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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  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
    A-
Idylwood is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 18,678. Idylwood is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Idylwood offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Idylwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Idylwood and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Idylwood are highly rated.
About Idylwood...
Population
18,678

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$520,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,716
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Idylwood 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
    23%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Idylwood

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$104,038
National
$55,322
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Idylwood Reviews

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Great location within 10 miles of DC (jobs, culture, nightlife) Diverse population, beautiful natural landscape, mild winters.
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The local businesses here are pretty great. Most of the time they are friendly, and the quality of their work is pretty good.
Theres a lot of different job opportunities given the many businesses that are around here.