Arlington, VA Local Area Page
Arlington County, Virginia is a county located in Northern Virginia.
While Arlington is a county within the state of Virginia, it is typically just referred to as Arlington, and is recognized as the second-largest “principal city” within the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Arlington has a large population, with a total of 237,521 citizens as of 2018. With this high of a population count living in the county, it is the sixth-largest county in Virginia in regards to population numbers.
Considering that Arlington is more frequently referenced as a city rather than a county, it would be the fourth-largest city in Virginia – if it were recognized as a city.
Proximity to Washington, D.C.
Arlington is in close proximity to the capital of the United States, and makes up the majority of the border between Virginia and the District of Columbia.
This means that Arlington is home to many national monuments and historic areas.
- The Arlington National Cemetery
- The Pentagon
- George Washington Memorial Parkway and Hemicycle
- Air Force Memorial
- Fort Ethan Allen Park
- Arlington Memorial Bridge
- Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
- Mount Vernon Trail
- The DEA Museum
- Arlington Historical Museum
- Fort C.F. Smith Park
- Ocean Dunes WaterPark
Arlington has various different means of transportation, and since it is so close to Washington D.C., many people live in Arlington and travel to the capital for work.
This area is known for having a lot of public transportation, as not many people drive, instead favoring metrorail commutes.
The Arlington and D.C. area has 11 Metrorail stations, 17 bus routes, 92 Capital Bikeshare stations, and 89 miles of biking and walking trails, making it an area that is very easily accessible and great for people who prefer other means of travel than driving.
- Transportation: https://www.stayarlington.com/travel-planning/ground-transportation/
- Arlington Government: https://www.arlingtonva.us/