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Arlington homes for sale and Virginia real estate

Arlington is an urban county in Virginia of 170,000 residents, located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.  It is the smallest self-governing county in the nation at just 26 square miles with no incorporated towns or cities within Arlington's boundaries.  You will find Arlington homes for sale are in well-established residential neighborhoods with towering trees and charming old homes with character. 

Residents of Arlington are just minutes from the attractions of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.  It is the best place to eat, shop and meet when visiting the National Capital area. 

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is also home to many of the area's well-known attractions such as the Pentagon, the U.S. Marine Memorial "Iwo Jima", Fort Myer and Arlington National Cemetery.  Most Arlington hotels are located within four miles of the Smithsonian Institute, the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Holocaust Memorial Museum and most of D.C.'s attractions.  Arlington is only a short drive from Mount Vernon, Old Town Alexandria, Potomac Mills outlet mall, Manassas battlefield and many other popular attractions.

The county is also a world-class business location in the country's most influential region and the power capital of the globe.  Businesses in Arlington are largely government and tourism services.  The largest private employers are Bell Atlantic Management Services, the Gannett Company (publishers of USA Today), MCI Telecommunications Corp. and USAIR.  With its excellent transportation, communications infrastructure, work force and business climate, Arlington is a powerful address for organizations and individuals seeking direct access to Washington, D.C., and the global marketplace.

Arlington has been on the cutting edge of technology since the conception of the digital revolution.  The Internet was born here, at the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency and the National Science Foundation.  Today, Arlington is the center of the region known as the "Netplex," as Fortune magazine has dubbed the nation's fastest growing communications hub.

Arlington was originally part of 10 square miles surveyed in 1791 to create the District of Columbia.  In response to requests from residents, the Congress returned the portion of the District on the west bank of the Potomac River to the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Established March 13, 1847 as Alexandria County, the name was later changed to Arlington. The county is named for the estate where George Washington Parke Custis lived before he built the house currently known as Arlington House in Arlington National Cemetery.  The estate was named to honor the Earl of Arlington.

Arlington County has an interesting and unique history.  Home to American Indian communities for more than 10,000 years, it was also explored by English settlers in the early 1600s.  The area was first visited by the English not long after the founding of Jamestown.  In 1608, John Smith made his famous voyage of exploration up the Potomac and - quite literally - placed Arlington on the map though it was not known as Arlington until much later.  But Smith's map of 1612, clearly shows the area known today as Arlington, and names an Indian village at a spot that must have been quite close to where the 14th Street Bridge crosses the Potomac today.

After John Smith, other Europeans came up the Potomac "as high as a boat could go" - that is, to the Little Falls.  They came to trade for corn, meat, and furs and were later followed by the land speculators.  In order to encourage colonization, land was granted to those who paid their own or others' way to this country from England.  These grants called "Headrights" offered 50 acres per person.

The growth of Arlington County during the 20th century was dramatic, especially during World War II and the post-war period.  The development of county-wide sewer and water systems meant that dwellings could be built more closely together, first creating separate subdivisions, and then turning Arlington into an urban community at the core of the Washington metropolitan area.

Arlington's central location in the DC metro area, its ease of access by car and public transportation, and its high quality labor force, have attracted an increasingly varied employment and residential mix.  Intensive development within the Metrorail corridors, included  high-rise apartments, office buildings, and commercial areas and has transformed the landscape and the rhythm of life in Arlington.  Arlington is no longer just a "bedroom community" for the District of Columbia; more people now work in, than live in, the County.

The Arlington real estate market offers something affordable for everyone.  The choice of Arlington homes for sale includes single family, townhouses and condominiums.

For similar information about other cities in Virginia, checkout the Fairfax Virginia homes for sale page.

If you would like more information on Arlington, Virginia and or/a comprehensive list of Arlington homes for sale, call or email your Arlington real estate agent Kacem Benali at (202) 413-3052.

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