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Pros

-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area


It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


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Quick Facts About Arlington


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Arlington is 3.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Arlington jobs have Increased by 2.23 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Arlington's cost of living is 81.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Arlington's population is 209,077 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.38 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Arlington is $583,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 8.20 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Arlington public schools spend $19,724 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 12.4 students per teacher in Arlington.

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Rude locals
After living in the city for over 15 years, I have to say that it has not remained the same. Quality of people and respect for common folks has disappeared. The city... (read more)
Overall great place to live
Arlington's proximity to DC makes it a super place to live. There are endless cultural and sports opportunities in the area. Some are expensive, but there are plenty... (read more)
Quality of Life in Arlington VA
For a region where life is very fast-paced and work-focused, Arlington is a good choice for a more balanced place to live. You can easily get into DC on the metro lines... (read more)
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