There is a huge influx of folks moving to Arlington from downtown Boston and Somerville to settle down. Arlington real estate is primarily home to young families, and it’s evident to see why. Every public school in Arlington gets at least an 8 on the 1-10 Great Schools rating scale. Bishop Elementary School scored the highest with a perfect 10 score, but Arlington High School was right behind it with a 9, as were Brackett Elementary School and Dallin Elementary School.
The mission of the Arlington Public Schools is to educate students by promoting academic excellence, by empowering students to achieve their maximum potential, and by preparing students for responsible participation in an ever-changing world. The Arlington Public Schools are committed to helping every student achieve emotional, social, vocational, and academic success.
|ARLINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS||GRADES||TYPE||SIZE||RATING|
|Arlington High School||9-12||High School||1185||9/10|
|Brackett Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||481||9/10|
|Cyrus E Dallin Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||467||9/10|
|Hardy Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||363||9/10|
|John A Bishop Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||412||10/10|
|M Norcross Stratton Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||375||8/10|
|Ottoson Middle School||6-8||Middle School||1054||9/10|
|Peirce Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||270||10/10|
|Thompson Elementary School||KG-5||Elementary School||358||9/10|
|ARLINGTON PRIVATE SCHOOLS||GRADES||TYPE||SIZE||RATING|
|Arlington Catholic High School||9-12||Roman Catholic||650||8/10|
|Arlington Children's Center Inc||NS-K||Daycare / Preschool||112||10/10|
|Dearborn Academy||1-12||Special Education School||148||8/10|
|Lesley Ellis School||NS-8||N/A||182||10/10|
|New Covenant School||NS-6||Christian||132||10/10|
|St. Agnes School||PK-8||Roman Catholic||323||8/10|
|Youth Villages-Germaine Lawrence Campus||6-12||All Girls/Special Education||73||N/A|
*All school statistics have been sourced from GreatSchools.org.
When it comes to Arlington real estate, historical, single family homes dominate. There are also a high number of condo sales.
Arlington was founded over 350 years ago; though it prides its historical background, it has blossomed into a fully modern community. Nods to the past are dispersed throughout the town, including the recreation of its town common. Arlington was the location of the first public children’s library, and the site of most the fighting when the British marched through it returning from the Old North Bridge at the start of the Revolutionary Way. When you are in the Arlington area, you can’t miss out on a visit to Cyrus Dallin Art Museum and Jefferson Cutter House - The museum is in the historic Jefferson Cutter House. Currently it is closed for renovations, but when it’s open you can see the sculpture work of Cyrus E. Dallin, who “is regarded as one of the most important sculptors in American art.” Another must see is the statue in Arlington Center which commemorates Arlington as the birthplace of Samuel Wilson, better known as “Uncle Sam”.
Arlington is the perfect place to walk around Spy Pond Park, just one of many parks in the area. You can also rent canoes or kayaks, go fishing, paddle board, spend time at the playground, or explore the trails at Menotomy Rocks Park. Be sure to check out the abundance of restaurants, bakeries, and shops along Massachusetts Avenue, and don't miss out on Robbins Farm, which was voted one of the top 10 playgrounds in the state.