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:
- Dalworthington Gardens
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?
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 8 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, Dalworthington Gardens.
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. Dalworthington Gardens
Population: 2,695Median Home Price: $258,833
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,600
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%
Population: 46,448Median Home Price: $158,303
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,814
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Population: 85,152Median Home Price: $129,216
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,062
Unemployment Rate: 5.5%
Population: 40,872Median Home Price: $198,133
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,250
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
Population: 80,139Median Home Price: $152,772
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,013
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Population: 3,402Median Home Price: $153,817
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,092
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
Population: 23,679Median Home Price: $99,873
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,159
Unemployment Rate: 8.3%
Population: 90,268Median Home Price: $91,124
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,355
Unemployment Rate: 8.5%
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:
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Arlington