Arlington Movers: A Guide
From Boston, Arlington may be a quick ten-mile drive up Massachusetts Avenue. But the town of just over 40,000 residents feels a world apart. Originally settled as a village of Cambridge in 1635, Arlington became a town of its own in 1807. The town simply known as “West Cambridge” changed its name to Arlington to honor those buried in Arlington National Cemetary after the American Civil War.
By the early (pre-refrigeration days of the) 20th century, Arlington had a substantial ice industry. Today the town is primarily a community of people who work in Boston but enjoy the suburban respite and excellent school system Arlington offers.
Need an Arlington Moving Company? Home Prices in Arlington are on the Rise.
Called a “very hot” market by the real estate aggregator Zillow, Arlington boasts a median home value of more than $700,000. In fact, in the last year alone, prices in Arlington have shot up almost ten percent. Additionally, Zillow expects Arlington home prices to continue to soar in 2018 (though only by a comparatively modest four percent).
Monthly rental costs, on the other hand, are much more stable — according the rental website RentCafe. The median apartment costs just north of $2,000/month, with studios coming in around $1,500 and three-bedroom units up over $3,000.
Arlington Movers: The Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum
If you’re looking for culture without the drive into the city, you can find the Cyrus E. Dallin Art Musem in downtown Arlington. The nineteenth century Greek Revival style building houses an extensive collection of works from the famous sculptor and longtime Arlington resident. (Though his most famous work, Appeal to the Great Spirit, resides in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.)