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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Fredericksburg is a town in Virginia with a population of 28,135. Fredericksburg is in Fredericksburg City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Fredericksburg offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Fredericksburg there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fredericksburg. The public schools in Fredericksburg are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$341,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,123
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Fredericksburg Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    266.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    45
    40.7
  • Robbery
    55.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    200.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,129.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    124.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    20%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Fredericksburg

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,258
National
$55,322
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One of the things I love the most about Fredericksburg is the amount of history that exists in the city. In my neighborhood, there are two cemeteries that date back to the Civil War era, several battlefields that were integral to American history, the majestic plantation house that belonged to George Washington's sister, and Mary Washington's grave site. The downtown area of Fredericksburg is another wonderful aspect of the city. There are a variety of restaurants, antique shops, and historic sites, and on the weekend there is the ever popular farmer's market!
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I enjoy living in Fredericksburg. It is an ideal place if you enjoy a peaceful neighborhood but still would like to find cool places to hang out with friends. Places like Central Park and Oldtown. In Oldtown Fredericksburg, you will learn about the civil war history that took place in the small town and enjoy delicious local restaurants. My favorite is the famous pizzas from Benny Vitali's! You also dont want to miss out on the fun parades that they had on December or their art galleries. Overall Fredericksburg is a friendly place that will welcome any family into the neighborhood.
I would love Fredericksburg to have more outdoor living things to do. And possible open more great restaurants. Also if Fredericksburg, VA open up more job opportunities Fredericksburg would be perfect place for anyone. Some things I love about Fredericksburg, VA is downtown Fredericksburg, because when you are in downtown Fredericksburg you forget all your worries and just enjoy the beautiful scene of Fredericksburg. Also, what is great about Fredericksburg is that you do not have to worry about having the trendiest clothes you can just wear what you love, and you won’t be judge for not wearing designer clothes.