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Lakeside is a town in Virginia with a population of 13,033. Lakeside is in Henrico County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Lakeside offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lakeside there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lakeside and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lakeside are above average.
About Lakeside...
Population
13,033

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,014
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Lakeside 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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Lakeside

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,529
National
$55,322
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Lakeside Reviews

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Lakeside offers quaint cottage living, hipsters bitching, and plenty of white trash. One street will be beautiful and the next one will have you wondering how did that lawn chair get up there... ahhh classic lakeside. Lakeside also bolsters an endlessly entertaining neighborhood facebook page where you could watch your neighbors call each other out for having cats, or for touching their trashy year-round Christmas lights. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, here in lakeside there is always someone patrolling the neighborhood breaking into cars.
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Where I live, 5 miles up the road is historic downtown richmond. Although everything is a bit crowded its a generally good living area. The crime is only high in the south side, but in the suburbs and rural areas its a lot less. Compared to everywhere else in the country that I have traveled so far I would give my city an 8. Richmond is still thriving and growning as a community. Theres a lot of work being done in the school system including security and academic achievements. The roads are finally getting fixed. Areas like shortpump have more store openings helping with job openings. All around we are improving. The future here holds greats things and people.
Lakeside is very very beautiful. Its nice and quiet over here, you don't hear about any crimes over here. Lakeside is just the best place to live in my opinion