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The County of Arlington, Virginia, is a Self-Governing Jurisdiction

Jun 12

The County of Arlington, Virginia, is a self-governing jurisdiction and the second smallest county in the United States. It is located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with the city of Alexandria to its southeast and the town of Fairfax to its southwest. The city of Alexandria occupies the central part of the county, including its government buildings and the majority of commercial areas. The county seat is the Census-designated place (CDP) of Arlington, and most government offices are in the Courthouse neighborhood. Professional AC repair technicians.

The county has a population of about 207,627 people and 98,050 households. The median income is $108,706 and the average family size is 3.25. The county’s unemployment rate is 2.1%, compared to the national average of 4.6%. Arlington is home to several universities and research centers, including the Joint Base Anacostia-Merchant Marine Corps Medical Center and the National Science Foundation. The city also has a number of cultural attractions, including the Arlington Arts Center and the Pentagon City Mall.

Visitors to Arlington can explore history and science by visiting the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, or they can take a tour of the Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial. Those who prefer to learn more about the arts can visit the non-profit Visual Arts Center, or they can sign up for one of the many art classes that are offered in the area.

Among the city’s best-known landmarks are the Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon, which serve as a reminder of its role in American military history. The Black Heritage Museum of Arlington provides insight into the African American journey from slavery to freedom via exhibits, a monthly lecture series and an oral history program. Another must-see is the Freedman's Village, an evocative model of the community created on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery during the Civil War to provide housing and social services for emancipated formerly enslaved people.

In addition to the County and School Boards, Arlington is governed by five elected Constitutional Officers - the Treasurer, Commissioner of Revenue, Sheriff, Commonwealth's Attorney and Clerk of the Circuit Court. All of these officials serve four year terms. Arlington is represented by three State senators in the 30th, 31st and 32nd Senate Districts and by four State delegates in the 45th, 47th, 48th and 49th House of Delegates districts.

The city has numerous parks and recreation facilities for residents to enjoy. There are also a variety of recreational and athletic programs for young people to participate in. Those who want to get out in the fresh air can enjoy an afternoon of golf or go for a hike on one of the many trails that wind through the city's landscape. There are also a number of restaurants and eateries where people can sample the local cuisine. Synetic Theater is a great choice for those who want to experience an artistic performance that blends literature, drama, movement and music. The venue offers thought-provoking adaptations of contemporary and classical works.

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