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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
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
McNair is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 20,983. McNair is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in McNair offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In McNair there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in McNair and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in McNair are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$410,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,801
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    73%
  • Own
    27%
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McNair 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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$104,967
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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McNair Reviews

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Ever since I moved here, I have stopped worrying about dangerous activities ensuing in the environment. The crime rate here is low an unfrequent. I moved from West Virginia, where drug activities are substantially higher. In Virginia, the police have a stronger authority and are generally more respected for doing their jobs properly. It is overall peaceful and more active, as the first thing I noticed was the amount of people jogging and playing outdoors. The citizens are friendly, and potential crime threats are minimum.
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There are numerous good quality neighborhoods, but there are a few inadequate housing. The cost of living in this area is higher than average, but the quality in return compensates the price.
The area is diverse, therefore people are extremely tolerant. The community is very interactive, and supportive of one another.