Arlington County is located in Northern Virginia, directly across from Washington, D.C. on the south bank of the Potomac River. With 26 square miles of land area, Arlington is one of the geographically smallest self-governing counties in the United States and has no incorporated towns due to a state law regarding population density. Bordered by City of Falls Church and Fairfax County to the northwest, southwest and west, with the city of Alexandria to its southeast. This area was known as Alexandria City and Alexandria County until 1920 when the county portion was renamed Arlington County.
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Federal Government Has Many Headquarters Located in Arlington VA
Many of our federal government’s headquarters are based in Arlington because of proximity to Washington, D.C. These include the Department of Defense which occupies the Pentagon, Transportation Security Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration and Defense Advanced Research Projects. The government employs 24.1% of their labor force. (www.agency.governmentjobs.com
arlington is “best places for the rich & single” (cnn money)
Arlington is the highest income county in the United States and also has the most concentration of singles in the region. Rated by CNN Money in August 2011 for The “Best Places for the Rich and Single”, Arlington was ranked seventh. With an annual income of over $100,000 for their population 25-34 year olds (8.82% of the population), was second in the nation.
With having 90% of their high school graduates continue their education, the area is known to be very well educated. Their public school system invests $19,724.00 per student with a national average of $12,435.00. They have a pupil teacher ratio of 12.6 to 1. 92.4% of the population over the age of 25 has a high school degree or higher, with 72.2% having a Bachelor’s degree or higher and topping out at 37.7% with a graduate or professional degree. Arlington is ranked #17 on the “Top 100 best educated cities with a population of over 50,000”( www.arlington.k12.va.us),
Arlington Ranks High in Smart Growth Principles with Transit Oriented Development
Arlington continues to support nationally recognized smart growth principles with transit oriented development, concentrating density around transit stations in this densely populated area of the country. Their residents and workers are served by 54 Capital Bikeshare stations, 13 ART bus routes, 11 Metrorail stations and 86 miles of bicycle routes and jogging trails to accommodate a wide range of options for their work and personal needs. This makes Arlington a car-optional community. 30,000 combined station entries and exits, are an average weekday, at The Pentagon and Pentagon City Metrorail, making them the most heavily used in the area.
Arlington National Cemetary and Iwo Jima Memorial
Arlington is also known for its historical memorials. With the Arlington National Cemetery, the last home of more than 400,000 veterans, active duty service members and their families, inclusive of the Tomb of the Unknowns, which is marked by the eternal flame and guarded around the clock. Just outside its entrance is the Marine Corps Memorial also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial. It is dedicated to all the personnel of the United States Marine Corp who have died in the defense of the United States since 1775. The Pentagon Memorial, remembering the 184 men and women who lost their lives due to the attacks on 911 and the United States Air Force Memorial displayed on the grounds of Fort Myer, honoring all of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations for their service and sacrifices are also in the vicinity making there lots to reflect upon in Arlington.
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