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Places With The Best Education System In Virginia 2018

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  • Floris, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,876
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  • Great Falls, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,786
  • If you are looking for a great place to live, that gives you easy access to Washington, D.C., then living in Great Falls, Virginia will fit that need. I have lived here for six years and am proud to call
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  • McLean, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,867
  • I found as a kid and when I brought my family back as an adult, McLean. Virginia is the ideal city to live and experience. Being one of the model cities within Northern Virginia's Fairfax County,
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  • Woodlake, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,172
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  • Falls Church, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,597
  • I grew up in this little city just outside Washington DC and have lived here most of my life. It is a very transient area. It is very safe and known for its quality schools but as far as I am concerned
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  • Dranesville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,792
  • If you have to live close to Washington, D.C., then living in Dranesville, Virginia is for you. This place has it all. Great schools, good parks, and a ton of diversity. These great things do come
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  • Loudoun Valley Estates, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,109
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  • Brambleton, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,063
  • Welcome to the D.C. Metro area! As one of the most popular locations in entire world, you will definitely find your new home here in Brambleton. Virginia is known for being an excellent place to do
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  • Franklin Farm, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,303
  • Maybe I'm biased, because I absolutely love the state of Virginia! When they say it is for lovers, you could not be more right because the overall vibe is truly spectacular. The beauty of living in
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  • Fort Hunt, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,182
  • Nestled right beside the mighty Potomac River, living in Fort Hunt is an experience unique to itself. No area of northern Virginia is the same, I am guessing that is why most in other parts of the state
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  • Wolf Trap, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,722
  • If you have ever wondered what it is like living near Broadway, well living in Wolf Trap, VA will give you a feel for the experience. This is because The Wolf Tran Foundation for the Arts has transformed
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  • Broadlands, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,872
  • Broadlands is How Planned Communities Should Be Done We were among the first families to settle in the Broadlands community when it was incorporated in '95. Some might say that the cost of living in
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  • Wyndham, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,097
  • The best areas in Wyndham, VA are near Wyndham Lake and the restaurants near Twin Hickory Road. Food variety is nice, with a great sushi restaurant, amazing Mexican food, great Chinese food, and great
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  • Belmont, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,710
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  • Stone Ridge, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,865
  • I live in Stone Ridge, Virginia and have for 2 years now. I enjoy living in this community. This community is actually a planned community, so everything here has been well planned and thought out. It is
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  • Fair Oaks, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,478
  • Fair Oaks is a town with lots of quaint attractions that you'll find interesting if you love if you and your friends are history buffs. One of the main sites in the city is Shaker Village of Pleasant
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  • Kingstowne, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,779
  • I live in Kingstowne, Virginia and I can say that this area is very pleasant. My family and I initially chose Kingstown, because we needed to be closer to Washington, D.C. for an easy to commute to my
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  • Fairfax Station, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,719
  • I think living in Fairfax Station, VA was a great place to be while starting my career. It is full of other young graduates looking to make their mark on the world. Its proximity to Washington D.C. means
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  • Short Pump, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,099
  • I have been living in Short Pump, Va for almost 11 years. It's a picturesque little suburb of Richmond with a low crime rate and some of the best schools in this part of the country. After having lived
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  • Cascades, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,205
  • It's experienced beautiful parks while living in Cascades Virginia. The beautiful natural scenery of this small town is captivating. Cascades has lots of friendly people that create a close-knit
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  • Wakefield, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,697
  • Wakefield, VA is a nice town not too far from Newport News and Norfolk. It's about an hour away from either city, so if you have big city needs or Navy business (I was a sailor, which is what took me to
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  • Innsbrook, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,707
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  • Montclair, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,836
  • Living in Montclair, Virginia was the most peaceful 3 years of my life. Montclair is truly a small town in that it covers less that 7 square miles. At the heart of Montclair is Lake Montclair which
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  • Gainesville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,269
  • Gainesville is conveniently near 66, about 30 minutes from DC if no traffic. It has more space than DC, since its on the outlier of the suburbs. Lots of traffic comes up from Culpeper and locations in
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  • South Riding, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,073
  • We've been living in South Riding for almost ten years now, and we quickly realized that it is a superb choice for raising a family. The local school system is very well taken care of and there are many
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  • Laurel Hill, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,404
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  • Ashburn, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,692
  • 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
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  • Cave Spring, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,719
  • Cave Spring, Virginia is a small community close to Roanoke that I have lived in for more than 12 years. The area that surrounds me is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Everything a
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  • Burke, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,290
  • I was born and raised in a town called Alexandria which is located in the Washington D.C. area. I currently live in a town called Burke, located in Virginia. This town has so much to offer through the
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  • Reston, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,070
  • When I visited Reston from nearby Falls Church, Virginia, I felt that I was in an idyllic city. Its streets are safe to walk around in and are very, very clean. Visiting Restons' restaurants is a gourmet
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  • Forest, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,537
  • After I got married, I moved to Forest, V.A. to start my family. I love Forest because it has a low crime rate and the schools are great. The housing can be a bit high, but by being located in Bedford
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  • Greenbriar, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,568
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  • Kings Park West, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,925
  • I've visited the city of Kings Park West, Virginia and love its simplicity. The residents are very ethnically diverse in this city. This state is well known for being a pretty city. With the cost of
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  • Mantua, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,497
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  • Countryside, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,472
  • It would be pretty impossible to find a more perfect spot to call home than Countryside, Virginia. As a resident of this lovely little place for the past decade, I can say unequivocally that this is one
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  • Crosspointe, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,764
  • So my family has been living in Crosspointe for 17 years now... The neighborhood is big, clean, lots of families and nice people (usually military/government families.) The pools are pretty well kept,
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  • Burke Centre, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,130
  • If you can get past the Northern Virginia traffic, then I assure you that you will enjoy what our suburbs have to offer. Here we have a place called Burke Centre, and I promise you I never heard of it
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  • Linton Hall, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,026
  • Linton Hall is a small town in Virginia with less than 40,000 people. I love Linton Hall for its small town feel, but I also love that fact that there is plenty to do and see. Linton Hall is home to
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  • Lansdowne, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,742
  • Living in Lansdowne, VA is expensive but for right reason. Living in Lansdowne will cost you almost 40% more than any other place in VA. But, I’m not kidding when I say everything here is literally
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  • West Springfield, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,028
  • Living in West Springfield might be expensive, but the city has a lot to offer and the price tag is justified. Due to its close proximity to Washington DC, there are a lot of opportunities for work in
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  • George Mason, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,028
  • George Mason, VA or more specifically--Fairfax County; is a major college town that is home to George Mason University; and as you might expect, most of the population is either attending, employed by or
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  • Dunn Loring, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,397
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  • Lowes Island, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,316
  • I honestly don't think if there's a way for me to recommend Lowes Island, Virginia highly enough as an incredible place to live. I have been living in Lowes Island for about 9 years now, and all I can
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  • Falmouth, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,018
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  • Vienna, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,378
  • Accessibility would be the best word to describe Vienna, Virginia. This bedroom community of Washington, D.C. is an ideal suburban location for D.C. commuters because of its central location on the
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  • Newington Forest, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,262
  • Newington Forest is a fascinating city in Fairfax County. It offers a residential and commercial layout. The town holds about 12,000 residents at the average age of 37. The unemployment is down 3.20%
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  • Oakton, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,748
  • I've been in Oakton going on five years, and it is a fantastic choice. It's close enough to Mclean and Washington that there are a lot of opportunities for education and business available, especially if
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  • Brandermill, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,616
  • I love Virginia and Brandermill is the perfect place for us to live. Out here on the southwest side of Richmond, we are far enough out to have a country feel and at the same time are close enough to take
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  • Merrifield, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,000
  • Merrifield, VA is one of those places you just don't find any more. Breathtaking, unspoiled nature and scenery, wonderful people everywhere you go, great schools, easy-to-find housing, a healthy job
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  • Blacksburg, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 43,973
  • Impressions from a Yankee: Nice college vibe, lovely little town. A block or two off the main drag the downtown disappears. Big box stores are pushed a few miles south to the next burg where the working

Moving to a new city in Virginia is a stressful process. Combine that with having to find a new school for your kids and stress levels can reach epic proportions! As they say “education is the cornerstone of our society” so you want to be sure that you find the right school for your children. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of cities with the best education system in Virginia with a minimum of 5,000 people.

Your children’s academic success can depend on your choice of education system. Finding the right city with the best education system in Virginia is no easy task. The quality of education varies from state to state, city to city and even district to district. In creating this list, we wanted to take into account more than just test scores. Although we do believe that standardized test scores are important we also wanted to factor in classroom sizes and graduation rates.

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