Community spotlight: Arlington

  • At least 18 companies or government agencies located in Arlington locally employ more than 1,000 people.
  • The most walkable neighborhoods in the city include Ballston-Virginia Square, Clarendon-Courthouse, Lyon Village, North Rosslyn and Colonial Village.
  • As of mid-April the median list price of an existing single-family home in Arlington was $575,000.

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Comprised of "urban villages," Arlington, Va., is known for headquartering federal government agencies, its quaint architecture and deep-rooted history. Situated on the south side of the Potomac River across from Washington, D.C., the city is the home of the Department of Defense at the Pentagon, Drug Enforcement Administration, Transportation Security Administration and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. These departments represent some of the top employers in Arlington. The Department of Defense employs roughly 24,000 people alone. Arlington County, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of State employ a combined 25,550 people. Overall Arlington is an employment hub as at least 18 companies or government agencies employ more than 1,000 people. A significant number of jobs are well paying, as the city's median household income stands at $105,000. The city of nearly 230,000 is said to be the home of the nation's largest conce...