Lake Ridge

Population: 44,685Median home value: $310,400 79 Ranks better than 91% of areas
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A+ Lake Ridge Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Lake Ridge Cost of Living Cost of living is 19% higher than Virginia
Lake Ridge
12828% more expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lake Ridge cost of living
A- Lake Ridge Crime Total crime is 13% lower than Virginia
Total crime
1,73237% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5837% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Lake Ridge crime
B+ Lake Ridge Employment Household income is 47% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$97,31776% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$40,11734% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
Lake Ridge employment
C- Lake Ridge Housing Home value is 25% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$310,40068% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,72782% higher than the US average
Home ownership
74%16% higher than the US average
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A+ Lake Ridge Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Virginia
High school grad. rates
91%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
84%71% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Lake Ridge K-12 schools

Living in Lake Ridge, VA

Lake Ridge, Virginia is a medium-sized city with a population of 44,685 people. Lake Ridge has a population density of 4,786 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Lake Ridge has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 75% of the population is classified as married and 48% have kids.

Living in Lake Ridge can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Virginia, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Lake Ridge and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, weather, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Virginia and national averages.

The livability score in Lake Ridge is 79 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 91st percentile of all cities across America. Compared to the United States average, Lake Ridge ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Lake Ridge also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that Lake Ridge ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), education (A+) and employment (B+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Lake Ridge. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Lake Ridge, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

The average school test scores in Lake Ridge are 84%. 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.

Lake Ridge 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 Lake Ridge. The median home price for Lake Ridge homes is $310,400, which is 25% higher than the Virginia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lake Ridge, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 15.8% lower than the Virginia average.

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Compare Lake Ridge, VA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Lake Ridge, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Claremont, Arlington8015.82,865
Arlington Heights, Arlington8017.22,143
North Ridge-Rosemont, Alexandria7915.912,333
Arlington Ridge, Arlington7917.65,493
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Nauck, Arlington7816.56,130
Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria7814.6445
Fairlington-Shirlington, Arlington7715.69,718
Taylor Run, Alexandria7715.46,851

Best Cities Near Lake Ridge, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Occoquan, VA862.4947
Countryside, VA8326.310,472
Fair Oaks, VA8313.133,478
Merrifield, VA8313.717,000
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cascades, VA8225.712,205
Neabsco, VA82317,038
Friendship Heights Village, MD8222.74,730
Arlington, VA8217.5226,092
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Peaceful and Serene Nature

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 fall with the color changing leaves turning red, yellow and brown. It is truly spectacular to see and highly recommended.

The architecture has an old world classic feel that reminds me of the colonial times with most shops in town following the same design. I feel like I am in a classic movie or turn of the century play when I am walking the downtown district. The homes and buildings are mostly brick or stone and the moldings are detailed and ornate.

The restaurants are also good. I highly recommend Sushi Bae in Dillingham Square, I eat there regularly and like their salmon nigiri. I also like Brittany's Restaurant, which is also in Dillingham Square and is a diner coffee shop. Overall I would recommend Lake ridge for family's or people looking for peaceful serene place. Very quiet and the community is wonderful. I sometimes wish there was more here to do but what we have is great.
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Source: The Lake Ridge, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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