IN THE NEWS
Greater Greater Washington, a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization, recently published an article titled "Which neighborhood in Greater Washington has the highest density? Hint: It’s not in DC."
According to Arlington Economic Development, Arlington, Alexandria, and Virginia all performed well in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings report!
As Arlington County states: In 2020, the County Board approved a process to replace the current County logo and seal, which depict Arlington House...From February 12 to March 12, 2021 community members submitted more than 250 ideas for Arlington County’s new logo, which a volunteer Logo Review Panel reviewed and further developed with a consultant. Residents were invited to share feedback on the top five initial concepts between April 23 and May 26."
The 2021 Fitness Index from the ACSM ranked Arlington, VA as the "Fittest City In America." As their website states, "The ACSM American Fitness Index, a ranking of America’s 100 largest cities, celebrates healthy, active lifestyles. Cities with the highest scores are considered to have strong community fitness, a concept analogous to individuals having strong personal fitness."
Curbed.com, a website detailing neighborhoods and cities, writes "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."