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A+ Ashburn Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Ashburn Cost of Living Cost of living is 38% higher than Virginia
14848% more expensive than the US average
1077% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Ashburn cost of living
A+ Ashburn Crime Total crime is 57% lower than Virginia
Total crime
80669% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 12569% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Ashburn crime
A Ashburn Employment Household income is 83% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$120,862118% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$48,58463% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%46% lower than the US average
Ashburn employment
F Ashburn Housing Home value is 84% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$458,000148% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,76386% higher than the US average
Home ownership
72%14% higher than the US average
Ashburn real estate or Ashburn rentals
A+ Ashburn Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Virginia
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
87%77% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Ashburn K-12 schools

Living in Ashburn, VA

Ashburn is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. The city has a population of 49,692 people. According to the most recent Census, 67% of Ashburn residents are White, 16% Asian and 10% Black. Ashburn is known to be family friendly as more than 82% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 41% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Ashburn could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Virginia if you know where to look. The best areas in Ashburn and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Virginia and national averages.

The livability score in Ashburn is 77/100 and the city is ranked in the 89th percentile of all cities across America. This is a fantastic score, as Ashburn ranks well in multiple categories! There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Ashburn scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Ashburn. The following was graded with a discouraging score: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Ashburn, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Ashburn have a test score average of 87%, which is well above the US average.

Assuming that Ashburn meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Ashburn. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Ashburn are simply unattainable. The median home price for Ashburn homes is $458,000, which is 84.4% higher than the Virginia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Ashburn, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 0% lower than the Virginia average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Ashburn area were 4.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 2.6%.

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2 years ago I lived in Ashburn Virginia. Despite loving it there I had to move for a job relocation. Ashburn was my favorite place to live not just because of the aesthetic beauty but because of the community and the happiness of living there. Ashburn was my favorite place to live but I cannot lie, there are some downsides to living in Ashburn, VA.

One upside to living in Ashburn was that most things were close of within walking distance. The school my kids went to was a half a mile away. Every morning I would walk them to school before getting my delicious cup of coffee and croissant from the local bakery. Within a mile of each other, there were parks, places to shop, coffee shops, and grocery stores. I loved that community so much

As a mother I am pleased to say that crime rate in Ashburn is almost nonexistent. As a resident, I have never been or known anyone to be a victim in even the smallest of crimes such as vandalism. I am also pleased to say that were I live, it is very affluent. The unemployment rate is only about 3 percent which compares to the national rate of about 6 percent.

The downside to living in Ashburn was the weather. I am not a winter lover nor will I ever be, and Ashburn to my dismay received some of the cold weather. We have gotten snow, though it was not a blizzard, it was more than I might of liked. Starting in about October, you will notice the seasonal change into Fall, that by January will turn into a blistering cold. The winter will not subside until about mid March. After March the weather is beautiful and around mid May, shorts are back in season.
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Source: The Ashburn, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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