WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ARLINGTON VA.
If you’ve ever considered moving to the Arlington Virginia area, you may have a lot of questions. This article will cover the facts and history of Arlington, as well as what you can do while visiting this city. You can also find information on home buying and selling statistics in Arlington Virginia. The article also includes some great dining and activity options in the area. It’s a great place to raise a family or retire. Here are some of the most common questions asked by people who live in Arlington, VA.
History and Facts of Arlington Virginia
Before becoming a city, Arlington was a county in the Colony of Virginia. The land grants were given to prominent Englishmen for their political support and efforts in development. Arlington was named after Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington. Arlington Plantation is located on the Potomac River. The property was first named Arlington House, and in 1802 George Washington Parke Custis purchased it. The Arlington House and Arlington Plantation are located in Arlington County.
In the early twentieth century, Arlington County faced a massive housing and infrastructure boom. During the war, the county board voted to block desegregation plans, but the local NAACP chapter filed suit to force the Board to overturn the ruling. The local NAACP chapter and many parents of mixed race children filed suit to stop this action. The board later ruled against the large resistance movement. Today, Arlington is a diverse community that is home to a plethora of small businesses.
Dining & Activities to do in Arlington Virginia
Located less than a half-hour from Washington, D.C., Arlington is a great destination for travelers who love history and nature. From the National Cemetery to award-winning theater, Arlington offers a variety of activities and destinations for travelers. Arlington tourism can help you make the most of your time and experience Arlington’s unique history. Here are 15 things to do in Arlington, Virginia. All are family-friendly.
History buffs will love the Arlington Historical Museum, housed in a historic school, and dedicated to preserving the rich history of the town. Its rotating collection includes more than 350,000 artifacts from the past. The Arlington Historical Society operates the 18th century Ball-Sanders historic museum house, which dates back to 1750. Visitors can experience local history while dining and taking a tour. For those with children, the museum is an excellent place for a scavenger hunt.
Home Selling & Buying Statistics in Arlington Va
The Arlington VA housing market is very competitive. The median sale price of single-family homes in Arlington was up 28% in July compared to July 2017. Prices of single-family homes in the Arlington area are significantly higher than average and are a good sign of a growing demand. The supply of single-family homes is low compared to demand, and is below the 2.5-month balance that is considered balanced.
As a result, the median price of a detached single-family home in Arlington VA was $1,258,648 in December. This is about 17% higher than the median sales price from December 2017. Home buyers paid an average of 1.1% over asking price, indicating that prices aren’t keeping buyers away. In the past year, the average sale price of all houses in Arlington was $810,542. In 2021, the median price of homes in the Arlington area is expected to be $810k, up 12.8% from last year.
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|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|3||Westgate Elementary School||Preschool - 6th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Pimmit Early Childhood Resource Center||Preschool - Preschool||Public|
|4||Lemon Road Elementary School||Preschool - 6th Grade||Public|
|2||Freedom Hill Elementary School||Preschool - 6th Grade||Public|
|5||Kilmer Center||Preschool - 12th Grade||Public|
|5||Colvin Run Elementary School||Preschool - 6th Grade||Public|
|5||Haycock Elementary School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|4||Shrevewood Elementary School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|5||Spring Hill Elementary School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|5||Westbriar Elementary School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|5||Wolftrap Elementary School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|5||Longfellow Middle School||7th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|5||Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School||6th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|4||Kilmer Middle School||7th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|2||Marshall High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|4||George Mason High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Marshall High School Academy||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Marshall Governor's Stem Academy||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Davis Vocational Center||12th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Our Lady Of Good Counsel School||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Catholic/Religious|
|N/A||Ambleside School||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Basis Independent Mclean||Preschool - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||The Madeira School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Tysons Corner Childrens Center||Preschool - Preschool||Private/Charter|
|N/A||First Steps Academy||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Oakcrest School||6th Grade - 12th Grade||Private/Charter|
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.
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