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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Merrifield is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 17,243. Merrifield is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Merrifield offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Merrifield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Merrifield and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Merrifield are highly rated.
About Merrifield...
Population
17,243

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$483,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,951
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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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
    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.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    27%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Merrifield

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$113,259
National
$55,322
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Merrifield Reviews

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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.