Located in the Common Wealth of Virginia, Arlington is the sixth-largest county in Virginia with a population around 230,000 thousand people. The county is also the highest-income county in the US based off of median income and has the highest concentration of single people in all of Northern Virginia.
Named after Robert E. Lee’s childhood home Arlington House, Arlington, Virginia was a hotbed of controversy during the civil war where an unpaid tax debt left the land to be auctioned off by the US Government. The land was later purchased by the government and turned into a military graveyard now known as Arlington Cemetery.
Arlington was once apart of the City of Alexandria but became legally separated in 1870. To stop confusion, Alexandria City was renamed to Arlington after the Lee’s home which is located in the area.
Arlington is home to the Pentagon, the Arlington Cemetery, the US Marine Corps Memorial and the Air Force Memorial.