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A+ Leesburg Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Leesburg Cost of Living Cost of living is 25% higher than Virginia
13434% more expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Leesburg cost of living
A+ Leesburg Crime Total crime is 32% lower than Virginia
Total crime
1,36650% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7450% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-13%Year over year crime is down
Leesburg crime
B+ Leesburg Employment Household income is 54% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$102,13285% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,18438% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%35% lower than the US average
Leesburg employment
F Leesburg Housing Home value is 56% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$387,100110% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,44652% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%9% higher than the US average
Leesburg real estate or Leesburg rentals
A+ Leesburg Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than Virginia
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
81%65% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:112% lower than the US average
Leesburg K-12 schools

Living in Leesburg, VA

Located in the state of Virginia, Leesburg is a moderately-sized city with a population of 49,401 people. Leesburg has a population density of 3,985 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Leesburg is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 80% of the population considered married and 42% with kids under the age of 18, Leesburg could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Leesburg could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Virginia if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Leesburg, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing and more.

Leesburg, VA receives 76/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #125 in Virginia and #4,296 in the USA. Clearly, Leesburg is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Leesburg scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), education (A+) and employment (B+). There is at least one category that did not score well in Leesburg. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Leesburg on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Tarara Winery, Oatlands Plantation, and Fabbioli Cellars.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Leesburg have a test score average of 81%, which is well above the US 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 Leesburg is real estate affordability. The median home price for Leesburg homes is $387,100, which is 55.8% higher than the Virginia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Leesburg, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.8, which is 0% lower than the Virginia average. Real estate appreciation rates in Leesburg are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Leesburg homes comes in at 5.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 3.2%.

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The Perks of Living in Leesburg, VA

I live in northern Virginia currently. Every year for the past 19 years, I have visited Leesburg, VA twice a year. The purpose of my visit was to explore the outlet malls, stay in the local bed and breakfasts, visit the restaurants, as well as walk around Leesburg's old town. What I found is that Leesburg is one of the nicest places to live through the offered amenities as well as the cost of housing. Though there are many upsides to living in this area, there are some downsides such as the weather as well as the cost of living.

Every time I have visited Leesburg, I have had nothing bad to say about the amenities that are offered. Every morning from my hotel room, I was able to easily walk down to a local coffee shop and purchase a piece of shortbread with a cup of coffee. Did I mention that their coffee is to die for. When reading the local newspaper, I also discovered that the housing options that are offered in Leesburg are excellent. The housing options, if one can afford them are pricy yet worth the money that you would have paid for. The median home price is around 300,000 dollars, which although sounds expensive, is worth the buy due to the great neighborhood as well as the offered amenities.

Though there are many excellent reasons to living in Leesburg, I will not lie when saying that there are some downsides. One of the downsides is the weather. If you have been to Virginia, you will understand that the weather in Virginia is not consistent. One day it can be snowing and the next day it can be 70 degrees. Another downside to living in Leesburg is that if you are looking to live here, yet do not have much money, you will not have the best time here. With that said, it is a good idea to have money before moving here.
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