The 10 Safest Arlington, VA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Arlington are the safest places to live.

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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Arlington are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Arlington. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Arlington neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Arlington in 2022? That would be Woodmont. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Arlington.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Arlington neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Arlington that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Arlington.

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Safest Neighborhoods In Arlington

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Arlington For 2022

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9.5
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Population: 697
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 35
Property Crime Per 100k: 315
More on Woodmont: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
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Population: 3,541
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 38
Property Crime Per 100k: 345
More on Lyon Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Lyon Village Arlington, VA

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9
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Population: 199
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 45
Property Crime Per 100k: 325
More on Riverwood: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 224
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 58
Property Crime Per 100k: 341
More on Rivercrest: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 794
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 58
Property Crime Per 100k: 351
More on Bellevue Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

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/10

Population: 378
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 42
Property Crime Per 100k: 430
More on Stafford Albemarle Glebe: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 221
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 52
Property Crime Per 100k: 420
More on Chain Bridge Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
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Population: 535
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 72
Property Crime Per 100k: 374
More on Dover Crystal: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,405
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 69
Property Crime Per 100k: 404
More on Olde Glebe: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 3,223
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 51
Property Crime Per 100k: 506
More on Rock Spring: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Arlington Hoods In 2022

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Arlington.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 57 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Arlington." We're lookin' at you, Woodmont.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Arlington. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

Summary: The Safest Places In Arlington

Looking at the data, you can tell that Woodmont is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Virginia residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Arlington For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Woodmont 380
2 Lyon Village 363
3 Riverwood 370
4 Rivercrest 358
5 Bellevue Forest 378
6 Stafford Albemarle Glebe 471
7 Chain Bridge Forest 481
8 Dover Crystal 426
9 Olde Glebe 463
10 Rock Spring 548
11 North Rosslyn 522
12 Gulf Branch 552
13 Donaldson Run 525
14 Old Diminion 634
15 Yorktown 630
16 Maywood 639
17 Waycroft-Woodlawn 614
18 Leeway 723
19 Williamsburg 706
20 Cherrydale 683
21 Tara-Leeway Heights 693
22 Waverly Hills 830
23 Madison Manor 781
24 Arlington-East Falls 766
25 Highland Park-Overlee Knolls 748
26 Westover Village 783
27 Lyon Park 782
28 Bluemont 822
29 Dominion Hills 879
30 High View Park 873
31 Boulevard Manor 887
32 North Highland 842
33 Arlington Ridge 857
34 Arlington Heights 932
35 Ashton Heights 870
36 Colonial Village 943
37 Arlington Forest 925
38 Ballston-Virginia Square 934
39 Radnor-Ft Myer Heights 932
40 Arlington View 981
41 Aurora Highlands 1,012
42 Clarendon-Courthouse 984
43 Fairlington-Shirlington 990
44 Alcova Heights 984
45 Claremont 1,107
46 Foxcroft Heights 1,142
47 Barcroft 1,056
48 Long Branch Creek 1,081
49 Nauck 1,120
50 Penrose 1,226
51 Buckingham 1,145
52 Douglas Park 1,228
53 Columbia Forest 1,239
54 Glencarlyn 1,194
55 Columbia Heghts 1,233
56 Forest Glen 1,351
57 Columbia Heights West 1,447

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Arlington.

About Chris Kolmar

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