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A+ West Falls Church Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F West Falls Church Cost of Living Cost of living is 33% higher than Virginia
West Falls Church
14343% more expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Falls Church cost of living
A+ West Falls Church Crime Total crime is 48% lower than Virginia
Total crime
1,05162% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9662% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
West Falls Church crime
B West Falls Church Employment Household income is 47% higher than Virginia
Median household income
$97,52776% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$42,30142% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%8% lower than the US average
West Falls Church employment
F West Falls Church Housing Home value is 82% higher than Virginia
Median home value
$451,600145% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,68277% higher than the US average
Home ownership
65%2% higher than the US average
West Falls Church real estate or West Falls Church rentals
A- West Falls Church Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Virginia
High school grad. rates
80%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
70%41% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
West Falls Church K-12 schools

Living in West Falls Church, VA

Located in the state of Virginia, West Falls Church is a medium-sized city with a population of 29,059 residents. In West Falls Church, there are 5,823 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of West Falls Church identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 28% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. West Falls Church 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 55% have kids.

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

Using data and statistics West Falls Church has received a livability score of 76 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 85th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a great score, as West Falls Church ranks well in multiple categories! For each of the livability categories, we can establish that West Falls Church ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A-) and employment (B). Regrettably for West Falls Church, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

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

The average school test scores in West Falls Church are 70%. 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.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in West Falls Church is actually affordable. The median home price for West Falls Church homes is $451,600, which is 81.8% higher than the Virginia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in West Falls Church, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.6, which is 21.1% higher than the Virginia average.

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Compare West Falls Church, VA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around West Falls Church, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westover Village, Arlington8332,179
Williamsburg, Arlington813.12,968
Rock Spring, Arlington8143,223
Lyon Village, Arlington815.33,541
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington-East Falls, Arlington812.25,637
Lyon Park, Arlington815.35,521
Madison Manor, Arlington812.31,579
Bluemont, Arlington803.57,049

Best Cities Near West Falls Church, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Occoquan, VA8613.4947
Sandy Hook, MD8442.3142
Countryside, VA8317.710,472
Fair Oaks, VA839.133,478
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Merrifield, VA832.817,000
Cascades, VA8216.512,205
Neabsco, VA8217.217,038
Friendship Heights Village, MD828.64,730
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West Falls Church: A Melting Pot of Opportunity

The best part about living in West Falls Church, VA is the accessibility to everything including DC. I still have not discovered everything that my city has to offer. Overall, we have a lot of historic monuments, museums, and a great art scene.

Living in West Falls Church has its perks especially how diverse it is. I like to consider us a "melting pot" of different cultures that makes living here so interesting especially the variety of food, activities and daily conversations I have with strangers on the street.

The summers can be very hot and humid, but everything is air conditioned making it easy to enjoy what the city has to offer. The cost of living is relatively high as compared to what I am used to but we do get paid more than average which helps out immensely. We have a lot of places to shop, eat and several good schools depending on what area you live in.
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