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A+ Centreville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Centreville Cost of Living Cost of living is 28% higher than Virginia
Centreville
13838% more expensive than the US average
Virginia
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Centreville cost of living
A+ Centreville Crime Total crime is 35% lower than Virginia
Total crime
1,31152% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7752% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
Centreville crime
B+ Centreville Employment Household income is 61% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$106,20592% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$44,09948% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%27% lower than the US average
Centreville employment
F Centreville Housing Home value is 60% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$397,400115% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,75385% higher than the US average
Home ownership
70%10% higher than the US average
Centreville real estate or Centreville rentals
A+ Centreville Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Virginia
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
83%68% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:19% lower than the US average
Centreville K-12 schools or Centreville colleges

Living in Centreville, VA

Located in the state of Virginia, Centreville is a mid-sized city with a population of 73,084 people. In Centreville, there are 6,119 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Individuals of White (56%) and Asian (28%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of Centreville. 81% of the people in Centreville (over the age of 15) are married and 47% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Centreville, Virginia. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Centreville and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Centreville to Virginia and the national average.

Using data and statistics Centreville has received a livability score of 76/100. This score is ranked in the 86th percentile when compared to all other cities. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Centreville could be a great choice! For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Centreville ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (B+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Centreville. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Centreville has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Spa World, Bull Run Regional Park, and Atlantis Waterpark.

The average school test scores in Centreville are 83%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Assuming that Centreville meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Centreville. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Centreville are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Centreville come in at $397,400, which is 60% higher than the Virginia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Centreville, 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 Centreville area were 4.2% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.9%. 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 Centreville, VA Livability To Other Cities

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I have lived in Centreville, VA for the past several years. The key thing that attracted me to relocate to this city was its close proximity to Washington D.C. Located just 20 miles outside Washington D.C., living in Centreville, VA allows me to take all the big events that come to the city. Not to mention getting to take family and friends on a tour of the White House, the Washington Monument, and of course the Capitol Building.

Centreville is by far one of the prettiest cities in Virginia. It has an overwhelming view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley. Every fall you can see the true beauty of living in a state with all four seasons. The town of Centreville is quaint. Like a mini city of sorts, when I relocated to Centreville, VA I noticed right away how much I enjoyed walking around town doing errands. It so beat shopping in an overcrowded mall or other high population setting. Of course, when I long for those things I usually just hop in my car and drive to D.C. for the day or the weekend.

Because Centreville, VA is a smaller town there is not much excitement. Its slower pace works perfectly for me because I can always make a quick trip to the city if I am longing for that. Some people who are less apt to take that 30 minute ride might think that Centerville is too small town for them. For me it has just the right amount of neighborly charm and when guests come I can take them to do all the touristy things in D.C.

My relocation to Centreville, VA was the best thing that I have ever done. It provides me with a nice low key living environment. At the same time it also provides me with the excitement of the big city that I truly long for at times. Balance is key and that is why Centreville, VA works well as a home base for me.
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Source: The Centreville, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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