Arlington Town Info

About Arlington 

The Town of Arlington was originally settled in 1635 as a village with the name Menotomy and still remains proud of its history in the community today. The town is the birthplace of Uncle
Sam, the site of most of the fighting when the British marched through it returning to Concord at the start of the Revolutionary War, and the location of the first public children’s library. Once a thriving agriculture and mill town, Arlington's excellent access to metropolitan Boston has made it a very desirable place to live and has preserved many of its historical buildings. 

It has a very diverse population which has demanded great schools and recreation facilities that has attracted many families. It is accessible to all major highways, the town is served by many MBTA bus lines, and the Red Line is nearby (Alewife Station). The Minuteman Bikeway also goes through Arlington as well as Lexington which runs to Alewife Station in Cambridge and ends in Bedford. Biking to Alewife and hopping on the train into Boston is a great way to commute and beat the city traffic. 

Arlington Quick Facts

  •        Arlington Population: 42,844
  •        Square Miles: 5.5
  •        Distance from Boston: 8 mile
  •        2016 Sales – Single Family: 305
  •        2016 Sales – Condo: 251
  •        2016 Average Home Price: Single Family $695,000
  •        2016 Average Condo Price: $463,844
  •        2016 Median Income, with children: $140,000
  •        2016 Property Tax Rate Per $1,000: $12.80
  •        High School Average SAT Scores: 1,719

Places to see/Things to do 

  • Minuteman Bikeway, which is a great place to walk your dog or bike into Cambridge
  • Spy Pond Park is a great peaceful place to bring a book or go ice skating in the winter, right next to the Minuteman Bikeway
  • The Capitol Theater, which was built in 1925 and a great place to go to the movies
  • Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is right in Arlington Center which is where you will experience the art of a great American sculptor, Cyrus E. Dallin who found inspiration in classical forms, the heroes of European-American history, his family, and the Native Americans
  • The Old Schwamb Mill is the oldest continuously operating mill in the United States dating back to the civil war and has been in operation for 300 years
  • Menotomy Rocks Park is a public park with 35.5 acres of woodland, walking paths, informal play fields, and a 3-acre pond, perfect for a day out with the family

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