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Places With The Best Employment In Virginia 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • Floris, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,876
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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,…[read more]
81
  • 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…[read more]
82
  • Loudoun Valley Estates, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,109
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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…[read more]
74
  • 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…[read more]
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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…[read more]
81
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • Belmont, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,710
85
  • 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…[read more]
85
  • 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…[read more]
83
  • Arlington, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 226,092
  • First off, a $100k+ salary here is the same as a $40k salary in an average US city. This is one of the few places where someone with a graduate degree from an ivy league school needs to work a 2nd or 3rd…[read more]
71
  • South Run, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,529
76
  • Mount Vernon, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,469
  • I have lived here in Mount Vernon, Virginia for a few years now and can say that all of the experiences that I have had while living here have been pleasant. Being that this is a suburb of Washington,…[read more]
87
  • 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…[read more]
84
  • 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…[read more]
86
  • Lake Barcroft, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,851
81
  • 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…[read more]
83
  • 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…[read more]
78
  • 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…[read more]
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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…[read more]
79
  • Dunn Loring, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,397
85
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • Fair Lakes, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,829
74
  • Independent Hill, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,684
83
  • 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%…[read more]
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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…[read more]
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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…[read more]
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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…[read more]
80
  • Mantua, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,497
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  • Long Branch, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,692
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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…[read more]
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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…[read more]
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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…[read more]
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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…[read more]
83
  • 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…[read more]
82
  • Huntington, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,032
  • Living in Huntington has been an overall fantastic experience. Not only is this place perfect to raise a family, its perfect for single individuals who are looking for a small town to get comfortable in.…[read more]
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  • Falls Church, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,597
  • What more could you ask for in a community? Small, local government. Top schools in Northern Virginia. Top restaurants, both independent and chains. Very walkable. Short drive to metro or bus to metro.…[read more]
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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…[read more]
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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…[read more]
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  • Newington, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,583
  • As I have grown to learn more in my elderly years, the term home is where the heart is rings more true now than ever. If ever I have loved a city with all of my heart, Newington would be that city. A…[read more]
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  • New Baltimore, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,097
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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…[read more]
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  • Alexandria, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 151,473
  • I have lived in Alexandria for over 50 years. I have always thought of it as "the biggest small town you know" because it covers a very large area, and to make it more confusing there are two counties…[read more]
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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…[read more]
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  • Pimmit Hills, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,511
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  • Rose Hill, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,968
  • Absolute positive experiences for me living in Rose Hill, Va. One of the better cities to raise kids. Entails an incredible school system, low crime and an excellent employment rate. Compared to other…[read more]
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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…[read more]
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  • Laurel Hill, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,404

Employment is a key factor when considering your relocation options in Virginia. Ensuring that there are plenty of high paying jobs in your new city plays an important part in deciding where you want to relocate to. Using our unique algorithm and multiple data points, we came up with the best cities in Virginia for employment and jobs. Relocating is stressful enough, knowing that you are choosing a city with good job opportunities should at least alleviate some of that stress!

Listed above are Virginia cities with the best employment and job opportunities with a population over 5,000. These cities have a mix of low unemployment rates as well as high median income and income per capita. Unemployment rates continue to fall and hiring is up, so the rest will depend on which city you choose to relocate to. This list will help to ensure that the city you select has strong job opportunities.

To narrow down the list of the best cities with the strongest job market in Virginia, you can modify the filters at the top of the page. Start by selecting cities or neighborhoods, city size (population) and home/rental prices. You can also filter using additional categories like: amenities, crime, cost of living, education, housing and weather to ensure that the matching cities meet all of your needs.