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What You’ll Love About Arlington

Beautiful Parks

Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Amazing Attractions

Shop, dine, drink, explore, celebrate... Have fun!

A Short Commute

Going to DC? It's just 15 minutes by car, bus, or Metro.

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Come Explore Life in Arlington

Tucked along the western bank of the Potomac River directly across from Washington, DC, Arlington, VA is a short commute to the nation’s capital—but with so many of its own offerings, the trip isn’t necessary! Filled with amazing shops and restaurants, famous national monuments, hundreds of acres of parkland, outstanding employment opportunities, top-rated schools, and endless ways to have fun, Arlington is truly a place to live, work, play, and enjoy life to its fullest.

Spotlights of Arlington

parks and recreation

Parks & Rec

Get outside and explore Arlington! Hundreds of acres of parkland, miles of trails, and dozens of community centers and facilities provide many ways to stay active. Enjoy amenities like playground and picnic areas, sports courts and fields, nature areas and trails, ornamental gardens and community gardens, spraygrounds and pools, nature centers, climbing walls, skate parks and disc golf courses, fitness trails, firepits and barbecue areas, and so much more.

things to do

Local Attractions

Drinks and dining, nightlife and entertainment, national monuments, historic museums… Arlington has it all. Pay respects at monuments like the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial or the Marine Corps War Memorial. Visit the Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Have some fun in Courthouse or Columbia Pike, where you can find bars and taverns, lounges, restaurants, shops, theatres, and more.



You don’t have to commute to DC to find work—Arlington is home to a huge number of federal agencies and departments, including the Department of Justice, National Science Foundation, EPA, Transportation Security Administrations, US Department of Defense, US Marshals Service, Department of Homeland Security, and more. It’s also home to private companies like CACI, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Booz Allen Hamilton, and more.



Arlington is home to Arlington Public Schools, which is ranked the #2 Public School District in Virginia. It’s home to 22 elementary schools, five middle schools, and four high schools, including Washington Lee High, which ranks the #6 Best High School in VA. You’ll also find many colleges and universities in Arlington, like Marymount University.

local conveniences

Shopping & Dining

With hundreds of specialty shops and boutiques, major commercial centers, and plenty of indoor and outdoor shopping venues and promenades, Arlington has everything you want, need, and more. From designer boutiques to major department stores to big-box grocery and convenience, everything is here in Arlington.

local attractions and events

Community Events

There’s always something fun happening in Arlington, from the Taste of Arlington to the Columbia Pike Blues Festival or the Rosslyn Jazz Festival. Don’t miss favorites like the Capitol City Brewing Company Oktoberfest, classics like Rolling Thunder or the Marine Corps Marathon, or all-ages events like Arlington Palooza.

Arlington Attractions

Arlington at a Glance

Getting Around

Washington, DC: 15 min
Public Transit: Washington Metro (Blue, Orange, Yellow, Silver), Virginia Railway Express, Metrobus, Fairfax Connector, Arlington Transit
Airport: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Dulles International Airport
Major Highways: I-66, I-395, US-29, US-50

Quick Facts

Population: 238,643 (2020)
County: Arlington

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