Live. Wonk. Play. That's the life for D.C.'s up and comers in Arlington. By day, its residents shape policy at local federal agencies like the Pentagon, DEA and FDIC.
But when the sun goes down, it's time to turn the BlackBerry off and move and shake to a different groove. With its namesake Ballroom, the Clarendon neighborhood is the area's hub for singles-spotting. Still, Arlington's other "urban villages" are catching up. Head to Restaurant Row in Crystal City or Shirlington's burgeoning nightlife scene to engage in a little bipartisan congress.Subscribe to Money Magazine
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