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Arlington, Massachusetts

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Arlington is a suburb of Boston 6 miles northwest of Boston. Located in Middlesex County, Arlington is bordered by Winchester, Medford, Somerville, Cambridge, Belmont and Lexington. It has an “urban suburban mix” feel and the home ownership percent is high. In Arlington you will find a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.


Community Resources

City of Alington Web Site Arlington Schools

Non Profits and Civic Clubs

Arlington Eats
Walking in Arlington WAND
Visiting Nurse and Community Health, Inc. True Story Theater
Wayside Arlington Arlington Public Art
The Philharmonic Society of Arlington Arlington Newcomers and Neighbors
Friends of Spy Pond Park Friends of Robbins Farm Park
Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park Friends of Great Meadows
Friends of Alewife Reservation Fidelity House
Cyrus Dallin Art Museum The Children’s Room
Arlington Soccer Club Arlington School’s Foundation
Arlington Pop Warner Arlington Hockey and Figure Skating Club
Arlington Historical Society Arlington Garden Club
Arlington Friends of the Drama Arlington Family Connection
Arlington Dog Owners Group Arlington Community Media
Arlington Children’s Theater Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Arlington Center For The Arts Arlington Boys & Girls Club
Arlington Advocate  



The Town of Arlington has an excellent school system with seven elementary schools, one middle school, and Arlington High School. Visit Arlington Public Schools.


Arlington is bounded on the south by Route 2, a major transportation route allowing access to Boston and the western part of Massachusetts. It is also a short distance from Interstate 93 and 95. Other major routes that go through the town are Routes 2A and 3. Public transportation is provided through the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) servicing the Greater Boston area with bus service and a subway system. Closest access to the subway system is through the Alewife Station located just over the Arlington border in Cambridge. 


42,844 (2010 U.S. census)
42,389 (2000 U.S. census)
44,630 (1990 U.S. census)
46,465 (1985 state census)
48,219 (1980 U.S. census)
52,720 (1970 U.S. census) 

Tax Rate

FY 2005, $10.94 per $1,000
FY 2004, $10.64 per $1,000
FY 2003, $13.61 per $1,000
FY 2002, $13.85 per $1,000 
FY 2001, $13.17 per $1,000 

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Jodi Crowley

I’m Jodi Crowley, lifestyle blogger and Realtor at Lamacchia Realty. I live and work North of Boston and love everything this beautiful area has to offer. If you live North of Boston or are thinking about moving here, you have come to the right place! Stay up to date with North of Boston Events, Restaurants, Outdoors, Real Estate and more!
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