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A+ Herndon Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Herndon Cost of Living Cost of living is 29% higher than Virginia
Herndon
13939% more expensive than the US average
Virginia
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Herndon cost of living
A Herndon Crime Total crime is 34% lower than Virginia
Total crime
1,32352% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7652% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Herndon crime
B- Herndon Employment Household income is 58% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$104,20488% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$39,27232% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%1% lower than the US average
Herndon employment
F Herndon Housing Home value is 62% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$401,700117% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,79189% higher than the US average
Home ownership
58%8% lower than the US average
Herndon real estate or Herndon rentals
B+ Herndon Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than Virginia
High school grad. rates
83%1% lower than the US average
School test scores
64%29% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:113% lower than the US average
Herndon K-12 schools

Living in Herndon, VA

Herndon is a mid-sized city located in the state of Virginia. The city has a population of 24,415 inhabitants. In Herndon, there are 5,695 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Herndon identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 32% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Herndon is known to be family friendly as more than 74% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 55% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Herndon could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Virginia if you know where to look. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Herndon and in the areas around Herndon is a much easier task.

Herndon has a livability score of 72/100 and is ranked #266 in Virginia and #8,296 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that Herndon ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), education (B+) and employment (B-). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Herndon. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Herndon 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. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Herndon: Frying Pan Park, Perils of the Lost Jungle Minature Golf, and Elden Street Players Industrial Strength Theater.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Herndon has a violent crime rate of 155 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Herndon real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Herndon. Median real estate prices in Herndon come in at $401,700, which is 61.7% higher than the Virginia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Herndon, the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 2.6% higher than the Virginia average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Herndon area were 2.4% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.4%. 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 Herndon, VA Livability To Other Cities

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Herndon, Virginia: Close to it All

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Nightlife5/10
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As a resident of Herndon, Virginia, I can attest that living here is the best thing to choose if you wish to relocate to be closer to Washington, D.C., but still want to live in a great community. Located in Fairfax County, Herndon provides its citizens with everything that it needs. From a wonderful public education system to a parks and recreation department that provides endless opportunities for people like myself, this place has it all.

Located just 22 miles from the United States capital, Herndon provides the closeness that you may need to commute to work. I drive daily to Washington, D.C. with ease. I am also minutes away from a major airport.

With D.C. so close, you will always have plenty to do should you choose to relocate to Herndon. Shopping opportunities are bountiful within a short driving distance. If you are a person who would rather eat out then cook, then you’ll be more then content with the restaurant choices here. Come check out my town and the best areas of Herndon, Virginia.
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