Known for its natural beauty and ample green space.

Overview for Arlington, MA

46,045 people live in Arlington, where the median age is 39.7 and the average individual income is $69,007. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.7 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Welcome to Arlington

A family-friendly town just north of Boston

Located in the heart of Massachusetts, Arlington is a family-friendly suburb with easy access to Boston and other surrounding suburbs. With bodies of water on either side, Arlington is known for its natural beauty and ample green space.

The town has a strong sense of community, with a vibrant downtown area that features an array of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. Schools are highly rated, and there are plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy.

The Arlington real estate market features a variety of homes in Arlington. Architecture varies significantly from classic cape-style houses to modern buildings with large windows to allow ample natural light. You'll find old Victorian-style homes to newer structures with modern lines.

What to Love

  • Close to Boston
  • Many bodies of water nearby
  • Highly rated schools
  • Access to transportation lines

Local Lifestyle

Arlington is an excellent place for families or those looking to settle down. You can easily access Boston and the surrounding suburbs, but the town maintains its sense of community.

Arlington is very walkable, with many things within walking distance of downtown. As a whole, it's easy to get around the town without a car—and you can rely on public transit to access other areas easily.

We can describe the vibe and ambiance as family-friendly, laid back, and quaint. The residents as a whole are wholesome, and many are young families. The culture is diverse, with many families looking for a safe place to raise their children.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Massachusetts is known for fantastic dining, and Arlington is no exception. It has limited options like a small town, but you'll find plenty of independent restaurants to try along the central road downtown.

Nestled in historic Arlington Center, Blue Ribbon BBQ is the perfect place to chow down on authentic Texas-style barbecue. They have all your favorites, from ribs and pulled pork to burgers and unique sides.

Alternatively, Scutra is an upscale restaurant with an elegant European menu housed in a historic building. They have a global wine list and a seasonally rotating menu.

For shopping and entertainment, stay on the main road, and you'll have no problem finding something. There are many small shops and boutiques to browse, while the larger retail stores are just a short drive away.

The local movie theater, The Capitol Theater, shows all your favorites in true classic style.

Things to Do

One of the most popular things in Arlington is visiting Spy Pond Park. This large pond is known for its incredible views and location right in the heart of town. There are plenty of trails to explore around the water, including a tremendous 1.5-mile bike path that's perfect for long walks or jogs.

This location can make anyone's day with a playground, baseball field, and boat ramp.

The University Country Club in Arlington is a local course that offers 18 holes of challenging play for those who love golf. You'll also find an Olympic-sized swimming pool with diving boards, six lighted tennis courts, and a clubhouse.

If you're looking for something outdoors, keep in mind that the Middlesex Fells Reservation is northwest of Arlington. This park has over 1,500 acres perfect for hiking or biking, with over 40 miles of trails winding through the landscape.


Arlington has many highly rated schools that produce great students to top universities nationwide. Arlington Public School District oversees over a dozen public schools across the area. The system has some of the best schools in Massachusetts, including:

  • Arlington High School
  • Gibbs School
  • Peirce School

Arlington Real Estate

Arlington's schools and close proximity to Boston make it a great place to call home. The team at RE/MAX Destiny is ready to find you Arlington homes for sale. We have been finding clients their dream homes for years, so get in touch with us and you'll be moving into your Arlington home in no time.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Arlington, MA

Arlington has 19,308 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Arlington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 46,045 people call Arlington home. The population density is 8,952.81 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

46.73 / 53.27%

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Around Arlington, MA

There's plenty to do around Arlington, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including mica - sweet creations, Whiskful, and The Pilates Rx.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.94 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.24 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.01 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.41 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.77 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.96 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

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