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2020 top cities for runners

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As the pandemic stretches on, more and more people are looking for a way to exercise. For some, that means lacing up their running shoes.

In particular, the financial company SmartAsset found cities in the Midwest seem to be especially popular with runners. While Minneapolis and Omaha took the website’s top two spots for 2020, Arlington followed close behind.

For several reasons, SmartAsset, put Arlington close to the top of its list when it comes to “Best Cities for Runners- 2020”. This is the fourth year in a row that SmartAsset has come out with its annual list. For the past two years Arlington has hung onto first place.

While third place is hardly something to feel bad about, some of the other cities on the list

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arlington ridge va real estate

Imagine a place where you can soak up some fantastic views of DC, without giving up the enjoyment of a quiet, neighborhood setting. That vision becomes reality in the neighborhood of Arlington Ridge.

This residential neighborhood sits in southern Arlington, with a hillside setting that’s hard to surpass. Largely residential, Arlington Ridge is close to Alexandria and the Pentagon.

It’s full of homes primarily built between the 1920s to around the mid-century mark. This long-standing community has served as home to some area residents for generations.

Known for having a wide selection of single-family homes, Arlington Ridge is the kind of neighborhood where you can spend time out in your back yard, and not have to worry about the quality of

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arlington forest - arlington va

With its tree-lined streets and its Colonial homes, Arlington Forest presents the appeal of the suburbs, and the convenience of easy access to DC. Made up primarily of single-family homes, the neighborhood sits in Arlington, and its known for its mature trees and nearby parkland.

A majority of the hundreds of homes that make up Arlington Forest were built in the late 1930s through the late 1940s by the very same homebuilder. That’s why so many of homes in the neighborhood today work so well together.

Many of the all-brick Colonials you’ll find throughout Arlington Forest are originals, despite the fact that some homeowners have since added on to the homes. Still, the character of the neighborhood remains unspoiled, as it is small enough to offer

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If you’re looking for a great place to live in the DC area, consider putting Arlington at the top of your wish list. From its highly rated public schools to its local amenities, you’re sure to find plenty of good reasons to make the move to Arlington.

It should come as no surprise then that Niche.com recently ranked Arlington the best city to live in the nation. While it may technically be a county, Arlington has led the website’s list of the “Best Cities to Live” since 2016.

It calculates its rankings not only on the quality of local schools but also on things like walkability, abundant nightlife opportunities, a low crime rate and job opportunities.

Arlington received an overall Niche grade of an A+. As part of that, it received an A+ for

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waverly hills - arlington va

Noted as one of the nation’s top real estate markets this year, Waverly Hills continues to charm residents with its picture-perfect qualities. This nationally registered historic district offers well-kept homes, tree-lined streets and a friendly atmosphere.

Described by some as an urban village, nearly 500 detached homes make up Waverly Hills, the majority of which date back to the late 1930s and 1940s. While some of the old brick Colonials in the neighborhood are original, there are also some older homes that have been remodeled or even torn down and replaced by larger, newer construction homes in Waverly Hills.

That’s why today you’ll see a real mix of home styles and sizes throughout the neighborhood. Waverly Hills is also home to the

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alexandria vaPhoto: Geoff Livingston

As more and more Baby Boomers hit retirement age, some are looking for a new home to spend their Golden Years. There are plenty of things to consider, but for those who identify as LGBTQ, the list likely gets even longer.

While the senior population may be less forthcoming than younger generations in terms of identifying as LGBTQ, seniors as a whole are expected to double to 88 million people by 2050. That’s millions upon millions of older adults potentially looking for a retirement home.

SeniorAdvice.com recently combined rankings for LGBTQ and retirees to come up with a list of some of the most LGBTQ-friendly cities for retirement in the nation. The website took into account things such as the overall percentage of a

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national landing

Locals may still refer to the separate neighborhoods of Crystal City, Potomac Yard and Pentagon City individually, but the Crystal City Business Improvement District now officially has a new, more cohesive name. The old Crystal City BID is now known as National Landing BID.

Along with its new name, the BID also has a new logo and a newly rebranded website. The logo is reflective of the area, with yellow, blue and green colors to reference area parks and green space, as well as the nearby Potomac River and the Metrorail lines. All three neighborhood names are also incorporated into the logo itself.

Proponents first brought up the idea of making the name change some time ago. Part of that had to do with the BID’s expansion from Crystal City into

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nauck - arlington vaPhoto: howderfamily.com

For affordability in Arlington, you may want to take another look at the Nauck neighborhood. At home in southern Arlington County, Nauck partially borders neighboring Alexandria, Columbia Heights, Douglas Park and Four Mile Run.

Named after a former Army soldier and landowner, Nauck holds the distinction of being home to the oldest African American community in Arlington. While more diverse these days than in the past, some are still drawn to the area’s history, as well as its current offerings.  The community is also known as Green Valley.

The neighborhood is full of churches and long-standing businesses that have long been a part of the community for generations. While boasting a relatively easy commute into the city,

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residences at liberty center - 888 quincy st n arlington va

Amenities and location are often key when it comes to finding that perfect new home, and one particular building capitalizes on both by offering the best rooftop in Arlington. Residences at Liberty Center is one of the most sought-after properties in the area.

That’s thanks, at least in part, to the amazing views from its rooftop deck. Not only will you find a swimming pool and lounge with a fire pit on its rooftop, but it’s also the place to take in some sweeping views of area monuments, Arlington and the DC skyline.

Residents of Liberty Center are also sure to enjoy the building’s convenient underground parking garage and its 24-hour concierge service. As well, residents can easily access a private courtyard and grilling area from the first

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buckingham - arlington vaPhoto: Arlington County

Made even more desirable by its affordability and its history, Buckingham continues to draw in new and prospective residents to this day. This North Arlington neighborhood is filled with a diverse mix of apartments, condos and some single-family homes, providing the opportunity to rent or own in Arlington.

Some might say Buckingham has one of the larger selections of affordable housing options in all of Arlington County. There is additionally the opportunity for senior housing for older residents to choose from in Buckingham.

The large selection and general affordability of housing is, no doubt, a big draw for many people currently living in or considering a move to the neighborhood. This longstanding neighborhood has been

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