Can anyone write or find a brief (3 or 4 paragraph) history of Arlington to include here? 188.8.131.52
I removed the following inaccurate (the CIA headquarters is in Langley, not Arlington) and rather rambling paragraph.
Arlington county consists of many suburban neighborhoods as well as pockets of urban development surrounding Alexandria and the Metro stops along the Orange line. Much of the development of the county was spurred by the massive growth of the Federal Government in the 1950's (the Pentagon and CIA headquarters reside in Arlington) and the continuing growth of private contractors in the region. The suburban areas are diverse as some areas are dominated by pricey homes and high income residents, while other areas are dominated by low-income (mostly immigrant) residents.
I'd like to keep the Understand section focused on what makes Arlington unique for travelers. Obvious sociological type comments that some areas have high income residents and some low income residents could describe almost anywhere and don't really add any value for the visitor.
That said, maybe the sections we should focus on now are Sleep, Do, Buy and Drink. Arlington has so much in these areas yet the article lists very little. I think if we beefed up those sections this article would definetly be worthy of guide status, then we could hash out the understand section. SONORAMA 11:36, 1 August 2006 (EDT)
Promotion to Usable
All this needs for Usablecity status is some complete listings for the Eat section and maybe a couple more Sleep. Locals? OldPine 06:53, 31 October 2006 (EST)
While this is somewhere between a county and a city, it is too dense an area to fit into one article. It should be broken up along the lines of Rosslyn, Crystal City, etc. That could be done as a region page + city articles, but I would prefer to see it done as a city article + districts. --Peter Talk 03:09, 13 March 2009 (EDT)
Well, I've delved into both the official and unofficial street boundaries that I could find, and I see that they consider these population cores to be much smaller than I had expected. Accordingly, I combined a few:
I think these agglomerated cities/neighborhoods will better support articles. I don't know what to do with the leftover areas, which are comparatively suburban and uninteresting. Not to say that there isn't a lot of material there that could support an article—there is. So I have two suggestions: 1) create a catch-all article called Suburban Arlington, which would cover everything not listed above, or 2) leave all information outside the three city articles above in this article. I don't like either option very much, but the former is much more in line with general Wikitravel policies. (Btw, the map to the right is only a draft for discussion purposes—I can make that much prettier and more of the Wikitravel-style later.) --Peter Talk 23:07, 31 March 2009 (EDT)