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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-
Centreville is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 75,452. Centreville is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Centreville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Centreville there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Centreville and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Centreville are highly rated.
About Centreville...
Population
75,452

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$427,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,810
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Centreville Rankings

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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
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Centreville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$112,174
National
$55,322
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Pleasant place to live with great parks and trails, local bike and hiking trails are used by young and old alike.There is a friendly atmosphere and community spirit. The amenities are plentiful with movie theaters and bowling allies nearby.

Being near to Washington D.C with its great Museum, amazing architecture , festivals and political rallies it's hard to be bored!
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What I like most about Centreville is the diversity, as cliche of an answer as it is. There are plenty of shops and restaurants that my parents feel at home with, and, though I'm American-born, I've grown to love these shops and restaurants. Tios Market, Lotte Mart (when it was there), Hmart, Lotte Plaza, Chicken Latino, and Two Amigos are places I frequented prior to the pandemic. My parents are instantly drawn to stores that hold a wider variety of hispanic products. I work at Giant Foods in Clifton, Virginia, and they're tragically lacking in hispanic ingredients and products. A lot of popular cheeses and cookies are absent in the Clifton Giant, but the Giant in the Centrewood Plaza holds everything my parents and I need. We will go out of our way and drive (rather than walk to our grocery store 5 minutes away) to find our favorite snacks and treats, with my particular favorite being a product of cookies called "Cremosas," which are actually Salvadoran, like my father.
Great location with easy access to main roads like 66, 28, 29, and Lee Highway. The only downside is the current construction taking place on the major onramps, but getting rid of all of the stoplights has already greatly improved normal traffic. There are several safe apartment complexes, including my own, and I even feel safe enough to walk by myself at night around the neighborhood. Overall, I have found the area more affordable when comparing to Loudoun county or other areas of Fairfax county in terms of housing for a single person. There are tons of great places to eat locally, especially varieties of quality Asian cuisine. For those who like running or walking, I have found several paths perfect for running around the local area that avoid street crossings and have had great luck running on the local highschool track on the weekends. It does seem like most single people in my area commute into work and have otherwise noticed that Centreville is mainly a family centered area.