IN THE NEWS
Arlington has been recognized as having "one of the best park systems in the country" according to The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit group whose website states their mission is “to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.” Washington, D.C. is also in the top five.
The Shooshan Company likes to highlight local organizations working to make Arlington, and the world, a better place. One such organization is the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH). APAH is a nonprofit focused on increasing the number of committed affordable apartments in the DC Metro area for our low-income neighbors. Their mission states:
Curbed.com, a website detailing neighborhoods and cities, recently published an article on "Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success."
In the article, the author references a new report from Foot Traffic Ahead on the impact of walkable urbanism on U.S. real estate, and that "...On nearly every metric, walkable developments perform better for their citizens, especially economically... On nearly every level, the analysis shows the benefits of denser, human-scale development. High walkability often correlates to improved social mobility."
The Arlington Connection newspaper, part of Local Media Connection, LLC which publishes 15 weekly newspapers (14 in Northern Virginia and 1 in Potomac, Maryland), keeps a running list of weekly and monthly events. This week's featured:
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has announced the first ever Arlington Restaurant Week will take place October 21-28, 2019. As the Chamber states:
"Calling all diners, restauranteurs, foodies, and Arlingtonians with an adventurous palette – mark your calendars for Arlington Restaurant Week! The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our first ever restaurant week held from October 21 through 28 at your favorite Arlington restaurants. Support your community and join your fellow Arlingtonians in trying out some of the best food the area has to offer."