Best Places to Live in Virginia

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Virginia by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in Virginia is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Virginia has a population of 8,260,405 and a population density of 191.4. The capital city is Richmond and the largest city in Virginia is Virginia Beach. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1McLean, VAPopulation: 48,22189A+FA+A+A+A+B
2Tysons Corner, VAPopulation: 20,11887A+FA+A+AA+B
3Mantua, VAPopulation: 7,48487A+FA+AA+A+B
4Falls Church, VAPopulation: 12,30087A+FA+A+A+A+B
5Arlington, VAPopulation: 209,07787A+FA+AAA+B
6Fairfax Station, VAPopulation: 11,62887AFA+A+A+A+B
7Floris, VAPopulation: 8,41886AFA+A+A+A+B
8Vienna, VAPopulation: 15,74886A+FA+AA+A+B
9Reston, VAPopulation: 58,39686A+FA+AAAB
10Great Falls, VAPopulation: 16,09886B+FA+A+A+A+B
11Merrifield, VAPopulation: 14,99986A+FA+AAAB
12Dunn Loring, VAPopulation: 9,64786AFA+AA+A+B
13Short Pump, VAPopulation: 26,08186A+FA+A+AAB
14Countryside, VAPopulation: 9,81686A+FA+AAAB
15Kingstowne, VAPopulation: 14,47886A+FA+AA+AB
16Fairfax, VAPopulation: 22,71286A+FA+AAA+B
17Fort Hunt, VAPopulation: 16,73686B+FA+A+A+A+B
18Franklin Farm, VAPopulation: 19,86986AFA+A+A+A+B
19Broadlands, VAPopulation: 11,87686B+FA+A+A+A+B
20Westlake Corner, VAPopulation: 77485BA+A+BBA+B
21Franconia, VAPopulation: 18,77585A+FA+AAAB
22Chantilly, VAPopulation: 23,24885A+FA+AA+AB
23Occoquan, VAPopulation: 80685A+DA+A+B+AB
24Burke Centre, VAPopulation: 17,34385A+FA+AAAB
25Belmont Estates, VAPopulation: 1,35185BB+A+AB+B+B
26Lansdowne, VAPopulation: 11,21185AFA+A+A+A+B
27Brambleton, VAPopulation: 10,68685B+FA+A+A+A+B
28Ashburn, VAPopulation: 44,74085AFA+AA+AB
29Huntington, VAPopulation: 10,97385A+DA+AB+AB
30Fair Lakes, VAPopulation: 7,55985A+FA+AAA+B
31West Springfield, VAPopulation: 22,78885AFA+AAAB
32Haymarket, VAPopulation: 1,85685A+DA+AA+AC+
33Mount Vernon, VAPopulation: 12,27185AFA+AA+A+B
34Burke, VAPopulation: 41,45485AFA+A+A+A+B
35South Run, VAPopulation: 6,52485BFA+A+A+A+B
36Lake Barcroft, VAPopulation: 9,73985AFA+AA+A+B
37Greenbriar, VAPopulation: 8,05085AFA+A+AAB
38Oakton, VAPopulation: 34,36485AFA+AA+A+B
39Purcellville, VAPopulation: 7,75485AFA+AA+AB
40Wintergreen, VAPopulation: 21585FA+A+A+C+A+B
41County Center, VAPopulation: 2,97285A+FA+AB+AB
42Innsbrook, VAPopulation: 7,43285ADA+A+B+AB
43Crosspointe, VAPopulation: 6,01084C+FA+A+A+A+B
44Southern Gateway, VAPopulation: 2,77784A+D+A+AC+BB
45South Riding, VAPopulation: 24,74584B+FA+A+A+A+B
46Alexandria, VAPopulation: 140,33784A+FA+AB+A+B
47Leesburg, VAPopulation: 43,20884A+FA+B+AAB
48Belmont, VAPopulation: 5,66384C+FA+A+A+A+B
49Woodbridge, VAPopulation: 4,34384AFA+AAAB
50Salem, VAPopulation: 24,79284A+A+A+BC+BB
51Clifton, VAPopulation: 27884CFA+A+A+A+B
52Gainesville, VAPopulation: 11,22584AFA+AA+AC+
53Kings Park, VAPopulation: 4,63284B+FA+AA+AB
54Rose Hill, VAPopulation: 19,12784AFA+B+AAB
55Idylwood, VAPopulation: 16,75684AFA+AAA+B
56Stone Ridge, VAPopulation: 7,04084B+FA+A+A+AB
57Centreville, VAPopulation: 72,46584AFA+AAAB
58Kings Park West, VAPopulation: 13,68784B+FA+AA+A+B
59Aquia Harbour, VAPopulation: 6,29384B+FA+AA+AB
60Montclair, VAPopulation: 19,87784BFA+A+A+AB
61Annandale, VAPopulation: 39,66984A+FA+BB+AB
62Cave Spring, VAPopulation: 25,83684AAB+A+BBB
63McNair, VAPopulation: 17,12083AFA+AAAB
64Neabsco, VAPopulation: 12,20483ADA+B+AAB
65Falmouth, VAPopulation: 4,47283ADA+AB+B+B
66Pimmit Hills, VAPopulation: 6,77883A+FA+B+AA+B
67Wolf Trap, VAPopulation: 16,73883CFA+A+A+A+B
68Ravensworth, VAPopulation: 2,43983A+FA+B+B+AB
69Lincolnia, VAPopulation: 21,43183A+FA+BAAB
70Newington, VAPopulation: 12,88983BFA+AA+AB
71Williamsburg, VAPopulation: 14,20783A+DA+AC+AB+
72Fairlawn, VAPopulation: 2,37183AAA+B+CBC+
73Woodlake, VAPopulation: 7,38583BDA+A+AB+B
74Newington Forest, VAPopulation: 13,02083BFA+AA+AB
75North Springfield, VAPopulation: 7,33883A+FA+BB+AB
76Lorton, VAPopulation: 19,29383AFA+AB+AB
77Springfield, VAPopulation: 31,32183A+FA+BB+AB
78Wyndham, VAPopulation: 9,61083D+FA+A+A+A+B
79Linton Hall, VAPopulation: 37,66083BFA+AA+AC+
80Virginia Beach, VAPopulation: 439,52883A+DAABB+B+
81Forest, VAPopulation: 9,62682BB+AABBB
82Chatmoss, VAPopulation: 1,58682DAA+ABBB
83Tuckahoe, VAPopulation: 45,58682A+DA+ABB+B
84Blacksburg, VAPopulation: 42,53982A+D+A+A+D+B+C+
85Staunton, VAPopulation: 23,90682A+AB+BCBB
86Hollymead, VAPopulation: 8,30382B+DA+AB+AB
87Crozet, VAPopulation: 6,01482B+DA+AB+AB
88West Falls Church, VAPopulation: 27,75882AFA+BB+AB
89Herndon, VAPopulation: 23,42482A+DA+BAAB
90Wakefield, VAPopulation: 11,92682D+FA+A+A+A+B
91Stafford Courthouse, VAPopulation: 4,65482A+DA+CB+AB
92University Center, VAPopulation: 3,60482B+DA+B+B+B+B
93Mount Hermon, VAPopulation: 3,83082D+A+A+B+BC+B
94Middleburg, VAPopulation: 61182AFA+ABAB
95Warrenton, VAPopulation: 9,57182ADA+ABAC+
96Christiansburg, VAPopulation: 20,98082AB+AB+C+BC+
97Spotsylvania Courthouse, VAPopulation: 3,98181CDA+AAB+B
98Lake Ridge, VAPopulation: 40,77581B+DA+AAAB
99Smithfield, VAPopulation: 8,05981B+D+A+B+BB+B+
100Lovettsville, VAPopulation: 1,50481CDA+AAAB
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