Arlington home sales, October 2018

This home in the 3600 block of North Harrison Street in Arlington recently was on the market, listed at $1,069,000 by Christine Rich of Long & Foster Real Estate.

Homes in Arlington had the highest per-square-foot costs across the Washington suburbs, according to new sales data, although most jurisdictions saw lower averages from a year before.

Arlington’s per-square-foot cost of $435 led the pack but was down from $473 in 2017, according to figures reported Jan. 10 by RealEstate Business Intelligence, based on data from Bright MLS.

The city of Falls Church was second at $415 (down from $439) and Alexandria ranked third at $375 ($385). Rounding out the top five jurisdictions were the city of Fairfax ($295, down from $303) and Fairfax County ($301, down from $311).

Among other major jurisdictions across the region, Montgomery County stood at $280 (down from $286) and Loudoun County was $216 (down from $217).

Among major jurisdictions, only the District of Columbia saw a year-over-year increase, up $4 to $520 in 2018 and leading all jurisdictions in the Mid-Atlantic region.