Arlington is located just 8 miles from downtown Boston and is easily accessible by car, bike, and public transportation. Situated along the nationally designated Battle Road Scenic By-Way between the well known tourist destinations of Cambridge and Lexington/Concord, Arlington should be included in any visit to explore the area.
Arlington has tremendous infrastructure for people who wish to commute to work by bike or cycle for leisure. The Minuteman Bikeway, a member of the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame, starts in Arlington and is one of the most popular and successful rail-trails in the United States.
With quick access to neighboring communities via public transit, Arlington is an attractive community for people who work in the universities, hospitals, and tech-related start-ups of nearby Boston and Cambridge.