Rankings & Recognition

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Arlington’s excellence is well documented, consistently recognized for exceptional achievements and contributions. Arlington is among the Best-Run Cities in Texas, a testament to intentional leadership and effective governance. In the landscape of technology, the Arlington is one of the Top Tech Cities in America, fostering innovation and growth. Our City's commitment to data-driven decision-making is highlighted through its pioneering Via rideshare program, lauded in the Results for America Report. Arlington cultivates an environment ripe for entrepreneurial success, as evidenced by its ranking among the Top 25 Best Large Cities to Start a Business. Notably, Arlington's dedication to diversity and inclusivity has garnered national acclaim, ranking as the 5th Most Diverse City in America. Our unwavering pursuit of innovation, opportunity, and livability has earned us some of the accolades listed here.

City Rankings

  • #6 Hardest-Working Cities in the U.S. - WalletHub

  • Top 25 Best Places to Live in Texas - Better Homes HomeCity

  • #5 Most Diverse Cities in the U.S. - WalletHub

  • 15 Best Baseball Stadium Trips: Globe Life Field - U.S. News & World Report

  • #34 Top Meeting Destination in U.S. - Cvent

  • #6 Best Sports Business City - Sports Business Journal

  • #16 Top Tech City - Cloudward

  • Top 15 Cities to Buy a Home if You Want to Make Money When You Sell GoBankingRates.com

  • #3 Best Cities to Start a Business in the U.S. - LanternCredit.com

  • Top 25 Most Fiscally Sound Big Cities in U.S. - Financial State of the Cities (FSOC) surveys

  • #25 Best Cities for Veterans to Live - WalletHub

  • Top 100 Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in America - Niche.com

  • Top 20 Best Cities to Do Business in Texas - HomeCity

  • Arlington was the first city in Texas to earn the Gold “What Works Cities” Certification by Bloomberg Philantrophies. The City was also the first in Texas to achieve the Silver Certification.

  • The City of Arlington has a AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor’s and Fitch, as well as a AA+ bond rating from Moody’s.

  • The National League of Cities selected the City of Arlington as the winner of its 2021 Cultural Diversity Awards for the work of the citizen-led Unity Council.

Regional Rankings

  • Top 100 Most Educated Cities in the U.S. - Forbes

  • Top 15 Safest Large Cities in the U.S. (population over 300,000) - Forbes

  • UT Arlington Tier 1 Business School in Global MBA Rankings - CEO Magazine