A Place To Explore
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.
Homes in Morningside are characterized by larger plots of land providing wonderful neighborhoods with nice yards and areas for playing. It is known as one of the more affluent neighborhoods in Arlington.
The rolling hills of Morningside run along the edge of the Winchester Country Club and Golf Course. You might sacrifice some walkability for peace and quiet, yet you’re never far from all the Arlington and the surrounding communities have to offer.
School Districts Include: Stratton, Bishop
Arlington Heights has always been a much desired location for its diversity, space, and excellent elementary schools. More affordable housing options than the surrounding towns of Belmont, Lexington and Winchester make this a popular place to enter the Arlington market.
The Heights is home of great restaurants such as Trader Joe’s, Panera Bread, The Meat House, Jimmy’s Steer House, Balich 5 &10, and many more. Take a walk around the reservoir or along the Minuteman Bikepath!
Arlington Heights runs along either side of Massachusetts Avenue from about Bow Street to Brattle Street. While it has mostly single family homes, there is a mix of housing types that offer a little something for everyone.
School Districts Include: Pierce, Dallin, Brackett
The Arlington Center Historic District includes the civic and commercial heart of Arlington, Massachusetts. The cross-section of Mass Ave, the Pleasant St Historic District, and Broadway is home to many great restaurants and shop.
There are also convenience stores, coffee shops, fitness centers, CVS, the Regent Theatre, entrance to the bike path, and Robbins Public Library – home of the first free continuous children’s library in the nation. Vibrant Arlington Center is truly a highly desirable location for many.
School Districts Include: Bishop, Thompson
Jason Heights is known for its classic Victorian homes. You will find large, prestigious homes, many listed on Arlington’s Historical Commission’s registry of architecturally significant homes. Many of those homes also have Boston views, and are in proximity to Menotomy Rocks Park, one of the most special places in the town. It has a pond, a big playground, lots of walking trails in the hilly woods.
Jason Heights is one of Arlington’s most desirable areas with proximity to Robbins Farm Park as well as the Arlington Center business district (Regent Theater, Robbins Library, Tryst, and many more). People who love the outdoors as well as a vibrant neighborhood enjoy the contrasts of Jason Heights.
School Districts include: Brackett, Bishop
What’s not to love about East Arlington? (or Cambridge North, as it has become!) There is a lot to do in this neighborhood, such as “the 1920s-era Capitol Theatre, sister cinema to the Somerville Theatre; Barismo, a destination for serious coffee lovers; Quebrada Baking, a cozy bakery that looks straight out of Bavaria; or go fishing and kayaking at Spy Pond.
East Arlington is known for its walkability to shops, restaurants and transportation, and it is the most urban of the Arlington neighborhoods. No strip malls here and there are plenty of gems along Mass. Ave. including the Fox Library, Maxima Gift Center, Flora, and many more.
School Districts include: Thompson and Hardy
Arlington, Massachusetts may be a small town, but it’s home to some of the best restaurants in the Boston area. From cozy American taverns to exotic international cuisine, Arlington has it all. Whether you’re a foodie or just looking for a great meal, these top 10 restaurants in Arlington are sure to satisfy your taste buds. Here are a few of our favorites:
Menotomy Grill & Tavern: Menotomy Grill & Tavern is an American restaurant that offers a cozy atmosphere and delicious food. The restaurant serves a range of dishes, including steak, seafood, and burgers, and offers a great selection of craft beers.
Za: Za is a popular pizza restaurant that offers delicious wood-fired pizzas and other Italian-inspired dishes. The restaurant also has a great selection of beers on tap and in bottles.
Sichuan Gourmet: Sichuan Gourmet is a Chinese restaurant that specializes in Sichuan-style cuisine. The restaurant offers a wide range of spicy dishes, including hot pot, ma po tofu, and spicy chicken.
Blue Ribbon BBQ: Blue Ribbon BBQ is a Southern-style barbecue restaurant that offers delicious smoked meats, including brisket, pulled pork, and ribs. The restaurant also offers a range of sides, including mac and cheese, collard greens, and cornbread.
Jimmy’s Steer House: Jimmy’s Steer House has been a fixture in Arlington, MA for over 50 years and provides quality food and service, while also adding a modern touch to the menu. The result is a restaurant that feels both family-run and professional.
Tryst: Tryst is a family-friendly restaurant featuring classic American fare with a twist, including dishes like chicken pot pie and shepherd’s pie. The restaurant also has a wide selection of wine and beer, making it the perfect place to relax with a drink after a long day. The restaurant has a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, making it the perfect place to enjoy a meal with family or friends.
Pasha Turkish Cuisine: Specializing in authentic Turkish fare and featuring a variety of traditional Turkish dishes, including kofte (ground lamb), dolma (stuffed grape leaves), and baklava (phyllo pastry). In addition to the delicious food, Pasha Turkish Cuisine also offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, with beautiful Turkish artwork on the walls and friendly staff.
Acitron Cocina Mexicana: Situated in a beautiful old Victorian house, Acitron offers a wide variety of traditional dishes, including freshly made guacamole, enchiladas, and tamales. The menu also features several vegetarian options, as well as a selection of seafood dishes. In addition to the delicious food, Acitron also offers a full bar with an extensive list of tequilas and margaritas.