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A+ Oakton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Oakton Cost of Living Cost of living is 51% higher than Virginia
Oakton
16262% more expensive than the US average
Virginia
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Oakton cost of living
A+ Oakton 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
Oakton crime
A Oakton Employment Household income is 82% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$120,335118% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$58,28395% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%38% lower than the US average
Oakton employment
F Oakton Housing Home value is 143% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$603,000226% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,83093% higher than the US average
Home ownership
62%3% lower than the US average
Oakton real estate or Oakton rentals
A+ Oakton Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Virginia
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
92%87% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:15% lower than the US average
Oakton K-12 schools

Living in Oakton, VA

Oakton, Virginia is a moderately-sized city with a population of 36,748 inhabitants. In Oakton, there are 3,764 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. 83% of the people in Oakton (over the age of 15) are married and 52% 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.

Living in Oakton can be a positive experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Virginia, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Oakton, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, education, housing and more.

With a livability score of 75/100, Oakton is ranked #4,719 in the United States and #139 in Virginia. Based on this score, Oakton would be considered a very livable city! There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Oakton scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A). There are some categories that Oakton does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Oakton 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.

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 Oakton have a test score average of 92%, which is well above the US average.

Assuming that Oakton meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Oakton. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Oakton are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Oakton come in at $603,000, which is 142.8% higher than the Virginia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Oakton, the home price to income ratio is 5, which is 31.6% higher than the Virginia average. Real estate appreciation rates in Oakton 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 Oakton homes comes in at 0.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 2.3%.

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Compare Oakton, VA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Oakton, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westover Village, Arlington838.92,179
Williamsburg, Arlington8182,968
Rock Spring, Arlington818.83,223
Lyon Village, Arlington8111.23,541
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington-East Falls, Arlington817.75,637
Lyon Park, Arlington8111.45,521
Madison Manor, Arlington818.21,579
Bluemont, Arlington809.67,049

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Oakton: An Upscale City in Virginia

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I've been in Oakton going on five years, and it is a fantastic choice. It's close enough to Mclean and Washington that there are a lot of opportunities for education and business available, especially if you work in politics or another government-type job.

It's expensive to live in Oakton, but the tradeoff is that it has a high quality of living. If you have children, the school systems rank very highly. You'll need your own vehicle to get around the city efficiently since the only public transportation is a bus service that covers only the downtown area. The only other big thing Oakton is lacking in is restaurants, but it's not a dealbreaker.

In my opinion, the best area in Oakton is the public library. It's a beautiful building and it's close to the cities main shopping center. The Oakton Shopping Center has most of the things you'll need day-to-day, including a big grocery store. Overall, Oakton is a beautiful city to raise a family or to focus on your career.
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Source: The Oakton, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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