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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Cascades is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 11,670. Cascades is in Loudoun County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Cascades offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cascades there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cascades and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Cascades are highly rated.
About Cascades...
Population
11,670

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$489,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,920
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Cascades 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
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Cascades

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$146,435
National
$55,322

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Cascades Reviews

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I have lived here all my life. Granted, that is not a very long time in the grand scheme of things. However, I do not believe I would have wanted to live anywhere else. This town is so welcoming. The high school is phenomenal, and the community is so loving. There are so many places to have fun, as well. I love to go to Cascades Overlook with my friends, even if the restaurants are closed, we love the atmosphere of that area and feel safe there. This town is very family friendly. There are so many different types of living areas such as traditional family houses, townhouses, and apartments. In every neighborhood I have seen in this area there is a nice park or playground nearby. I love being so close to Algonkian park. It is a staple when visiting this area. I bring friends from outside the area to the river. It is so nice to be so close to such an amazing regional park. I am so grateful to have lived here all my life and would not want it any other way.
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A beautiful, safe place to live! Friendly neighbors!

The perfect example of this was two winters ago when we had a big snow storm and we were trapped in. The whole community was outside shoveling the roads, sharing stories, eating food, and having a great time together.
Very safe neighborhood. Sometimes kid pranks, and possible crime related to addiction.