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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  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
Franconia is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 20,145. Franconia is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Franconia offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Franconia there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Franconia and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Franconia are above average.
About Franconia...
Population
20,145

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$403,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,065
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Franconia 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
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Franconia

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$116,671
National
$55,322
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Franconia, VA is about 15 miles outside Washington, D.C. If you live here you feel like you're in a small town but with a diverse population. You everything at your finger tips. We have great schools, every kind of restaurant you can have a taste for, and several shopping malls close by. Public transportation can get you anywhere you want to go. We have local bus service, Amtrak train service and subways. If you come for a visit you'll want to stay.
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It is such a great neighborhood. The schools are excellent. It is a very calm area to live in. Its just the perfect distance from the city, D.C., and Maryland. There is so much to do since it is so easy to commute. From the store centers to the crowded malls, it is a very helpful and welcoming community.
It is great!

Everything is so close to my house that I can pretty much entertain myself without spending more than 10 minutes on the road. I would definitely love to stay around here even after I move out from my parents' house only if the home values would drop a bit because they are getting way too expensive. Another thing I want to see in the future for this area is bright streets even at night because there are not that many street lights around my neighborhood. I know my neighbors are nice but I still do not feel safe enough to walk home at night after school because it is extremely dark.