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Seated on the southwestern bank of the Potomac River, Arlington County land and farms benefit from proximity to the US capitol and the beauty of a natural riverside view. While Arlington isn’t technically a city, its location in Northern Virginia and proximity to Washington, DC, have made it one of the most significant parts of the Washington metropolitan area. Despite their metropolitan trappings, land and farms in Arlington County build off a long history of agricultural development. Arlington County’s government heavily invests in urban agriculture and local farmers, hosting nine farmers’ markets, supporting seven community gardens, and offering educational opportunities to new gardeners and seasoned farmers. Arlington has the lowest unemployment rate anywhere in Virginia, with many jobs supplied by federal agencies like the Pentagon, headquartered in Arlington. BusinessWeek labeled Arlington the safest city in which to weather a recession, and the economy only seems to be growing in recent years, with companies like Amazon and Boeing establishing headquarters in the city.
Opportunities in Arlington range from estates, farmland, and acreages for residential and commercial use. Residents of Arlington County land and farms are served by the Washington Metro, which connects Arlington to DC and the rest of the Eastern seaboard. The local Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was voted the country’s best airport by Condé Nast and offers domestic flights all over the country. If you prefer exploring the local area, Arlington has a long and storied history, with many historical sites, including Arlington National Cemetery and over 25 historic districts. Arlington Arts sponsors concert series, art programs for all ages, and events like the annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival. Fans of the outdoors can take advantage of Arlington’s 1,100 acres of parks, which offer sports and nature programs for all ages and over 75 multi-purpose trails.
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