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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
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Ballston/Virginia Square is a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia with a population of 13,824. Ballston/Virginia Square is in Arlington County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Ballston/Virginia Square, most residents rent their homes. In Ballston/Virginia Square there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Ballston/Virginia Square and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Ballston/Virginia Square are highly rated.
About Ballston/Virginia Square...
Population
13,824

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$568,211
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,314
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    29%
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Ballston/Virginia Square Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods 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
    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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$125,380
National
$55,322
Families with Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    2%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Ballston/Virginia Square Reviews

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Probably the best area within the Rosslyn to Ballston city corridor if you are a professional in your 30s (you might feel "old" at Courthouse). You will see some seniors as well, and more kids in this area - a nice mix. Extremily safe, and yes, there are what appears to be maybe 2-3 homeless people on any given day near each meteo, but I don't recall seeing anyone sleeping on the streets, and I've seen far more inroxicated 20 somethings in Clarendon on a Saturday night than I have any other population. It's a fun spirited area, and VA Square is just down the road, but Ballston has like 3 or 4 Starbucks so I'm good. The Ballston Quarter also turned out nice, but I've only gone to the theatre and Macy's, have not yet visited all the attractions.
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Arlington is a very lively place to be. I'm in Ballston, which is really exciting because of the large number of new restaurants opening up right now, but also pretty chaotic because the area is growing so much (my apartment building has been undergoing loud renovations since I moved in four years ago). I love being by the metro, living blocks from the library and parks, and generally having access to excellent community amenities. Lots of young people and young families.
The most economically diverse area that I (in my significant privilege) encounter is the plaza right outside the Ballston metro. Lots of homeless folks sleep there, but I've never seen them cause trouble. Random men have catcalled me, especially by the bus bays, and I was followed home from the metro once by a guy on a bike. Otherwise, some panhandling is the worst of it.