Welcome to Arlington, MA

Arlington has the rare distinction of being urban and suburban, hip and homey, and appealing to both families and singles. Apartment buildings and double-deckers sit down the street from neighborhoods of single-family homes. The town center is a haven for foodies. The Minuteman bike path takes bikers and joggers into Cambridge in one direction and out to Lexington and points northwest in the other. The town has beautiful parks, two with ponds and another with a stunning view of downtown. There are regular buses into Cambridge, and the Alewife Red Line MBTA station is just across the border in North Cambridge.


Police Emergency 911
General Information 781-316-3900
Fire Emergency 911
General Information 781-316-3800
Ambulance Emergency 911
Poison   617-232-2120
Rape   617-492-7273
Hospitals Cambridge 617-665-1000
Emerson 978-369-1400
Lahey 781-744-5100
Lawrence Memorial 781-306-6000
MGH 617-726-2000
Mt. Auburn 617-499-5700
Newton - Wellesley 617-243-6000
Winchester 781-729-9000


NStar Electric Electricity 800-592-2000
NStar Gas Natural Gas 800-592-2000
Verizon New Service Billing 617-873-1000
Repairs 617-555-1611
Comcast Cable TV, Phone, Internet 1-800-XFINITY

City Services

Town Hall Information 781-316-3000
Arlington Schools Information 781-316-3500
Arlington Public Library   781-316-3200
Arlington Post Office Main Branch 800-275-8777
ArlingtonTraffic & Parking   781-316-3035
Arlington Parking Violation Bureau   781-316-3035
Registry of Motor Vehicles   617-351-4500
Transportation MBTA Travel Information 617-222-3200
MBTA Pass Program 617-222-5218