Has a broad mix of housing from middle-class to single-family homes on the hillside straddling Route 2.
Arlington has been up and coming for about fifteen years now and allegations of those living outside the Heights being solely blue-collar are outdated. It is adjacent to Cambridge, so if you work at Harvard or MIT it is an absolutely ideal location, close to Universities, museums, and Boston itself. Arlington has a broad mix of housing from middle-class single-family homes on the hillside straddling Route 2, to multifamily dwellings in working class neighborhoods, to blue collar apartment boxes along Mass Ave. There are a variety of restaurants and subdivisions within Arlington as you move along the massively long Mass Ave corridor (with all of the lights it can take 20 minutes to drive it). The most upscale is technically Arlington Heights, but there is really a variety of housing throughout Arlington. One fact worth considering is that Arlington basically covers a stretch of land between Route 2 and Mass Ave. The stretch along Route 2 is located on a massive hill, which at some points looks directly out over an incredible vista of Boston. So, the closer to Route 2 you get, the more interesting the homes can become because of their proximity to the hill. Nevertheless, the distance between Mass Ave and Route 2 is a mile, so almost everything is within walking distance of the hill. In the past decade, Arlington has improved their school system quite a bit, making the town attractive for families looking to move out from Cambridge and Somerville.
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