Arlington, Texas


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Young Professionals

Arlington is primarily a suburban family-focused city but the downtown area has been working through some commercial and cultural development. There are also a number of apartment buildings in the area for those looking to live a walk from the handful of pubs and restaurants. If you’re looking to avoid the Dallas and Fort Worth chaos but still live near somewhere you can get a burger and a beer at night you can make it work.

Downtown is also building a budding arts and music scene with local and national/international music venues, decent theatrical performances, arenas and theaters and "artrepreneurs" delivering public art throughout the area.



Viridian is a good neighborhood to start your search for a family home if you like living a bit upscale. Parents like it here because the crime rate is very low and the school district is excellent. You also have the beautiful Viridian Lake Club, which sits on a six-acre peninsula overlooking Lake Viridian. The club has six pools, a beach, volleybal, tennis courts and plenty of outdoor performance spaces. There is also a lake sailing center that can be rented for lessons or races. It’s pretty much all here and it’s a great place to start your search.

  • Viridian
  • Southwest Arlington
  • Vitruvian
  • West Park Row

Arlington Plaza/Town Village/Fox Run


Arlington has a mix of 55+ communities and great neighborhoods for retirees. When you start with a low cost of living, low taxes, great weather and tons of outdoor activities you have all the ingredients needed for retirees. Add on two big cities within a 20 minute drive and those looking for a quiet home but access to culture and community activities makes Arlington the perfect spot.

Arlington Plaza, Town Village Crossing and Fox Run Estates are just a few of the retirement communities within the city limits. Retirees looking for a neighborhood rather than a gated 55+ community should explore Viridian. New homes dominate the streets, so maintenance is at a minimum. Townhomes or single-family are available and the combination of family-friendly energy mixed with a beautiful lake, trails, and health clubs means mental and physical health are core characteristics of those who live here.

  • Viridian
  • Arlington Plaza
  • Town Village Crossing
  • Fox Run Estates