Wealthiest community in Virginia

Arlington is considered to be the second-largest “principal city” of the Washington metropolitan area. Arlington County is located in northeast Virginia and is surrounded by Fairfax County and the Falls Church to the southwest, the City of Alexandria to the southeast, and Washington, D.C. to the northeast directly across the Potomac River, which forms the county’s northern border. Other landforms also form county borders, particularly Minor’s Hill and Upton’s Hill on the west. A number of the county’s residential neighborhoods and larger garden-style apartment complexes are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and/or designated under the County government’s zoning ordinance as local historic preservation districts. Many of Arlington County’s neighborhoods participate in the Arlington County government’s Neighborhood Conservation Program (NCP).

Each of these neighborhoods has a Neighborhood Conservation Plan that describes the neighborhood’s characteristics, history and recommendations for capital improvement projects that the County government funds through the NCP. Arlington ranks fourth in the nation, immediately after Washington, D.C. itself, for park access and quality in the 2018 ParkScore ranking of the top 100 park systems across the United States, according to the ranking methodologies of the nonpartisan Trust for Public Land. Arlington has consistently had the lowest unemployment rate of any jurisdiction in Virginia. In October 2008, BusinessWeek ranked Arlington as the safest city in which to weather a recession, with a 49.4% share of jobs in “strong industries”. In 2010, there were 0.9 percent of the homes in foreclosure. This was the lowest rate in the DC area.

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The county is situated in Northern Virginia on the southwestern bank of the Potomac River directly across from Washington, D.C., of which it was briefly a part. With a land area of 26 square miles (67 km2), Arlington is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and by reason of state law regarding population density, has no incorporated towns within its borders. Arlington Public Schools operates the county's public K-12 education system of 22 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 4 public high schools in Arlington County. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters.

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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
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.
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