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AARP Names Arlington One of the 30 Most Livable Cities

Arlington County was named one of the “30 Most Livable Cities,” in a study done by the AARP Pubic Policy Institute. Washington, D.C. and two Maryland cities made the list, as well.
The AARP Public Policy Institute launched the AARP Livability Index last week. The index aims to allow people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs.

Five Virginia cities – Arlington, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Richmond – made the cut to be included in an feature on the new tool to be run in the May edition of AARP Bulletin.

In addition to the “Most Livable Neighborhoods” list, AARP Bulletin also reports the best cities – of all sizes – that meet a few key priorities of Americans 50-plus.

Arlington ranked # 6 among medium-sized cities on the “30 Most Livable Cities” list. Madison, Wis., topped the list of livable medium-sized cities. The most livable big city (population over 500,000) is San Francisco, while the most livable small city (population between 25,000 and 100,000) is La Crosse, Wis.

The AARP Bulletin feature, which can be read at, includes the ten “Most Livable Neighborhoods” in the country.