Just five miles south of Washington D.C. occupying the west bank of the Potomac River is Arlington County, an area accommodating several different residential communities that blend together aspects of both rural and urban living. Arlington is described by locals as a city of harmonious contradictions, and it couldn’t be more true. Much of Arlington is known for embracing the charming, small-town feel of other quiet, suburbias, but what sets it apart from other Northern Virginia communities is its undeniably modern, vibrant impression.
There are neighborhoods rich with history, steeped in tradition, and yet they offer residents big-city amenities and a lifestyle of convenience on safe, quiet streets. Living in Arlington means you don’t have to choose between a friendly, tight-knit community and a bustling metropolitan center; you have the best of both worlds, just minutes from the nation’s capital.
Arlington was originally part of the 10 mile plot set aside to be the nation’s capital in the late 18th century, but the land was eventually returned to the Commonwealth of Virginia around 1850. At that time, Arlington was known as Alexandria, until the Alexandria we know today became an independent city, splitting the land in half in the early 1900s. Arlington then changed its name to avoid confusion. The name Arlington was chosen to commemorate General Robert. E Lee’s historic home located on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, which dates back to the Civil War. There are 80 different historical markers within Arlington, some dating back centuries (like the location of the preserved one-room cabin built by the area’s earliest settler, John Ball) and others celebrating more recent successes like the birthplace of the Internet. The modern history of Arlington has close ties to the technology industry as the area is now considered the tech-hub of Northern Virginia.
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Data compiled using 2nd quarter 2019 data vs. same period from 2018
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|5||Arlington Science Focus School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Ashlawn Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Arlington Traditional||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Tuckahoe Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|4||Long Branch Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|2||Campbell Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|1||Randolph Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Mckinley Elementary School||Preschool - 5th Grade||Public|
|1||Barcroft Elementary School||Kindergarten - 5th Grade||Public|
|5||Williamsburg Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|3||Jefferson Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Arlington Career Center||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|1||Arlington Community High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|1||Wakefield High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Chesterbrook Montessori School-Arlington Forest||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Arlington Montessori House||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Our Savior Lutheran School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Full Circle Montessori School||Preschool - 6th Grade||Private/Charter|