close proximity to downtown Washington, DC has attracted an increasingly varied population. One in five residents is foreign-born, and one in four speak a language other than English. Although best known to visitors as the home of the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington is both a residential community and an employment center. It is also the epicenter of scientific research for the defense and homeland security industries, holding the highest concentration of scientific research agencies: the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and several top university-related research institutes.

Neighborhoods Within Arlington
Rosslyn, Clarendon, Ballston, Courthouse, Pentagon City, Crystal City, Fairlington, Shirlington, Lyon Village, Virginia Square

Public Transportation
Washington Metro
Virginia Railway Express (VRE)
Arlington Transit (ART)

Arlington Points of Interest

See also, Top 10 Things to Do in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington Websites
Arlington County
Arlington Historical Society

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