Arlington is one of the main neighborhoods of Jacksonville. Sometimes referred to as "East Arlington" or "Greater Arlington," this section includes some nice residential neighborhoods, including Beachwood, North Beach and Park Ridge, to name a few. If you are looking for apartments in Arlington, Jacksonville University can make your search a bit more difficult if you go when all the students are searching for a rental. Otherwise there are plenty of apartments to choose from in the area.
One of the best things about Arlington is that it offers great access to beaches. Situated south of the "Northside" Jacksonville neighborhoods and to the north of the "Southeast" neighborhoods, it is right next to the "Urban Core" of the city on one side, and the beaches on the other. The proximity to downtown is another perk of living in Arlington. Public transportation should get you where you need to go in the area, so you may even be able to do without a car if you can find a good rental in Arlington.