About Arlington County
Arlington County, Virginia is located in Northern Virginia on the southwestern bank of the Potomac River. It was originally part of the District of Columbia and was known as Bellehaven (later Alexandria) county. In 1790, it was ceded to the Federal Government and became part of the District of Columbia. In 1846, it was returned to Virginia and renamed Arlington County. Arlington has a rich history that dates back to around 1740 when Gerard Alexander built a house near what is now Rosslyn . In 1870, Alexandria County and the City of Alexandria were formally separated and regular elections were held by a post-Civil War government. The county has since grown into a vibrant community with many attractions, including 200-year-old “boundary stone” markers that still remain from its time as part of the nation’s capital.
Attractions Include: Arlington National Cemetery, George Washington Memorial Parkway and Hemicycle, the Pentagon, W&OD Trail, dining, arts, culture and outdoor activities.
Cities/Communities include: Ballston, Clarendon, Columbia Pike, Court House, Crystal City, Langston Boulevard, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Shirlington, Virginia Square. Click Here for highlights of the neighborhoods: https://www.stayarlington.com/neighborhoods/
Estimated Population: 233,000
Median Household Income : $128,000