In-demand communities across the Potomac from D.C.

ARLINGTON REAL ESTATEIn-demand communities across the Potomac from D.C.

Arlington is a large Virginia county directly southeast from Washington, D.C. on the opposite bank of the Potomac River. Arlington is bisected by I-66 and five bridges that span the Potomac, making it easily accessible from any of the county’s diverse neighborhoods. Arlington’s homes for sale  are characterized by quiet residential neighborhoods with large, single-family homes and many parks, while the south is more popular with young urban professionals with metro stations and a majority of its commercial development.

Many homes in northern Arlington are new constructions, offering attractive contemporary living spaces and diverse architectural styles within walking distance of parks, shops, and schools. In the south, vibrant communities such as Clarendon, Ballston, and Virginia Square feature an eclectic mix of single-family houses, townhomes, and modern condominiums. Beautifully renovated mid-century homes can be found on both sides of the interstate.

What to Love

  • Fantastic Potomac views
  • Outstanding restaurants
  • Convenient D.C. access
  • Eclectic real estate mix

People & Lifestyle

Arlington is the fifth most affluent county in the country when ranked by median income. The real estate in Arlington has diverse neighborhoods that are home to 237,521 residents, with many commuting to D.C. via metro, car, or bicycle.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Arlington’s most developed commercial areas are south of I-66, though there are many shops and restaurants clustered along Old Dominion Drive in the north. Some of the most popular restaurants combine great food with spectacular views across the Potomac. Skydome is a revolving restaurant atop the Hilton DoubleTree hotel, taking in sweeping panoramas of the nation’s capital. Amuse at Le Meridien has innovative, Italian-inspired dishes and a terrace with fantastic views of Georgetown. Acclaimed Tazza Kitchen and Pupatella can also satisfy your Italian cravings.

Clarendon has some of the hippest restaurants in the D.C. area, including rib racks at Green Pig Bistro, sublime mussels, wine, and beer at French-German brasserie Lyon Hall, modern Balkan cuisine at Ambar, and Mussel Bar & Grille in Ballston.

Peter Chang is a standout, with delectable, chef-driven Sichuan dishes. Ray’s the Steaks is the spot for premier steaks and comfort food sides, while Thai Square’s curry and minimalist atmosphere shines. Cheesetique and The Italian Store are the perfect lunch destinations with cheesy, overstuffed sandwiches and gourmet groceries.

Things to Do

Spectacular views of Washington, D.C. can be found throughout Arlington. As the tallest building within the Beltway, CEB Tower’s observation deck is the best place to take it all in. Arlington is home to the Pentagon and numerous iconic landmarks, including Arlington National Cemetery and the Marine Corps War Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag at Iwo Jima.

Arlington also enjoys an abundance of green space. 88-acre Theodore Roosevelt Island has miles of trails and a 17-foot-tall bronze statue of the former President. Mount Vernon Trail, Potomac Overlook Park, Roaches Run, and Lady Bird Johnson Park all combine resplendent natural scenery with spectacular views across the Potomac.


The Arlington County Public School District provides Arlington’s residents with access to many excellent schools, including:

  • Jamestown Elementary, PK-5
  • Arlington Traditional, Public, Magnet, PK-5, Blue Ribbon Award Winner
  • Arlington Science Focus School, Public, Magnet, PK-5
  • McKinley Elementary, Public, PK-5
  • Swanson Middle, Public, 6-8

Overview for Arlington, VA

236,434 people live in Arlington, where the median age is 35.5 and the average individual income is $73,077.99. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35.5 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Arlington, VA

Arlington has 108,604 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Arlington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 236,434 people call Arlington home. The population density is 10,508.65 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.08 / 49.92%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Arlington, VA

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The following schools are within or nearby Arlington. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St Ann Catholic School
Chesterbrook Montessori School
Chesterbrook Montessori School-Arlington Forest
Metta Montessori School
Full Circle Montessori School
Montessori Public School Of Arlington
Arlington Montessori House
Full Circle Montessori School
Our Savior Lutheran School
Full Circle Montessori School

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