It’s not easy for many people to afford to buy a home in Arlington. It’s obviously a lot harder to afford to buy every home in Arlington — but believe it or not, there are at least two people who could pull it off.
There are 75,317 homes in Arlington with an aggregate value of $43.4 billion, the report says. Warren Buffett, with his $65.5 billion, or Bill Gates, with $78.4 billion, according to Forbes, could theoretically buy all the residential real estate there is to buy in Arlington.
The Koch brothers, with $86 billion in total net worth, could buy the county twice over. The Walton family, of Walmart fame, could buy Arlington more than three times over with their $154.8 billion.
Only the Walton family could buy all of the 209,092 homes in the District of Columbia; the District’s homes are valued in aggregate at $109.2 billion, according to Redfin.
Photo courtesy Christopher Doorley
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Statues of Liberty gives thanks this holiday season and grateful for a few things this year.
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The Optimist Club of Arlington is holding its 76th annual Christmas tree sale!
This year, the tree sale will be held at the Knights of Columbus (5115 Little Falls Road). The lot opens for sales on November 25th. The Optimist Club is selling small and large trees ranging from tabletop size to huge 14 foot tall trees! Wreaths, garlands, tree stands, and White House Christmas ornaments will also be for sale.
100% of all proceeds go towards helping Arlington County youth.
For more information, please visit the Arlington Optimists website at https://optimistclubofarlingtonva.org/.
Art House 7 is a small art studio in Arlington – offering instruction in painting, ceramics, sewing and more. We are looking for kind, dedicated people who love both creating and teaching.
Ceramic Teachers are needed to teach wheel-throwing to adults and 6-12th graders and to teach hand building to elementary grades. Classes have 3-8 students.
Drawing teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. For kids, we offer cartooning, manga or traditional drawing. For adults, we only offer traditional drawing.
Painting teachers are needed to teach either kids or adults. We offer oil, acrylic or watercolor for adults or teens. All elementary classes use acrylic and tempera.
NCE’s Holiday Concert will bring the finest classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family. The festivities begin with Leroy Anderson’s classic “Sleigh Ride” and “Chanukkah Festival”, music from the Nutcracker and by J.S. Bach.
Outstanding Young Artist