Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall
3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, United States Army Band, Headquarters and Service Battalion
239 Sheridan Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211
In Arlington, the summers are warm and muggy, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 28°F to 87°F and is rarely below 16°F or above 95°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 30 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 87°F and low of 71°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from December 1 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 28°F and high of 43°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from April 12 to August 26, with a greater than 30% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on June 17.
The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from August 26 to April 12. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on October 20.
Cost of Living
Compared to the state average of Virginia the cost of living index in Arlington, VA is 165, which is 53% higher than the average in Virginia and compared to the national average it is 65% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Arlington, VA goods and services come in at 15% higher than the average in Virginia and are 15% higher than compared to the nationwide average.
Getting to Know the Area
As an important city throughout the history of the United States, Arlington, VA is home to a wide variety of things to see and do. From historical sites and fascinating museums to entertainment venues and public parks. There are plenty of activities you can enjoy on your trip to Arlington – no matter what time of year you visit. While the area is so close to the nation’s capital that it is almost an extension of the city, Arlington has many of its own destinations that make it special.
The Arlington National Cemetery is one of the “must-see” attractions in the capital region – especially if you’re a fan of history and patriotism. As the final resting place to more than 400,000 American servicemen, Arlington hosts regular graveside services and memorial events and has over 600 acres to explore.
Visitors to the Arlington National Cemetery can see the graves of many notable Americans, watch the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, see the Women in Military Service for America Memorial and visit Arlington House – the former home of Robert E. Lee and his family.