How about living in arlington virginia

All of this is set on the backdrop of the city’s location bordering the District of Columbia. Arlington capitalizes on D.C.’s energy while offering a respite from the never-ending pace of the country’s capital.

This dichotomy gives Arlington its character. The juxtaposition between small town and big city has led people to call Arlington neighborhoods “urban villages.” All of the city’s urban villages have this mix of old and new to varying degrees, and understanding those nuances can help you find the best fit. Here’s a quick guide to give you an idea of which neighborhood in the city is right for you:


Located just close enough to D.C. for an easy commute but just far enough away to unwind, Westover is a great location for those looking to have more of a small-town feel at home.

Arlington’s Farmers Market is located in Westover, and the neighborhood is full of locally-owned stores and restaurants. It’s utterly walkable, full of shady trees and benches to encourage people to stroll, and easily accessed via bus or Metro.


This urban village is younger than some of the other neighborhoods in Arlington, which means it’s still developing its culture and personality. However, it has already become a popular location for young professionals. It’s right near the Washington-Old Dominion bike trail, making it a great location for runners, cyclists, and anyone else who might enjoy the scenic path.

Shirlington Village is a restaurant and shopping district right in the center of the neighborhood that is easily reached by foot from anywhere in Shirlington.


Aesthetically speaking, this neighborhood’s old roots and new businesses have brought Ballston to a crossroads. Because the city is becoming a more popular location for companies, it’s in a transitional stage between the past and the present.

Walking around the block, you can go from a booming metropolis to an adorable suburb. Ballston is a prime example of the idea of an “urban village,” a place that’s both modern and steeped in tradition.

Pentagon City

Pentagon City is the perfect location for someone who wants to be close to D.C. and is prepared to pay the price.