The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Arlington For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Arlington are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Arlington.
Safest Neighborhoods In Arlington

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Arlington are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Arlington. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Arlington neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Arlington in 2020? That would be Riverwood. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Arlington.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Arlington neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Arlington that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Arlington.

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How We Determined The Safest Arlington Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Arlington.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 48 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Arlington.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Riverwood.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Arlington. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Arlington For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 199
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 387
More on Riverwood: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Riverwood comes in at 45 and the property crime per capita is 387 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,049
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 387
More on Bluemont: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Bluemont comes in at 45 and the property crime per capita is 387 for 2020.

Ashton Heights Arlington, VA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,113
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 387
More on Ashton Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The Ashton Heights Historic District is a national historic district located in Arlington County, Virginia. It contains 1,097 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 1 contributing structures in a residential neighborhood in North Arlington. The area was first platted and subdivided in 1921. The dwelling styles include a variety of architectural styles, Single-family dwellings built prior to 1950, primarily in the Bungalow / Craftsman and Colonial Revival styles, dominate the neighborhood, with some notable earlier Queen Anne style dwellings. The district includes a number of multiple-family apartment buildings, three churches, the Women’s Club of Ashton Heights, and Columbia Gardens Cemetery. Also located in the district is the separately listed Clarendon School.

The violent crime per 100K people in Ashton Heights comes in at 45 and the property crime per capita is 387 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,637
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 387
More on Arlington-East Falls: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Arlington-East Falls comes in at 45 and the property crime per capita is 387 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,521
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 387
More on Lyon Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Lyon Park comes in at 45 and the property crime per capita is 387 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,493
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 387
More on Arlington Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Arlington Ridge comes in at 45 and the property crime per capita is 387 for 2020.

Lyon Village Arlington, VA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,541
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 387
More on Lyon Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Lyon Village is a neighborhood, or urban village located in Arlington County, Virginia, along Lee Highway. It adjoins Arlington County’s government center, and is approximately one mile west of Rosslyn and less than a mile north of Clarendon, of which it is sometimes considered a sub-neighborhood, as is Cherrydale, the mostly residential district immediately west of Lyon Village.

The violent crime per 100K people in Lyon Village comes in at 45 and the property crime per capita is 387 for 2020.

Yorktown Arlington, VA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,417
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 387
More on Yorktown: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Yorktown comes in at 45 and the property crime per capita is 387 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,408
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 387
More on Waverly Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Waverly Hills comes in at 45 and the property crime per capita is 387 for 2020.

Cherrydale Arlington, VA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,398
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 387
More on Cherrydale: Homes For Sale | Data

Cherrydale is a neighborhood in northern Arlington, Virginia. It is centered on the intersection known as the Five Points consisting of Quincy Street, Military Road, and Old Dominion Road being bisected by Lee Highway. Located in the community is the H-B Woodlawn school. One of the oldest nonresidential structures in the community is the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire House, built in 1919 to serve as the home of the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department. The department supplements the career staff who operate from the Arlington County Fire Department’s Station 3, now located west of the Five Points intersection.

The violent crime per 100K people in Cherrydale comes in at 45 and the property crime per capita is 387 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Arlington

Looking at the data, you can tell that Riverwood is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Virginia residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Arlington For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Riverwood 432
2 Bluemont 432
3 Ashton Heights 432
4 Arlington-East Falls 432
5 Lyon Park 432
6 Arlington Ridge 432
7 Lyon Village 432
8 Yorktown 432
9 Waverly Hills 432
10 Cherrydale 432
11 North Highland 432
12 Arlington Forest 432
13 Leeway 432
14 Tara-Leeway Heights 432
15 Donaldson Run 432
16 North Rosslyn 432
17 Arlington Heights 432
18 Boulevard Manor 432
19 High View Park 432
20 Dover Crystal 432
21 Woodmont 432
22 Maywood 432
23 Old Diminion 432
24 Dominion Hills 432
25 Highland Park-Overlee Knolls 432
26 Madison Manor 432
27 Westover Village 432
28 Arlington View 445
29 Barcroft 479
30 Ballston-Virginia Square 479
31 Long Branch Creek 483
32 Alcova Heights 498
33 Colonial Village 591
34 Radnor-Ft Myer Heights 600
35 Clarendon-Courthouse 623
36 Fairlington-Shirlington 627
37 Aurora Highlands 681
38 Buckingham 698
39 Claremont 734
40 Foxcroft Heights 751
41 Nauck 755
42 Glencarlyn 758
43 Douglas Park 864
44 Penrose 1,001
45 Columbia Forest 1,015
46 Columbia Heghts 1,080
47 Forest Glen 1,113
48 Columbia Heights West 1,370

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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