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 runners

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Whether you’re an avid runner or just like to take an occasional jog around your neighborhood or through the park, Arlington is a great place to get in some exercise. While there’s plenty to do, see and experience living in Arlington County, it’s specifically tops when it comes to running.

The county was just named the top spot for runners for the second year in a row. The ranking comes from SmartAsset, a financial website that commonly tracks consumer-oriented things, including the best cities for runners.

According to SmartAsset, when comparing the number of races per 10,000 residents, Arlington has more than any of the other 97 cities it studied. Some options for the spring include Crystal City 5K Fridays, held in

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A great place to live, work and play, it turns out Alexandria is also a fantastic location for man’s best friend. Several publications recently put the area near the top of the list when it comes to the nation’s most dog-friendly cities.

Redfin, a real estate brokerage, teamed up with Rover, a dog-walking service, to come up with a list ranking Alexandria in the 16th spot. The website mentions the area has a walk score of 60 and about three-percent of listed homes for sale mention “dog” in their online listings.

Expedia also considers Alexandria a dog-friendly destination. The city is filled with dog parks, both fenced and unfenced, depending on your preference. There’s also the option of hopping on Mount Vernon Trail, and taking a walk

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Long considered a great place to live, it seems Falls Church is also one of the healthiest place in the nation to put down roots. The city was just designated the third healthiest community by U.S. News & World Report.

The publication studied nearly 3,000 counties and jurisdictions all across the U.S., then ranked the highest 500 communities. Researchers took into account 81 separate indicators.

They included everything from food and nutrition to public safety and population health. The study went way beyond traditional health categories, however. It also looked at a community’s education system, economic performance and housing affordability; all categories it says can have an impact on a population’s longevity and overall

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It’s possible to see examples of gentrification in cities all across the country, but when it comes to cities with the highest percentage of gentrified neighborhoods, DC easily tops the list. While New York City actually has the most by sheer volume, DC has the most by percentage of eligible neighborhoods that have experienced gentrification.

That’s what happens when major new investment comes to lower-income neighborhoods. It’s not hard to find examples of the trend as more and more DC neighborhoods transition into hip new communities filled with trendy new restaurants and condos that attract many to the area, but also force longtime residents out.

An influx of investment often causes home values to rise and more upper-income residents to move

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If you’re searching for a great place to live, you’ll want to take another look at Falls Church City. The financial news website 24/7 Wall Street just named Falls Church City the best “county” to live.

The ranking takes into account its quality of life. 24/7 Wall Street used the same factors used by the UN when ranking nations. This included its life expectancy, poverty rate and opportunities for educational attainment.

In fact, Falls Church did extremely well in all categories. Over a five year span the local population increased by nearly 15-percent. The website also makes note of its less than three-percent unemployment rate, a less than three-percent poverty rate and a nearly 82 year life

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The votes are in and once again Arlington takes the top spot when it comes to the “Best City to Live in America”. The honor comes from Niche, an online review website that annually ranks cities in regards to everything from public schools to crime, diversity and nightlife.

Not only did Arlington rank as the number one city in the Niche listing, but it received an overall grade of an A+. The quality of the city’s public schools helped, as did doing well in the category of cities that are good for families. In both cases Arlington received an A+.

Arlington also received an A+ in nightlife and for the category of health and fitness. The city earned an A for diversity, the commute and outdoor activities. The rankings slipped slightly to a B+ for

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Valentine’s Day may be over, but it turns out romance is still in full bloom in the DC area. Apartment List recently came out with its list of 2019’s top cities for dating, and DC comes out near the top.

Apartment List took in survey data from more than 9,000 of its single users across the nation. Then, it used that data to come up with what it considers the “Top 10 Cities for Dating”.

In this particular list, DC came in at a notable number seven. Nearly 35-percent of singles report they’re satisfied with dating opportunities in the DC area. Men gave Washington, DC the number six spot while single women gave it the eighth spot overall.

DC also ranked in the top 10 when it comes to college-educated singles. A strong job market

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 safest cities in america

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There’s yet another reason to choose Alexandria when it comes to a great location to live, work and play. The city just received the honor of being named one of “The Safest Cities in America” for 2018.

Alexandria took the number two spot in a ranking by SmartAsset, a personal finance website. To come up with the latest ranking, analysts looked at seven different factors, including things like property and violent crime rates, air quality, traffic deaths, the percentage of workers who commute alone and the percentage of area residents who overdose on drugs or drink excessively.

In particular, SmartAsset gave Alexandria high marks for road safety, with one of the lowest rates for traffic deaths in the country. Alexandria

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There’s now more proof that DC’s population is on the rise. The area just surpassed a major milestone, one it hasn’t seen in decades.

As of July 2018, DC’s population stood at more than 702,000 people. That’s a number the District hasn’t seen since the mid 1970s. While the early to mid 1940s counted a record 900,000 residents, the population of the area was on the decline for years.

In fact, it wasn’t until the 2000s that DC started turning those numbers around. Area leaders credit recent investment made in the District. They say it’s only proven that DC is a great place for families, for businesses, and simply a great overall place for anyone to live.

While decades ago immigrants only made up a small percentage of the local population, they

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Not only a great place to live, work and visit, DC’s also a great place when it comes to simply getting around the city. With that in mind, DC was just named a top biking city by Bicycling Magazine.

The publication took into account all types of bicycling-related data to come up with its list of “The Best Bike Cities in America”, putting DC at number 11. Specifically, analysts looked at safety, friendliness and accessibility to bicyclists, as well as the political climate when it comes to biking and overall culture, including biking routes and shops.

While researchers found some cities have little beyond painted bike lanes, others don’t’ even have that, leading them to believe that much of the nation can definitely improve when it comes to

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