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Places With The Best Housing In Virginia 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score78
  • 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,
83
  • Belmont, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,710
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  • Floris, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,876
79
  • 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
75
  • South Run, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,529
84
  • Loudoun Valley Estates, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,109
83
  • 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
81
  • 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
83
  • 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
84
  • Dunn Loring, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,397
81
  • 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
79
  • 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
84
  • 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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  • 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
80
  • Dranesville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,792
84
  • 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
81
  • 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
83
  • Mantua, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,497
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  • Lowes Island, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,316
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  • Long Branch, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,692
81
  • Wakefield, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,697
83
  • 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
81
  • 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
83
  • Lake Barcroft, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,851
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  • 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,
84
  • 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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  • 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
83
  • Wyndham, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,097
73
  • Woodburn, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,677
83
  • 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
86
  • Cascades, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,205
83
  • Lansdowne, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,742
78
  • Independent Hill, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,684
80
  • 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
81
  • 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
83
  • Pimmit Hills, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,511
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  • 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
85
  • 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
85
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chantilly, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,312
  • Living in Chantilly, Virginia is absolutely great for me. I have a government job in D.C., so I only have to commute an hour, which may seem a bit much, but living here is affordable so the commute is
79
  • 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
84
  • 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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  • Laurel Hill, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,404
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  • Fair Lakes, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,829
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  • Fairfax, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,620
  • Then do not come to the northern Virginia area. Let me first start by saying, if you have money and don't mind traffic (we do have the best sports radio in the country, Go Skins!) then Fairfax is a great
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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
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  • New Baltimore, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,097
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  • Purcellville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,914

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.