Arlington's Favorite Street?

Which is your favorite street in Arlington and why?

OK, so Arlington didn’t make the Globe’s top streets to live in and around Boston. That doesn’t mean we can’t pick our own favorite street or place to live in Arlington.

Some of the favorite streets in the article include such features as proximity to restaurants, a nature vibe, historic or New England-like attributes, pet-friendly, polished, picturesque, artsy, architecturally interesting, walkable, cultured, hip, easy commute, sense of community, good schools, town center, etc. etc.

Certainly, Arlington has all of this and more:

Proximity to restaurants: Tryst, Flora, Tango, Scutra, Jimmy’s

A nature vibe: Minuteman Bikeway, Spy Pond, Reservoir Beach

Historic or New England-like attributes: Jason Russell House, Whittemore Robbins House, Arlington Historical Society

Pet-friendly: Arlington Dog Owners Group (A-DOG)

Artsy: Arlington Center for the Arts, Regent Theater

Picturesque: Reservoir Beach, Great Meadows, Menotomy Rocks Park, Robbins Farm Park, Spy Pond

Walkable: Minuteman Bikeway, East Arlington Livable Streets

Cultured: Capitol Theater

Hip: The Orange Hanger, Henry Bear’s Park, Veterans' Memorial Skating Rink

Easy commute: MBTA, RedLine, Alewife Station

Sense of community: Fidelity House, Robbins Library, Little Fox Shop, Arlington Boys & Girls Club, Arlington List

Good schools: Excellent elementary schools, Arlington Enrichment Collaborative
great high school sports, Arlington Catholic, Leslie Ellis

Architecturally interesting: Old Schwamb Mill, Town Hall, Robbins Library

Town center: Arlington Center, Arlington Heights, East Arlington

Of course these are just a few of the many features and resources that make Arlington a great place to live. But if you had to pick a favorite Arlington street to call home, which would it be?

  • Jason Street for its leafy canopy and historic Victorians?
  • Mass. Ave. for its hip vibe, restaurants and shops?
  • Lowell Street for its proximity to ‘the beach?’
  • Wyman Street in East Arlington for its traditional triple-deckers?


Is your favorite Arlington Street not listed here? Leave a comment and let us know which is your favorite and why.

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