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A Wakefield Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Wakefield Cost of Living Cost of living is 58% higher than Virginia
Wakefield
17070% more expensive than the US average
Virginia
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Wakefield cost of living
A+ Wakefield Crime Total crime is 62% lower than Virginia
Total crime
76272% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 13272% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Wakefield crime
A Wakefield Employment Household income is 123% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$147,457167% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$52,89177% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%33% lower than the US average
Wakefield employment
F Wakefield Housing Home value is 146% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$609,900230% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$2,625177% higher than the US average
Home ownership
92%45% higher than the US average
Wakefield real estate or Wakefield rentals
A+ Wakefield Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Virginia
High school grad. rates
96%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
93%90% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
9:142% lower than the US average
Wakefield K-12 schools

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Compare Wakefield, VA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Wakefield, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westover Village, Arlington8372,179
Williamsburg, Arlington817.22,968
Rock Spring, Arlington818.13,223
Lyon Village, Arlington819.23,541
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington-East Falls, Arlington816.35,637
Lyon Park, Arlington8195,521
Madison Manor, Arlington816.31,579
Bluemont, Arlington807.37,049

Best Cities Near Wakefield, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Occoquan, VA8610947
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Countryside, VA8318.210,472
Fair Oaks, VA836.833,478
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Merrifield, VA833.317,000
Cascades, VA8217.212,205
Neabsco, VA8213.517,038
Friendship Heights Village, MD8212.64,730
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Wakefield Will Always Be Cherished

Attractions6/10
Community8/10
Nightlife5/10
Dining5/10
Shopping7/10
Wakefield, VA is a nice town not too far from Newport News and Norfolk. It's about an hour away from either city, so if you have big city needs or Navy business (I was a sailor, which is what took me to Virginia in the first place), this is a good town to choose.

Living in Wakefield keeps you away from a lot of terrible traffic in the Newport News and Norfolk areas, but you're still on Highway 460 with decent access to other cities.
The best areas in Wakefield would be the downtown area with their amazing restaurants, and near the conference center's woods and walkways.

Downtown is full of amazing, old buildings that have architecture from the early 19th century. There’s a healthy mix of old brick buildings, darkened concrete slabs, bricks of faded yellow and signs that once advertised fountain drinks and hot dogs.

The trees are the main appeal, and they’re more than just a small feature on a few curbs and green strips. So many oaks, so many pine trees, all with so much green and a powerful woosh and whisper when the wind passes through.
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Source: The Wakefield, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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