Arlington

38 reviews
  1. Suburb of Seattle, WA
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B
Suburb of
Seattle

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$225,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$995
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    106
    264
  • Murder
    5
    5
  • Rape
    32
    37
  • Robbery
    37
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    876
    575
  • Theft
    4,449
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    557
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,131
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

38 reviews
  • Excellent
    6
  • Very Good
    18
  • Average
    14
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
Arlington WA is a great to raise a family or to spend your retirement years. Located just fifteen minutes north of Everett and forty-five minutes south of the Canadian border, Arlington is perfectly situated to take advantage of living in the northern Puget Sound area. Located just five minutes east of I-5 between exit 206 and 208 Arlington has many active farms and small dairies giving it a definite country charm, yet is close to shopping and restaurants. The downtown area encompasses about one square mile and has small town feel with plenty of modern updates and has more than twelve churches of various denominations. There two elementary, and one junior high and one high school to meet the educational needs of growing families with plenty of open spaces and parks for families to enjoy. Outdoor life is active with numerous trails trails to hike and places to fish and camp. It's a great to spend a while, or a lifetime.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Arlington is a very small tight knit community that works together to keep local business and people strong. When faced with disaster, our community banded together to help our neighbors not only survive but rebuild.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
As the city I live in continues to expand with the growth of new businesses and more housing complexes, the amount of crime rates have greatly increased. Unfortunately, my neighborhood which was once a very safe and quiet place, has fallen victim to high incidents of theft and trespassing.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 8 2016