Arlington County Has Chosen Their New Logo

Arlington County recently held voting and submissions for their new logo. After a thorough search, they have chosen the new symbol of Arlington...

Arlington Ranks #2 In Best Cities To Live In America recently released their 2021 list of the best Best Cities To Live In America. 

Ballston Contains Greater Washington’s Neighborhood With The Highest Density

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."

Arlington Performs Well In Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings Report

According to Arlington Economic Development, Arlington, Alexandria, and Virginia all performed well in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings report!

Arlington County Asks For New Logo Submissions

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."

Ballston Bands & Brews on the Boulevard

This past July, Ballston had its inaugural Bands and Brews on the Boulevard – an all-day, music festival featuring a 200’ Street Pub and performances by six bands on the concert stage...

Arlington Ranked “Fittest City” In America For Fourth Consecutive Year

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."

The History of the Ballston Metro Station

At 1000 N. Glebe Road, pieces of the original "Blue Goose" building were salvaged to create markers with information about Arlington to surround the new building. One of these markers gives a brief history of the Ballston Metro station and how it came to be:

Walkable Cities, Like Arlington, On The Rise, 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."

Arlington Ranked 7th Best City For Runners

Smartasset, a financial technology company, recently published their "Best Cities for Runners – 2021 Edition" which features Arlington as the seventh best city for runners.