Welcome to Arlington

Arlington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, six miles (10 km) northwest of Boston. The population was 42,844 at the 2010 census.

The Town of Arlington was settled by European colonists in 1635 as a village within the boundaries of Cambridge, Massachusetts under the name Menotomy, an Algonquian word meaning “swift running water”. A larger area, including land that was later to become the town of Belmont, and outwards to the shore of the Mystic River, which had previously been part of Charlestown, was incorporated on February 27, 1807 as West Cambridge. In 1867, the name “Arlington” was chosen in honor of those buried in Arlington National Cemetery; the name change took effect that April 30.

Quick Facts

Population

42,844

Female

22,800

Male

20,044

  • White
    35,359
    78.5%
  • Hispanic
    1,748
    3.9%
  • Asian alone
    5,224
    11.6%
  • Black
    926
    2.1%
Median Home Price

$ 603,972

Average Income

$104,969

Median resident age

41.6 years

Arlington Schools

SchoolGradesSchool LevelState Ranking/# of SchoolsStudent/Teacher Ratio
Arlington Children’s CenterK-KPrivate–: –/–5.2
Arlington High9-12High2017: 66/34813.1
BrackettK-5Elementary2017: 102/93815
Cyrus E DallinK-5Elementary2017: 204/93815.1
Dearborn Academy4-12Private–: –/–3
HardyK-5Elementary2017: 210/93814.7
John A BishopK-5Elementary2017: 28/93817
Lesley Ellis SchoolPK-8Private–: –/–6.5
M Norcross StrattonK-5Elementary2017: 284/93815
Menotomy PreschoolPK-PKElementary–: –/–11.2
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Highest Rated Places to Eat in Arlington

The Salty Pig

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Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar Back Bay

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4

Mexican
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Ostra

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4.5

Seafood
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Luke’s Lobster Back Bay

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4

Seafood
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75 Chestnut

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4

American (New)
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Davio’s

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Italian
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