Arlington is a historically rich community. Originally known as the County of Alexandria, the area included what is now known today as the independent city of Alexandria. The city separated from the county in 1870, and to clear confusion surrounding the identical names, the county adopted the name Arlington in 1920. The name was derived from Arlington House, the residence of Robert E. Lee, the grounds of which became the Arlington National Cemetery. The area is home not only to the Arlington National Cemetery, but also to the Marine Corps War Memorial, the Pentagon Memorial, and the United States Air Force Memorial.
Today, Arlington serves as Washington metropolitan area’s second largest principal city. The area is also considered as one of the highest-income counties in the country, offering abundant opportunities in career, education, and other industries. Outdoor recreation opportunities are also plentiful in Arlington, with residents having easy access to the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the Mount Vernon Trail, Gravelly Point, and the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park.
Arlington’s housing market is typically divided by area into North and South Arlington. The real estate options are wide-ranging and a mix of older properties and new construction. Homes for sale include bungalows and townhouses dating from the 1920s and 1960s to upscale and modern high-rises and apartments. Single-family homes are popular in Arlington and come in a variety of architectural styles.
Thanks to its proximity to Washington DC and its lifestyle offerings, Arlington real estate continues to attract a diverse group of home buyers and real estate investors.
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