Arlington

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$861
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      298
      264
    • Murder
      3
      5
    • Rape
      54
      37
    • Robbery
      129
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      645
      575
    • Theft
      2,634
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      237
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $53,055
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    22%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      9%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      20%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      32%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      23%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      15%
      14%

    Reviews

    432 reviews
    • Excellent
      64
    • Very Good
      176
    • Average
      177
    • Poor
      14
    • Terrible
      1
    I have been living in Arlington, Texas for roughly four years now. There are plenty of restaurants and places to shop especially in the Highlands- not to mention, if you are looking for a good laugh you might want to swing by the Arlington Comedy Club where they have major headliners each week PLUS a free comedy show each Wednesday night featuring local comedians . Looking to get in shape? Join Fitness Connection or Planet Fitness for only 10 dollars a month- or if you are seeking something more advanced you can get a membership with Title Boxing Club like I did for a little extra! Arlington is also the home of hidden gems such as Jamaica Gates Caribbean Cuisine that serves delicious homemade food with a warm family environment. Housing is reasonable, whether you are looking to buy a home or rent an apartment- there are plenty of option available including the beautiful Maverick Place Apartments for college students.
    • Current Resident
    • 18 days ago
    Arlington is an amazing city that centers around its citizens and community. Arlington has an array of free and fun activities throughout the city. For example we have River Legacy, a free park that has multiple playgrounds, ponds, biking trails, hiking trails, fishing holes, picnic areas, and a large educational center. We also have the Levitt Pavilion which has free music from local up-and-coming bands and food from local restaurants. Not to mention we have the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. There is always something fun to do in Arlington!
    • Current Resident
    • 3 months ago
    We're called the dream city because we have all these fun things -- Cowboy Stadium, the Texas Rangers, Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor. On the outlyers we have NRH2O and Hurricane Falls. We have tons of parks and shopping galore -- Traders Village anyone?! Plus, we're nestled between dozens of other awesome cities -- Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, North Richland Hills, Irving, just to name a few. Waco is just a few hours away, as is San Antonio and Austin! If you like the Renaissance, however, that just under an hour drive!
    • Current Resident
    • 18 days ago