Arlington may be the smallest independent county in the United States, but the region is frequently seen at the top of national “Best Places to Live” lists. Arlington County sits directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and is home to the Pentagon, Fort Myer and dozens of Department of Defence contracting companies. In addition to top-notch schools, parks, amenities, transportation and attractions, Arlington has a wide variety of housing options from studio apartment-style condos to penthouses with amazing DC skyline views, townhomes, single family homes, mansions and everything in-between. Arlington is also home to the Kettler Iceplex, where the Washington, D.C. Capitals hockey team practices. Arlington is among the top highest-income counties in the United States by median family income.