Arlington, MA Local Area Information

About Area

Arlington, founded over 350 years ago, remains proud of its history, even as it has grown into a thoroughly modern community. The birthplace of Uncle Sam, the location of the first public children's library, and the site of most of the fighting when the British marched through it returning from the Old North Bridge at the start of the Revolutionary War, Arlington has preserved many of its historical buildings and even recreated its town common. Once a thriving agriculture and mill town, Arlington's excellent access to metropolitan Boston has made it a very desirable place to live. Its diverse population has demanded good schools and recreation facilities which has made it attractive to families.

Commercial development centers along Massachusetts Avenue which traverses the Mill Brook valley. Residences are located on the flat former agricultural land in East Arlington or on the slopes on either side of the east-west "Mass Ave" corridor. Townspeople have recently instituted a visioning process to articulate the community's goals as it continues to adapt to ever changing times. Population diversity, education, business, care for the environment, encouragement of culture, and citizen involvement have been reaffirmed. (Narrative supplied by community)


Eastern Massachusetts, bordered by Winchester on the north, Medford and Somerville on the east, Cambridge and Belmont on the south, and Lexington on the west. Arlington is 6 miles west of Boston, 19 miles south of Lowell, 39 miles east of Fitchburg, and 200 miles from New York City.

Total Area: 5.51 sq. miles

Land Area: 5.18 sq. miles

Population: 44,630

Density: 8,616 per sq. mile

Source: Mass Department of Housing and Community Development

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $685,400

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $685,400 $203,400
Median Single Family Home Value $724,500 $201,300
Median Condo Value $498,200 $218,600
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $551,700 $159,500
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $712,200 $197,500
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $804,700 $321,600
Percent Homes Decreasing 2.7% 18.4%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $411 $128
Median Sale Price $628,300 $225,300
Property Tax $6,214 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 0.2% 2.9%
1-Yr. Change 7.7% 6.5%

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