I can’t even try to explain this one.
Last year, Parenting magazine put Arlington atop its annual “Best Place to Live & Raise a Family” rankings, while the District, whose features were touted by the magazine as its strength through proximity, was ranked #71.
Has so much changed in the last 365 days since the last rankings were out? Nope, not really, but it seems that the algorithm at Parenting Magazine sure has. What I said last year, applies now in reverse:
“I don’t mean to bag on the District here, it’s definitely a great place to live, but it’s a great place to live in part because of its proximity to Arlington. I’d say having now lived in both DC and Arlington, there’s no way at all that Arlington is #70 while DC is #1. Something’s deeply broken here, and I’d love to know what. I won’t come out and accuse Parenting of anything short of faulty math and bad writing.”