South Arlington, A Great Place To Live, But Why?

By Kuppan Gayathri

South Arlington Neighborhoods: Addison Heights, Aurora Highlands and Arlington Ridge

South Arlington is a great place to live, but why? There are a lot of benefits that come with living in one of the neighborhoods in South Arlington of Addison Heights, Aurora Highlands and Arlington Ridge. The most important rule of real estate is location, location, location and the South Arlington neighborhoods have it. With close proximity to Crystal City Metro, Pentagon City Metro, the Pentagon and Washington D.C. (zero lights to D.C.), this is a highly desirable area to live. Arlington Magazine names Aurora Highlands and Arlington Ridge as one of the Top 10 Neighborhoods in Arlington.


In addition to the fact the South Arlington neighborhoods are close to everything, they have a very strong sense of community. This is apparent in the active neighborhood civic associations. For the South Arlington neighborhoods or Addison Heights, Aurora Highlands and Arlington Ridge, there are two civic associations that represent these neighborhoods and they are; Aurora Highlands Civic Association (AHCA) and Arlington Ridge Civic Association (ARCA). AHCA and ARCA are civic associations whose goal is to keep the community flourishing. One of their main objectives is to be a voice to Arlington County government and let them know what we as a community need, what is working and what isn’t work.


An added benefit of the civic associations provide is an incredible sense of community through free planned events, which to name a few; the Boo Ha Ha (bounce houses, hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, pizza, popcorn and much, much more), Tween Night, Passport to Summer and the Annual Halloween Parade.

Community Support

Another amazing thing going on in the neighborhood is 22202 Neighbors United or 22202 NU. This is our local “age in place” service which reaches across many generations. This is a no cost volunteer service that provides things such as check-in calls for the elderly or a neighbor that just had surgery, a ride to the grocery store or doctor, companion to play bridge or shoveling a sidewalk.

NU 22202 has been described as a system where people don’t just want to take, but want to give back. An example of this is an elderly woman who needed assistance with getting to the doctor, while she was limited in what she could physically do and she wanted to give back rather than just take services so she signed up to do check-in calls. For more information on the services available or how you can help, contact Diane Litman at 703-920-7638.

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