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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Burke is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 42,722. Burke is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Burke offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Burke there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Burke and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Burke are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$528,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,410
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Burke Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Burke

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$140,229
National
$55,322
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Burke Reviews

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Wonderful place to live! Perfect balance of nearby places to go out (including Old Town Fairfax and Mosaic District) and a suburban lifestyle with many trails and forests. Schools are recognized as among the best in the US and have many extracurriculars. VRE/Amtrak has two stations on either side of Burke for an easy train commute to Alexandria, Crystal City and DC for those who prefer not to drive to work. Homes here sell fast!
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Burke has amazing schools. People are very nice everything is within 25 minutes of a car drive at the most. Neighborhoods are very safe. There are great parks around to enjoy yourself at. Burke is full of green vibrant trees. Burke is more on the expensive side of Virginia for homes. Burke is very safe. The diversity in Burke is amazing! You can find people of different ethnicity anywhere!
It's alright. Don't be suckered into living here because most of the positive reviews are from people trying to sell you an overpriced house here. Most of the jobs in this town are too low paying for the houses here, unless you're in the cheapest condo or neighborhood. As a teenager, it's also very hard to find a job, as I applied to multiple places and only got 2 jobs in the area. In terms of crime, eh. It's alright. There's always fights and a couple shootings here and there, but nothing awful. The worst part about the town is probably the people though. The adults are egotistical nobodies and the teens are either trappers or nerds. The females aren't very cute either ngl.