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A+ South Riding Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F South Riding Cost of Living Cost of living is 42% higher than Virginia
South Riding
15353% more expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
South Riding cost of living
A+ South Riding 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
South Riding crime
A- South Riding Employment Household income is 118% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$144,042160% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$49,33265% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
South Riding employment
D South Riding Housing Home value is 99% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$494,000167% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$2,159128% higher than the US average
Home ownership
86%36% higher than the US average
South Riding real estate or South Riding rentals
A+ South Riding Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Virginia
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
86%76% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
South Riding K-12 schools

Living in South Riding, VA

South Riding is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Virginia. The city has a population of 29,073 residents. South Riding has a population density of 4,248 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Individuals of White (56%) and Asian (30%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of South Riding. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 87% of the population considered married and 29% with kids under the age of 18, South Riding could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in South Riding, Virginia could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. The best areas in South Riding and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Virginia and national averages.

South Riding, VA receives 78 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #66 in Virginia and #2,601 in the USA. Clearly, South Riding is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. South Riding also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! There are seven total categories that create the livability score. South Riding ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A-). The bad news for South Riding, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F) and housing (D).

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

Knowing that the South Riding schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 86%, which is far higher than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in South Riding. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in South Riding are affordable. The median home price for South Riding homes is $494,000, which is 98.9% higher than the Virginia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in South Riding, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 10.5% lower than the Virginia average.

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South Riding: Great For Raising A Family

We've been living in South Riding for almost ten years now, and we quickly realized that it is a superb choice for raising a family. The local school system is very well taken care of and there are many public parks that are very safe to spend time in.

Since it's close to Washington and with so many companies headquartered in the area, there are a lot of excellent job opportunities and universities around South Riding. Naturally, this leads to local real estate prices becoming quite high, so keep that in mind.

South Riding Golf Club is possibly the best area in South Riding. It's a beautiful course and a great place to mix a round of golf with an informal business meeting. One area that South Riding is lacking in is diversity when it comes to shopping and restaurants, but there are enough neighboring areas that can pick up the slack if you don't mind driving a bit.
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Source: The South Riding, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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