Arlington provides easy access to metropolitan Boston and still maintains it historic small town appeal. It is more than just a pleasant suburb of Boston, but a place that history will never be forgotten. It played a significant role in the American Revolution. Therefore, it is now surrounded by an active, lively urban community and abundance architectural landmarks. Not only the birth place of Uncle Sam and the location of the first public children, but also the site where most of the fighting occurred when the British marched through it during the Revolutionary War. Along the heart of the town reveals appealing restaurants, retails shops, and several ponds and parks. In addition, population diversity, good school systems, and several recreation facilities are what have made Arlington the ideal place for both young and established families.