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Arlington
Arlington
Virginia
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Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia coterminous with the U.S. Census Bureau's census-designated place of Arlington, which is the second-largest principal city of the Washington metropolitan area in the United States. As a result, the county is often referred to in the region simply as "Arlington" or "Arlington, Virginia". In 2016, the county's population was estimated at 230,050, making it the sixth-largest county in Virginia, or the fourth-largest city if it were incorporated as such. It is the highest-income county in the U.S. by median family income, and has the highest concentration of singles in the region. The county is situated in Northern Virginia on the southwestern bank of the Potomac River directly across from Washington, D.C., of which it was once a part. With a land area of 26 square miles (67 km2), Arlington is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the U.S., and by reason of state law regarding population density, has no incorporated towns within its borders. Due to the county's proximity to downtown Washington, D.C., Arlington is home to many important installations for the capital region and U.S. government, including the Pentagon, Reagan National Airport, and Arlington National Cemetery. Many schools and universities have campuses in Arlington, most prominently the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University.

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Great community and great schools.
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There's all different age groups here
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very accessible. Close and convenient transportation
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Traffic, lack of parking spaces
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Crystal City is a fast-paced, business community, situated near Washington DC. It is very common to see working professionals with backpacks walking to catch a train, bus, or the Metro, or walking to work having just gotten off of pubic transportation. I would not say it is age-unfriendly, however, the pace here and overall focus is on being a part of the workforce. My husband recently retired and we are spending a few years here.

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How did Virginia earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Virginia has a state sales tax of 5.30%. Of particular interest is that Virginia does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Virginia has an effective property tax rate of 0.79%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Virginia earned its state tax grade of B.

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