Arlington Town Page

Arlington, MA

Location, Location, Location!

I can’t wait to take you around the hugely popular town of Arlington, MA. A commuter’s dream, this desirable location is just eight miles outside of Boston. Accessible to all major highways, the town is served by many MBTA bus routes, as well as the Red Line subway at nearby Alewife Station, and the commuter rail in West Medford.

The Minuteman Bikeway also calls a portion of Arlington home. This 11-mile trail runs from Alewife Station in Cambridge, through Arlington and Lexington, and ends in Bedford. For those of you looking to cut back on traffic time, biking to Alewife and hopping on the train is an excellent way to get into Boston.

minuteman bikepath arlingtonArlington by the Numbers

There’s so much to say about this thriving community, but let’s start with some numbers. These are key takeaways that you can use to help in your search for a new home.

Arlington Facts

  • Arlington Population: 45,304
  • Square Miles: 5.5
  • Distance from Boston: 8 miles
  • 2022 Average Home Price: Single Family $1,237,034; Condo $795,781
  • 2023 Property Tax Rate Per $1,000: $11.21
  • High School Average SAT Scores: 1,240
  • Median Household Income: $125,701

Things to See and Do

From charmingly restored movie theaters and a bustling restaurant scene to an ice-skating rink and sandy town beach, Arlington is perfect for those who love a night out or a peaceful afternoon reading a book on the shores of Spy Pond. Here are a couple of my favorite things, let me help you find yours.

Movie Theater- Capitol Theater


From Cambridge to Arlington Massachusetts Avenue, where you can find fabulous Restaurants & Bakeries. Here are a few of my favorites –

Educational Matters

Arlington is home to the country’s first public children’s library and kids and books have gone hand in hand here for many years. The public school system is made up of seven elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. There are also a number of private schools. The average SAT scores for the town’s high school students is 1240. View the Arlington Public Schools’ website for more information, or click on the links below for information about each school. For Covid-19 updates, click here.

Arlington Public Schools

Arlington Private Schools

Town Library – Robbins Library (A must see! A beautiful and historically significant building from 1892 in the Italian Renaissance style.)

robbins library

Town Website

The Town of Arlington website is filled with lots of local information to help you get acclimated with the area.

Arlington Utilities

Need help setting up utilities service for your new home? I have put together some useful numbers and information for Arlington utilities.

Thank You…

I would like to sincerely thank you for choosing me as your real estate professional. If you have more questions about Arlington, or about any of the surrounding towns, please call anytime. I look forward to hearing from you!

Elizabeth Crampton, Premier Agent, CRS
Coldwell Banker Realty
cell: 781-389-4400

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