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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
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Glen Allen is a suburb of Richmond with a population of 16,454. Glen Allen is in Henrico County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Glen Allen offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Glen Allen there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Glen Allen and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Glen Allen are highly rated.
About Glen Allen...
Population
16,454

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$235,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,328
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Glen Allen 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
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Glen Allen

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,000
National
$55,322
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Glen Allen Reviews

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I like that my neighbors are welcoming and the environment here is just so accepting! Currently, I am a high school student and I live about 5 miles away from my school. This gives me easy access to my school. There is also a bit of diversity here. I have friends who are from China, Korea, Hispanic, etc. As for the neighborhood, my neighborhood is a calm one. Majority of the families have kids, therefore, there will be plenty of children outside playing when the weather allows it, but they are also well behaved. There is a sense of safety here because the neighborhood gives off a peaceful vibe in general. All in all, I love this place!
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I love Glen Allen! I've lived here my entire life and I have never felt unsafe or in danger while living here. It is a good location since it is close to downtown Richmond and Carytown. There are great restaurants and lots of things to do. I love going to the parks in Glen Allen, especially Crump Park. It is a central location and never too far away to anything. It is right near Short Pump - a great place for shopping. I would love to live in Glen Allen for a very long time.
Love the suburban vibe here in Glen Allen! Very friendly people and great hangout spots like the Short Pump Mall, Regal theatre, and amazing restaurants.