Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Arlington, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Arlington neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Arlington are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Arlington for 2018:
- Tara-Leeway Heights
- Lyon Village
- Arlington-East Falls
- Ashton Heights
- Rock Spring
- Dominion Hills
- Madison Manor
Read on to see how we determined the places around Arlington that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Arlington for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Arlington, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 56 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Arlington.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Tara-Leeway Heights.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Arlington has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Tara-Leeway Heights
Median Income: $215,656
Median Home Value: $810,000
2. Lyon Village
Median Income: $144,446
Median Home Value: $798,220
Median Income: $236,698
Median Home Value: $805,100
Median Income: $191,258
Median Home Value: $768,560
5. Arlington-East Falls
Median Income: $172,448
Median Home Value: $698,986
Median Income: $146,204
Median Home Value: $775,940
7. Ashton Heights
Median Income: $119,432
Median Home Value: $539,944
8. Rock Spring
Median Income: $210,296
Median Home Value: $908,700
9. Dominion Hills
Median Income: $178,343
Median Home Value: $658,533
10. Madison Manor
Median Income: $166,094
Median Home Value: $657,450
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Arlington
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Arlington where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Arlington:
- Douglas Park
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Arlington
|Highland Park-Overlee Knolls||19|
|High View Park||23|
|Radnor-Ft Myer Heights||44|
|Columbia Heights West||50|
|Long Branch Creek||51|