Virginia, Arlington County

Shirlington
Shirlington
Arlington Cemetery
Arlington Cemetery
Signature Theater - Shirlington
Signature Theater - Shirlington

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Arlington is located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and is an urban county of about 200,000 residents. Originally part of the District of Columbia, Arlington County is 26 square miles and is geographically the smallest county in the United States. Arlington is also the smallest self-governing county in the United States It is the location of Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon.

Population

Arlington has no existing incorporated towns because it has a population density greater than 1,000 persons per square mile. Its county seat is ArlingtonGR6, which is co-extensive with Arlington County. The neighborhood of Courthouse is often thought of as seat by residents. It has an over 86,000 households, and 39,000 families. It has the highest population density of any county in Virginia. The average household size is 2.15 and the average family size is 2.96. The median age is 34 years and for every 100 females there are 101.50 males.

Geography

It is bounded on the north by Fairfax County, on the west by the City of Falls Church, on the south by the City of Alexandria, and on the east by the Potomac River; across the river is the City of Washington, DC. A person standing on Memorial Bridge in Arlington is exactly as far from the Cumberland Gap, Virginia's western extreme point, as they are from downtown Boston, Massachusetts -- 394 miles. The three-digit zip code prefix 222 uniquely identifies Arlington.

Neighborhoods in Arlington

There are numerous unincorporated neighborhoods within Arlington that are commonly referred to by name as if they were distinct towns. The county characterizes some of these neighborhoods -particularly those located at Metro rail stations and other major transportation corridors - as "urban villages." Arlington includes a large selection of Sears Catalog Homes, which were offered between 1908 and 1940, Considered to be of exceptional quality, in modern times, these houses are sought after by many home buyers. As well, Arlington features some of the first and among the best examples of post-World War II garden style apartment complexes in the U.S., some of which were designed by architect Mirhan Mesrobian. Numerous residential neighborhoods and larger garden-style apartment complexes are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and/or designated as Local Historic Districts including Arlington Village, Arlington Forest, Ashton Heights, Buckingham, Cherrydale, Claremont, Colonial Village, Fairlington, Lyon Park, Lyon Village, Maywood, Penrose, Waverly Hills and Westover.

Transportation

Arlington is the home of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Arlington is served by the Orange, Blue and Yellow lines of the Washington Metro. Additionally, it is served by Virginia Railway Express (commuter rail), Metrobus (regional public bus), and a local public bus system, Arlington Transit (ART). Arlington is traversed by two interstate highways, Interstate 66 in the northern part of the county and Interstate 395 in the southern part, both with high-occupancy vehicle lanes or restrictions. In addition, the county is served by a number of multi-lane urban arterial roads and the George Washington Memorial Parkway.