A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$451,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,900
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Merrifield 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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$108,154
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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There are many stores and restaurants, even a movie theater, within walking distance. The biggest drawback is the cost of housing in this area. Also, my former residence had more green spaces nearby. However, if you want the convenience of metro access, and a wide variety of shopping and entertainment options super close by, this is a terrific area!
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Great Restaurants. Easy transportation to DC. Very Expensive Rent. Lack of Public parks, bike trails. Plenty of shopping areas.
Nothing is perfect, that includes the area in which I live. It's got many things going for it, though. We are about twenty minutes from Washington, D.C.; We are situated fifteen minutes from the largest mall in area, and one of the busiest in the country, Tysons Corner Center; George Mason University is a short fifteen minute drive away. There's just so many things so close to where we live that it keeps things nice, calm, and subtle at home but when we want to go out and have fun, there is a buffet of options to choose from. I'd say our home and pretty close to perfect.