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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  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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Leesburg is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 51,015. Leesburg is in Loudoun County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Leesburg offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Leesburg there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Leesburg and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Leesburg are highly rated.
About Leesburg...
Population
51,015

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$394,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,499
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Leesburg 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    122.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    39
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    34
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,452.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    60.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Leesburg

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,844
National
$55,322
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I have lived in Leesburg, Virginia my entire life. In all my 18 years of life, I have genuinely enjoyed my experience. This town is very safe, a great place to raise children if you're interested in starting a family here, and is one of the cleanest parts of Virginia. The entertainment is only growing, shopping is great as we have an Outlet Mall and even a hospital very close by. The schools are also very well established, and the entire state of Virginia has amazing colleges to choose from. If you're looking to have some fun, there are two town centers right here in Leesburg and Washington D.C. is also really close! The only negative about Leesburg would be that it is a little on the pricey side since Loudoun County is the richest county in Virginia the houses may be expensive but it is definitely worth the cost!
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The safe town of Leesburg located about 45 minutes away from Washington D.C. Leesburg has a downtown area that is filled with restaurants, bars, shops, etc. The town of Leesburg provides a lot of community activities that make being a resident a joyful experience. Leesburg is very safe and an excellent place to have a family. Growing up in Leesburg I learned that public schools are one of the best in the nation. This is an economically stable area where housing is consistently gaining value. A diverse community. A lot of job opportunities as well.
As an 18 year old Leesburg has been a great place to grow up. I moved here from Seattle, Washington 12 years ago and haven't wished I had grown up anywhere else. The local schools are amazing and provide support to help any student with motivation succeed. I never have to worry about being out after dark because there is always a friendly police presence to ensure everyone stays safe. There is plenty to do during the day, but if its past 9 your options become very limited. Everything is expensive here. High income areas come with a high cost of living. Gyms and healthy food options are everywhere. Living a healthy lifestyle here can be pricey, but is easily accessible. Overall, Leesburg is a great place to raise and family.