The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Arlington, VA For 2021


We used science and data to determine which Arlington neighborhoods have the richest people.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Arlington.

Richest Neighborhoods In Arlington

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you'll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren't made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Arlington has to offer. Where houses go for over 5.29x the national median and household incomes are 4.44x the national median.

But where exactly in Arlington do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Riverwood where the median income is a cool $244,013.

Here's a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Arlington out of 58 for 2021.

What's the richest neighborhood to live in Arlington for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Riverwood looks to be the richest Arlington neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $2,184,587. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time -- if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Arlington. Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more Arlington reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Arlington and the worst neighborhoods in Arlington. Or, for living around Arlington, out the best Arlington suburbs and the worst Arlington suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Arlington For 2021

Every city has it's best neighborhoods -- where everyone wants to live -- and the worst neighborhoods -- where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there's always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Arlington by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Riverwood, was named the richest neighborhood in Arlington.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Glebewood.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Arlington ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Arlington For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Riverwood $244,013
2 Woodmont $244,013
3 Waycroft-Woodlawn $238,548
4 Old Diminion $221,646
5 Dover Crystal $219,819
6 Rock Spring $217,813
7 Chain Bridge Forest $205,956
8 Stafford Albemarle Glebe $205,956
9 Yorktown $193,824
10 Tara-Leeway Heights $192,999
11 Donaldson Run $192,476
12 Rivercrest $184,375
13 Bellevue Forest $184,375
14 Madison Manor $181,080
15 Dominion Hills $180,591
16 Arlington-East Falls $179,491
17 Williamsburg $176,823
18 Highland Park-Overlee Knolls $175,183
19 Leeway $173,760
20 Olde Glebe $173,512
21 Bluemont $171,519
22 Lyon Village $167,983
23 Boulevard Manor $166,094
24 Gulf Branch $162,941
25 Cherrydale $153,180
26 High View Park $150,788
27 Waverly Hills $147,798
28 Maywood $145,833
29 Arlington Ridge $143,380
30 Westover Village $135,025
31 Arlington Forest $134,114
32 Aurora Highlands $131,588
33 Barcroft $126,890
34 Arlington View $125,037
35 Arlington Heights $124,581
36 Clarendon-Courthouse $124,129
37 Lyon Park $123,424
38 North Rosslyn $121,771
39 Ballston-Virginia Square $120,760
40 Fairlington-Shirlington $118,813
41 North Highland $117,712
42 Claremont $116,034
43 Ashton Heights $114,478
44 Radnor-Ft Myer Heights $109,665
45 Alcova Heights $109,506
46 Colonial Village $105,563
47 Foxcroft Heights $99,554
48 Nauck $96,035
49 Columbia Heghts $88,930
50 Penrose $82,414
51 Columbia Forest $82,178
52 Douglas Park $81,718
53 Buckingham $80,519
54 Long Branch Creek $75,176
55 Glencarlyn $74,855
56 Forest Glen $65,069
57 Columbia Heights West $54,541
58 Glebewood $0

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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