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-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest


-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

    The unemployment rate in Arlington is 2.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Arlington jobs have Increased by 0.45 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Arlington's cost of living is 80.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Arlington's population is 220,173 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.80 percent.
    Average Commute time is 34 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Arlington is $634,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 23.70 percent.
    Arlington public schools spend $22,755 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.2 students per teacher in Arlington.

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Here in cozy Northwest Arlington, about a third of the homes have been bulldozed in the last ten years -- and reincarnated as "McMansions." These teardowns are... (read more)
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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
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