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A+ Burke Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Burke Cost of Living Cost of living is 44% higher than Virginia
15454% more expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Burke cost of living
A+ Burke Crime Total crime is 57% lower than Virginia
Total crime
86469% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 11669% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Burke crime
A Burke Employment Household income is 103% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$134,290143% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$48,98864% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%43% lower than the US average
Burke employment
F Burke Housing Home value is 100% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$497,900170% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$2,293142% higher than the US average
Home ownership
86%35% higher than the US average
Burke real estate or Burke rentals
A+ Burke Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Virginia
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
89%80% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:112% lower than the US average
Burke K-12 schools

Living in Burke, VA

Located in the state of Virginia, Burke is a medium-sized city with a population of 42,290 residents. Burke has a population density of 4,913 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (71% White). Given that fact, Burke could be considered less diverse than other cities. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Burke might be a good fit as 86% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 54% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Burke, Virginia could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Burke and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Burke, VA receives 76 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #133 in Virginia and #4,607 in the USA. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Burke could be a great choice! Based on the rankings for each individual category, Burke has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A). The bad news for Burke, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: 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 Burke, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Knowing that the Burke schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 89%, which is far higher than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Burke is real estate affordability. The median home price for Burke homes is $497,900, which is 100.4% higher than the Virginia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Burke, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 2.6% lower than the Virginia average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Burke area were 2.6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Burke, VA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Burke, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westover Village, Arlington839.92,179
Williamsburg, Arlington8110.42,968
Rock Spring, Arlington8111.33,223
Lyon Village, Arlington81123,541
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington-East Falls, Arlington819.55,637
Lyon Park, Arlington8111.65,521
Madison Manor, Arlington819.31,579
Bluemont, Arlington8010.17,049

Best Cities Near Burke, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Occoquan, VA866.8947
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Fair Oaks, VA837.933,478
Merrifield, VA836.617,000
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cascades, VA8219.812,205
Neabsco, VA8210.117,038
Friendship Heights Village, MD8215.84,730
Arlington, VA8211.1226,092
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Burke, Virginia: The Best Place for a Family

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 offered amenities, the low crime rate, as well as the prices of housing. Burke is by far one of my favorite places to live despite some of the downsides. A few of the drawbacks to living in Burke Virginia is the fact that it is not an ideal place for those that love warm weather. In addition to this the cost of living here in Burke is quite high.

One of my favorite things about this area is that it is a place to bring up a family. I am a current stay at home with three children. Every morning I walk my children the half mile that it takes to go to school. The schools here are excellent and even have an excellent language program. From school, I walk to the nearest local market which is only 5 minutes of a walk from my house. I pick up all ingredients that I intend to use for each day's meal. Everything that I buy here is fresh and is also affordable.

There are so many reasons to live here in Burke, however the parts that do tend to prevent new residents are the weather and the cost of living. We do have great summers here in Burke, however the air can be quite humid. We also tend to have cold winters despite Virginia being in the more southern region. The reason why I also shop everyday for ingredients for each day's dinner is because the price of buying in bulk is surprising a lot higher.
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Source: The Burke, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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