Arlington County Ranked Among Best Places to Live

Published January 27, 2017

Arlington County has once again received an impressive ranking, this time from 24/7 Wall St., LLC, a financial news company. Four of the counties/independent cities listed in the “top 10” are within DC metro area. These top 10 “Best Counties to Live In” are:

  1. Falls Church Independent City, Virginia
  2. Arlington County, Virginia
  3. Fairfax County, Virginia
  4. Loudon County, Virginia
  5. Howard County, Maryland
  6. Douglas County, Colorado
  7. Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  8. Fairfax Independent City, Virginia
  9. Marin County, California
  10. Alexandria Independent City, Virginia

As 24/7 Wall St. states, “To determine the best counties to live in, 24/7 Wall St. developed an index based on three social measures — educational attainment, poverty rate, and life expectancy — and ranked counties based on their well-being.”

For Arlington County specifically, the article lists the following facts:

  •  5-yr. population change: +13.4%
  • Nov. unemployment rate: 2.7%
  • Poverty rate: 9.0%
  • Life expectancy at birth: 82.8 years


The Shooshan Company is proud to be a part of Arlington County and all it has to offer! The full details on the study as well as the other counties can be seen on the 24/7 Wall St. website here.