Arlington Ranks High on Top 100 Best Places to Live

Arlington has ranked No. 19 on's list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. The study says Arlington's perfect blend of both urban and suburban make it one of the most highly desirable places to live in the Washington, D.C. area.

Also in the top 20 out of 100 are Charlottesville, Virginia and Rockville and Columbia in Maryland. Other regional communities on the list are:

  • No. 27 Fairfax, Virginia
  • No. 29 Bethesda, Maryland
  • No. 32 Alexandria, Virginia
  • No. 58 Reston, Virginia
  • No. 63 Ellicott City Maryland
  • No. 80 Ashburn, Virginia
  • No. 88 Burke, Virginia

Arlington's top-rated school district, robust arts scene, growing economy and high health scores helped it earn a spot in the list's top 20. In addition, residents say they love the area's mix of both urban and suburban feels.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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