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Property Management in Arlington VA: Living in Courthouse

Illustration about the Arlington Map, the Courthouse neighborhood
August 20, 2018 Virginia

This article is part of a series on the neighborhoods of Arlington, Virginia, that aims to help landlords become more familiar with the types of tenants the neighborhood attracts and what the neighborhood offers residents. This article profiles the Courthouse neighborhood’s attractions and explores its unique charm. 

Facts and Figures

In the Courthouse neighborhood, 64 percent of homes are occupied by renters, compared to 22 percent of owner-occupied homes. Residents spend a median of two years in the neighborhood, which has a 35 percent annual residential turnover rate. Homes have an average of two residents each, and just 9 percent of households in the neighborhood have children.

Neighborhood Atmosphere

The Courthouse neighborhood is home to Arlington’s county government administrative buildings and namesake Courthouse. The transit-oriented neighborhood and its proximity to D.C. provide residents with a wide variety of activities nearby and a good mixture of urban and suburban elements. Courthouse is a great neighborhood for tenants interested in access to grocery stores, parks, and trails within walking distance.

Neighborhood Features

The dining and nightlife selections in Courthouse include Brooklyn Bagel, Java Shack, Minh’s, Earl’s, Four Courts, and Ray’s the Steaks, among others. There is also an AMC Courthouse Plaza Movie Theater in the neighborhood.

Major Transportation

Courthouse is very walkable and bikeable, making it an excellent neighborhood for tenants who value a variety of transportation options. The Court House Metro station is on the Orange Line of the Metro, and the Clarendon Metro station is within walking distance of the neighborhood. In addition, Metrobus routes 4B, 4E, and 38B serve the Courthouse area, along with ART bus routes 41, 61, 62, and 77. If an alternative mode of transportation is preferred, car share and bike-share programs are also available. WalkScore.com has given the Courthouse neighborhood a Walk Score of 92, a Transit Score of 63, and a Bike Score of 82.

Unique Neighborhood Events

The Arlington Farmers’ Market is held in the Courthouse neighborhood, adjacent to the parking lot of the Arlington County Courthouse. It is open between 9 am, and 12 pm on Saturdays from January to March, and between 8 am and 12 pm on Saturdays from April to December.

An informed landlord is a more successful landlord. A property management company with Arlington’s expertise can devise a personalized plan for you, including expert help to best price, market, and manage your Courthouse investment property, so you save time and money.


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