Arlington is located roughly 6 miles Northwest of Boston, covering 5.5 square miles with approximately 44,000 residents.
A town with a rich history, Arlington played a crucial role in the Revolutionary War, where much of the fighting against the British occurred as the Redcoats marched through returning to Boston from the Old North Bridge at the beginning of the war.
Arlington’s Mass Avenue commercial district is hugely successful, attracting folks from neighboring towns to explore its many acclaimed restaurants and boutiques. Arlington is also home to a portion of the Minuteman Bike Trail, a family friendly 10 mile stretch of paved pathway that begins in Cambridge and continues through Arlington and Lexington before ending in Bedford.
Arlington’s school system consists of 7 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school. Arlington has a strong offering of public transportation options throughout the town, providing bus service to a variety of communities, in addition to the Alewife T Station (Red Line) in Cambridge, it also offers convenient access to Rt. 2 and Rt.128/I-95.
Arlington is a desirable community for its relative affordability and easy access into Boston. It is known for offering a more urban feel than some of its suburban counterparts. By the numbers, in 2016 the median household income was $93,787 and the median home value was $653,410. (RPR)