Arlington, in northern Virginia, is located just on the other side of the river from Washington, D.C. Formerly a part of the District of Columbia, the area that is now known as Arlington was formally returned to Virginia in 1847. Arlington enjoys similar amenities with its sister city across the Potomac, without some of the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C. Home to the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, and numerous memorials and museums, Arlington is just a short car, bus, or metro ride away from Washington, D.C. and easy access to additional opportunities in Northern Virginia.
Homes for sale in Arlington can serve a number of different needs. There is easy access, including public transportation, to those working in Washington, DC. Arlington has a number of business and government contractor firms in its own right. Rosslyn offers upscale condo living with easy access to the city, while neighborhoods, such as Shirlington continue to grow with a mix of single-family homes, condos, and apartments. Falls Church can provide a more suburban feel, but has direct access to the Metro and other public transportation options, including to nearby airports. Arlington real estate options are expansive, with homes available in many price ranges and styles.