search within
search within
include
population
score by
home / rent price

Places With The Best Housing In Virginia 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • McNair, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,983
  • I've been living in McNair Virginia for 8 years and have raised my three kids here with my wife and love the small-town atmosphere and the educated close-knit community of neighbors that I have grown to
85
  • 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
86
  • 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
86
  • Woodlake, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,172
75
  • Cherry Hill, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,822
  • I have lived in a few places around this state, and one of the best areas in Virginia is Cherry Hill. Granted, there isn't a lot to do by way of entertainment in the immediate area, but closeby we have
81
  • Aquia Harbour, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,530
80
  • Laurel, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,756
  • LIving in Laurel, VA allows me to work within a reasonable distance of work, own a reasonably priced home and feel safe with my family. Laurel, VA is never going to be compared with the larger suburban
83
  • 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
79
  • Fort Lee, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,091
84
  • Manchester, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,927
  • Living in Manchester, VA city has made me experience the best kind of lifestyle ever. The area is entirely the best to settle, there are a few neighborhood activities, but still, it’s a very fantastic
85
  • Innsbrook, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,707
82
  • Neabsco, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,038
  • Living in Neabsco, Virginia is truly all that I've dreamed about. Growing up in a small town in North Carolina, I always felt out of place living so far south. Not only was I not into things that my
69
  • Highland Springs, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,276
  • Living in Highland Springs, Virginia gives me the closeness that I need to commute to Richmond, while providing a small suburban area to live. I only have to drive 15 minutes to be in the city of
79
  • Bull Run, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,274
  • If you're looking for enjoyable activities in or near Bull Run, you're in luck. Whether you're traveling with the kids or you're meeting up with friends and family, the city has unique attractions you
82
  • 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
86
  • 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
83
  • 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
84
  • Hollins, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,488
  • I lived in Hollins when I went to college there. It is a suburb of Roanoke, Va. and a beautiful place to live. Everything you would need, as far as shopping, is near as well as the Roanoke Airport.
74
  • Yorkshire, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,043
74
  • Meadowbrook, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,624
  • I experienced a great three years while living in Meadowbrook Virginia. The city is in Chesterfield County Virginia. Meadowbrook is close to the major city Richmond Virginia. The town has average home
83
  • Bon Air, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,957
  • Bon Air has a variety of fun activities that you and your loved ones will enjoy. The area is also known of its quality restaurants, so you can take friends out for a great meal while they're in town.
78
  • 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
84
  • Rockwood, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,882
79
  • Alexandria, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 151,473
  • Alexandria is as bad as Oakland California. The only difference is that they have made it legal to steal here. If you are not white and have a lot of money you are targeted by the police who ticket and
73
  • Independent Hill, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,684
70
  • Chamberlayne, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,086
79
  • Lake Ridge, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,685
  • The thing I love most about living in Lake Ridge is the beautiful scenic environment. I really enjoy sitting by water at the Occoquan reservoir and watching the birds. Virginia is so wonderful during the
79
  • Buckhall, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,218
  • What can I say, Virginia is for lovers! I have meet the woman of my life, found a great high paying position here in NOVA, and my best friend just moved to Springfield. Life couldn't be any better living
78
  • 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
81
  • 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
81
  • Idylwood, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,921
  • I experienced great hometown life while living in Idlywood Virginia. The quaint town is off of Interstate 66 in Fairfax County. The Idlywood area provides prestigious schools with above-par academic
77
  • Fair Lakes, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,829
76
  • Richlands, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,568
77
  • Lakeside, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,806
  • I call Lakeside, Virginia home and enjoy living in this area. This area is close to the downtown area of Richmond, but with a population of less than 13,000, this community still provides a small-town
82
  • 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
74
  • Marumsco, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,815
  • I've been living in Marumsco for a while now and really enjoy it so far. You're right across the river from the city so there are lots of opportunities for college and work, especially if you want to
79
  • Chester, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,564
  • Chester is an historic town with fun activities for kids and adults alike. If you'll be visiting the city soon, or live in Chester and want to plan a fun trip for your loved ones and friends, here are
81
  • Arlington, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 226,092
  • Our home straddles the Clarendon-Courthouse and Ballston-Virginia Square neighborhoods. We moved here in the 1990s. Back then, there were still lots of small mom and pop shops that used to be private
75
  • Richmond, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 216,773
  • I moved here from Alabama (known for racism). When I came to Richmond, I expected this place to be less racist and more tolerant but I have had many racist experiences here from white people. In fact, I
81
  • Tuckahoe, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,997
  • Three years ago I moved from Tuckahoe, VA to New York. I absolutely loved Tuckahoe. It still remains to be my home. I am making a point to return soon with my family. I loved almost everything about
77
  • 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
71
  • Lake Monticello, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,685
74
  • Sandston, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,883
76
  • Timberlake, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,127
  • I call Timberlake, Virginia home and I absolutely love living here. Living in Timberlake, Virginia allows me to easily commute to my job in Lynchburg. In addition, the opportunities here are endless.
80
  • 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
78
  • Manassas Park, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,827
  • I have lived in Manassas Park for 4 years now and find it extremely pleasant. The community is extremely diverse and it help if you speak a bit of Spanish, but the neighbors are all really nice and we
70
  • Dumbarton, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,395
75
  • Dale City, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 73,384
  • I have lived in Dale City, VA for my entire life and I truly couldn't imagine living anywhere else. It is an incredible place for middle income middle aged individuals and their families. It is an
79
  • Falmouth, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,018
77
  • 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

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Virginia. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Virginia to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Virginia as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Virginia, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.