The Town of Arlington is located six miles northwest of Boston and is home to approximately 42,000 residents living in a compact urban community of 5.5 square miles. Because of its proximity to Boston, Arlington residents are able to enjoy its diverse neighborhoods, active civic life, and good public transportation options. Arlington is bordered on the east by the cities of Cambridge and Somerville, on the north by the City of Medford and the Town of Winchester, on the west by the Town of Lexington and on the south by the Town of Belmont. Arlington is more affordable than many of its neighbors and thereby attracts residents who value its geographic location and quality-of-life. Arlington, which offers a diverse mix of residential settings and popular retail and entertainment options, has steadily evolved from a working-class community to a more affluent suburban town. Residents have a lot invested in the Town and come to expect good municipal services for a reasonable tax bill. The community has a strong history of supporting specific initiatives to improve the quality of these services. This support is evidenced by recent tax override initiatives to upgrade all the school facilities, and to maintain quality services.
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