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What Makes Arlington So Popular?

Arlington is one of those towns that everyone seems to like. If Arlington were a person, it would be the one you want to take to the dance, or share your ice-cream with. Our high school yearbook might say, "Most Likely to Earn Best Urban/Suburban Living." Our profile might look like this:

·         Just enough attitude to be hip, yet cultured without being stuffy

·         Offers something for everyone

·         Active, professional, educated
·         Liked and well-respected
·         Sought after

What else makes Arlington so popular? Think proximity. Arlington is sandwiched in between Cambridge and Lexington. You have Cambridge, which is like the Brooklyn of Boston - a very populated, trendy and eclectic urban area. Head a few short miles down Mass. Ave. and you have Lexington - a historic, refined and prestigious community.

Except, not everyone can afford the 02421 zip code of Lexington, and not everyone wants to raise a family or sacrifice space to be in Cambridge.

 

Enter, Arlington (with some swagger). Strategically situated in between two very different yet very popular suburbs of Boston, Arlington offers a more affordable taste of both an urban and suburban lifestyle for hipsters looking to start a family, boomers looking to downsize, or anyone who wants some space, some yard, and still be able to easily commute in to Boston.
To break it down in real estate terms, we did a comparison of popular-style homes in the area to see what you get - and don't have to give up - when you move to Arlington.

SINGLE FAMILY

 
Arlington
Cambridge

 

Lexington

 

Address

 

 

1 Ellery Square 

 

27 Locke Lane 

 

Price

 

$799,000

 

$895,000 

 

$799,500 

 

Square feet

 

3,591 

 

1907 

 

2800

 

Bedrooms

 

7

 

3

 

4

 

Bathrooms

 

4f

 

2f

 

2f 1h

 

Other

 

Victorian

 

Contemporary

 

Ranch

 

 
Arlington
Cambridge

 

Lexington

 

Address

 

 

3 Aberdeen Court

 

219 Lincoln Street

 

Price

 

$579,000

 

$599,00

 

$675,000

 

Square feet

 

1,926

 

1,643

 

1,435

 

Bedrooms

 

5

 

2

 

3

 

Bathrooms

 

1f 1h

 

2f

 

1f 1h

 

Other

 

Open 1st floor

 

Condo alternative

 

Cozy Cape

 

CONDO
 
Arlington
Cambridge

 

Lexington

 

Address

 

 

10 Dana Street

 

1475 Mass. Ave.

 

Price

 

$285,000

 

$284,900

 

$284,000

 

Square feet

 

880

 

500

 

1293

 

Bedrooms

 

2

 

1

 

2

 

Bathrooms

 

1f

 

1f

 

2f

 

Other

 

3-season porch

 

4th floor

 

4th floor

 

Of course, this is a very high-level cross-section of what is available, and we know there are a number of variables that come in to play when placing value on a residence. But keep in mind, Arlington has a little something for everyone and you don't have to sacrifice your identity or your lifestyle. And that's pretty cool.