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On the banks of the Potomac River, directly across from Washington D.C. the centers of Arlington is connected with the District of Columbia via public transit and several bridges.
The Arlington National Cemetery is the burial ground of 225,000 military personnel and their dependants, and is also home to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as well as John F. Kennedy's grave.
The Pentagon is headquartered in Arlington and is the world's largest office building. However, the United States Postal Service requires that "Washington, D.C." be used as the address.
The Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport is located here as well.
Alexandria is a charming district featuring streets lined with old brick homes transformed into restaurants, shops, and taverns. Alexandria's Torpedo Factory Art Center sits on the waterfront and houses a range of work from local artists. Mount Vernon is one of the country's most visited national historic sites. The former country estate of George Washington features tours of the mansion and grounds.
CNN Money ranked Arlington as the most educated city in 2006, as 35.7% of its residents held graduate degrees.