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Arlington Neighborhood Guide

Arlington is known for being the home of a variety of organizations, including the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. However, there is much more to Arlington than just its big sports scene. Arlington is also a great place for working seniors and retirees. Whether you are looking for a quiet exurb, high-end suburb, or trendy urban area, Arlington is sure to have the perfect place for you.

Neighborhoods that Are Unique to Arlington

Parkview celebrates its unique heritage and diversity as a historic early Arlington neighborhood. This area prides itself on being an inclusive, friendly community where residents of different ethnicities, generations, and cultures can live harmoniously. The neighborhood features mature trees and large lots. It is known as a secluded paradise that provides a quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Parkview is within close proximity of the Entertainment District, downtown Arlington, the University of Texas, Arlington, hospitals, and Levitt Pavilion.

Downtown Arlington is the lifeblood of the city. It blends a unique combination of tastes, activities, sounds, and sights that attract locals and visitors alike. The Texas Commission of the Arts recently designated Downtown Arlington an official Cultural District.

Suburbs in Arlington that Are Best for Retirees

Since the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is so massive, there are a number of websites that have their own list of best places to retire in Arlington. One such site is Movoto. Their top pick is Richardson, which has a large senior population, excellent medical care, and a broad array of amenities. Other suburbs on the list are Rockwall, Duncanville, Irving, and Plano.

Niche came out with its own list of the best places to retire in Texas, and there are many Arlington-area suburbs ranked. Their top-rated suburb was Pantego, which is celebrated for its huge senior population, sunny weather, low cost of living, access to doctors, a variety of golf courses, and other attractions that retirees enjoy. Also on their list were Fairview, Lakeside, and Briar.

How to Find Your Ideal Neighborhood

You may find that none of the above suburbs or neighborhoods are right for you since not everyone likes the same things. Thankfully, you can pinpoint your best neighborhood in Arlington using a number of tools available online.

You can search the top neighborhoods in Arlington based on home values, public schools, and crime rates using Neighborhood Scout. For example, the safest neighborhoods in Arlington are the Webb Ferrell Road / Ragland Road, Curry Road / Ledbetter Road, and the West Pioneer Parkway / West Green Oaks Boulevard neighborhoods.

Though it is mainly focused on suburbs, AreaVibes is another helpful tool. Based on housing, crime, cost of living, education, employment, livability, and more, you can search the Arlington area. The three best suburbs in Arlington based on livability are Colleyville, Keller, and Grapevine.

No matter how you choose to live out your twilight years, Arlington is sure to have a neighborhood that is ideal for you. Have fun as you search for your new home and explore the city.

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