Colonial Village in Arlington, VA Voted Best Place to Live in America by Niche


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Arlington’s Colonial Village neighborhood has been named the best place to live in America by the ranking website Niche

The historic, garden-style apartment and condo complex, located next to Rosslyn and Courthouse, is home to nearly 3,000 people and boasts lower housing costs compared to other nearby neighborhoods. 

Reasons for the Recognition

The neighborhood’s appeal lies in its easy walkability to two Metro stations and numerous stores and restaurants, making it an attractive location for residents. 

Also, it boasts lower housing costs compared to other nearby areas, easy walkability to two Metro stations, and proximity to numerous stores and restaurants.

The neighborhood received high marks for schools, nightlife, diversity, proximity to jobs, health and fitness, outdoor activities, and being good for families.

Furthermore, the neighborhood’s urban feel, with numerous bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks, adds to its appeal.

The recognition solidifies Colonial Village’s status as an exceptional place to live, with its blend of affordability, diverse amenities, and vibrant community life setting it apart.

The neighborhood’s strong sense of community, convenience, and overall quality of life have contributed significantly to its top ranking, making it a highly sought-after residential area in the country

Arlington as a whole was ranked as the No. 4 “Best City to Live in America,” offering an urban feel, with many bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

Other Southern cities round out the top 25

Colonial Village wasn’t the only best place to live from the South. Florida in particular won out readers with numerous liveable neighborhoods. 

Rounding out the top 25 were also these Southern charmers:

  • Uptown in Tampa, Florida (#4)
  • Hyde Park – Spanishtown Creek in Tampa, Florida (#6)
  • Radnor/Fort Myer Heights in Arlington, Virginia (#8)
  • Harbour Island in Tampa, Florida (#9)
  • Johns Creek in Atlanta, Georgia (#13)
  • Audubon Park in Orlando, Florida (#22)
  • Stone Ridge, Virginia (#23)
  •  Alpharetta, Georgia (#25)


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