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Arlington, Virginia is located just west of Washington, DC, across the Potomac River. While many people believe it is a city, Arlington is actually a county that is counted as a city only for statistical purposes. Originally known as Alexandria County, it was formed at the same time as Washington, DC in 1801. Arlington is known today for being expertly molded and reorganized as it grows with a diverse population of primarily upscale white collar residents. Among the many awards and distinctions held by the county are National Award for Smart Growth, Most Walkable City, Most Educated City, highest median household income, Safest City in which to Weather a Recession, and Best Place for the Rich and Single, and Best City for Families.

Although most of the residents in the county are homeowners, there is quite a selection of Arlington, Virginia apartments. Arlington, Virginia apartments are available in a large variety of county neighborhoods and in the bordering cities. No matter whether you need a pet friendly apartment, a community fitness center, swimming, or covered parking, you will be able to find an apartment in several price ranges that will accommodate you.

Many residents of Arlington, VA apartments are not too concerned about the parking situation. Because the county has such a robust bus system and is on the Metro route, a car is not a necessity. In fact, each Metro stop is in the center of large and unique Arlington neighborhoods known as urban villages. Some of the most popular urban villages are Ballston with its high-rise condominiums near several parks and a large shopping district, Clarendon with new high-rises that appeal to a wide variety of personalities, Pentagon City with its historic luxury apartments, and Virginia Square, where George Mason University is located.

Several choices for entertainment are available for those who rent Arlington, Virginia apartments. If you like nature, the county has some of the best parks in the area, including Theodore Roosevelt Island and the waterfront of Georgetown. If you are a history buff, there are several war memorials located in the area of the famous Arlington National Cemetery. If your idea of a good time is night out on the town, you can visit such unique locations as the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, a combination of a movie theater, restaurant, and bar.

There are over one-thousand restaurants in the county, and some of the best are located in the neighborhood known as Clarendon. Authentic ethnic restaurants are easy to locate as international immigrants are one of the largest groups of residents in the county, right after Urban Power Families and Power Singles. Besides eating, Clarendon is also a great location to have a drink or two. Many of those who rent Arlington, Virginia apartments love to take a walk on the road from Clarendon to the Court House, sampling the wares of the neighborhood Irish pubs.

To be sure, Arlington, Virginia apartments are not cheap. The average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment is nearly $2,000/month. Studios are a little less at $1,600/month, but if you need a three-bedroom apartment, you can expect to pay over $3,500/month.

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