Talk about a hot seat for high-paying government jobs -- Arlington contains the Pentagon, U.S. Justice Department, State Department and Department of Homeland Security within its borders. Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, and Marriott International round out the area's job-strong economy, which adds to the level of income here.
Arlington has designed a corridor of attractive commercial space near the Metro that speeds residents into Washington D.C. in about half an hour, but the well-designed retail spaces taper out to cozy neighborhoods, bike paths and pedestrian-friendly streets.Subscribe to Money Magazine
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