Arlington, Texas was named after the “Arlington House” of Robert E. Lee which is located in Arlington County, Virginia. The city is is also the site for the Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington, Texas is technically a suburb of Fort Worth, the fifth largest city in Texas. The suburb is located in Tarrant County. The estimated population of the city was 371,038 in 2007 ranked as the seventh largest city in Texas. Also, within the city reside 124,686 households and 85,035 families according to the 2000 census. Arlington is home for many universities and colleges such as Tarrant County College, Arlington Baptist College, and the University of Teas at Arlington which is the third largest in the state.
Arlington is a center for entertainment. It is the home for the Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, theme parks like Six Flags over Texas and the new stadium for the Dallas Cowboys (which is under construction). Among the available entertainment in Arlington includes the Theatre Arlington, which is the largest community theaters in the nation. Residents of Arlington may also enjoy the night life of nearby downtown Fort Worth. Also included in the attractions in Fort Worth are Sundance Square, Fort Worth Water Gardens, and Fort Worth Convention Center.