Arlington is a thriving town in Middlesex County just a short distance away from Boston and Lexington. Although it was founded back in 1635 as a part of Cambridge and was then known as Menotomy, it became the town of West Cambridge in 1807. 60 years later, it was renamed Arlington after Arlington National Cemetery, where many soldiers from the area had been buried after the Civil War. Today, the town has a population of just under 43,000, and the Mystic River and Mystic Lakes border the town on the northeast. Spy Pond, which is on the city's south side, was a major ice-making center throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Spreading over the town's three neighborhoods, Arlington has nine public schools including seven elementary schools. Five private or parochial schools can also be found. New residents can also find just about anything they may need from excellent restaurants and grocery stores to unique shops and a theater where acts from across the country play. The town also has four large parks, numerous historic homes, an art museum and many statues such as the Uncle Sam Memorial Statue, which commemorates the man who was the model for America's mascot.
There are many leasing and rental properties in town, and many of them can be found at The Legacy at Arlington Center, which is right on Massachusetts Avenue. Each of the 132 units has a kitchen complete with newer appliances, an energy-efficient washer/dryer and available high-speed internet. There's a choice between 1 and 2-bedroom apartments with one or two bathrooms in each, and all of them are spacious enough to live in comfortably and entertain guests. All residents also get access to a fitness center, and up to two cats are allowed in each rental. No dogs are allowed, however.
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