The downtown skyline in Arlington, Virginia.
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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 81
Demographics 52
Economy 41
Education 65
Health 62
Housing 60
Infrastructure 62

#49. Arlington, VA

Chief among the reasons why Arlington is a Top 100 Best Place to Live are the city’s strong educational system, growing economy, and thriving arts and culture scene. Residents pay a premium to enjoy historic houses, views of the Potomac River, and proximity to George Mason University and Marymount University. Many Arlington residents work for the federal government, which has several agencies and departments in the city, including the Department of Defense, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Transportation Security Administration. 

See where Arlington ranked on the Top 10 Healthiest Cities 2015

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