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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
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Dranesville is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 11,690. Dranesville is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Dranesville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dranesville there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Dranesville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Dranesville are highly rated.
About Dranesville...
Population
11,690

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$562,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,500
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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Dranesville 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
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Dranesville

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$175,772
National
$55,322

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Dranesville Reviews

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The Reston/Herndon area has been growing over the years. The area is filled with a lot of businesses, but the downfall is the residents who live in this area. There are a lot of neighborhoods that are specific for low income families and majority of the time these people are involved in drugs, gangs, or crime. It is the only aspect that makes the area unsafe (has nothing to do with ethnicity).
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The kids of this area have no respect for one another. Some are racist and biased. Cliques are arranged by race and status of life. Although there is no physical bullying, cyberbullying is really bad. The kids are so drowned into the media they don't get to realize what's out there in the real world. The kids are so into partying and it affects thremselves along with everyone around them.
A review for this section is two-fold. While there are plenty of options for restaurants, both chain and individual, and even an impressive range of international dining options, such as a great Pho restaurant and an authentic Mexican restaurant, there are very few bars and extremely few/no nightlife establishments. Residents of this area do not have a place to go clubbing or dancing.