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More and more businesses, big or small, have been choosing Arlington, VA as their new headquarters due to the proximity to government decision-makers, public transportation availability, and of course the wonderful pace of life provided.
Arlington, VA has everything you could ever want; a wealth of parks and trails, endless food options, world-class services, and some of the nation’s top schools.
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The research was compiled by the website NerdWallet. Other cities in the Top 10 include Washington, D.C. (#3), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (#7) and Seattle, Washington (#6).
Here’s what the website had to say about Arlington VA and its No. 1 spot.
“If you’re looking to live near other educated people, this Washington, D.C., suburb is the place to be. A whopping 71.5% of Arlington’s 25-and-older population holds at least a bachelor’s degree, the highest percentage on our list. Arlington also is tops for the number of jobs in management, business, science or arts occupations, as well as for salaries.”
“Arlington, Virginia, stands out in our analysis because 67.1% of its workforce find jobs in management, business, science or the arts. These fields have the most jobs that require a bachelor’s degree or higher.”
“However, if you move here, be ready to give up a big chunk of your salary for housing. The median rent is one of the highest among the 100 cities in our analysis, and it would take up nearly a third (31.4%) of that paycheck.”
The report analyzed a number of data points, including:
Percentage of population 25 and older with bachelor’s degree or higher
Percentage of population ages 20 to 29
Median earnings of residents 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree
Jobs in management, business, science and arts occupations
Rent as a percentage of income
With an unbeatable location, competitive job market and high standard of living, it’s no surprise that Arlington attracts many of the country’s brightest young minds.
Constantly featured atop lists for the healthiest, wealthiest, and most educated cities in America, there is a special allure to living in Arlington. From all over the country people are drawn to Arlington. Young professionals tend to move here for the unbeatable job market and high standard of living, but ever more frequently they are sticking around.
There is something special about living in Arlington – something you can’t replicate in real city life, which also cannot be matched by suburbia.