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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  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
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Columbia Forest is a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia with a population of 5,875. Columbia Forest is in Arlington County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Columbia Forest, most residents rent their homes. In Columbia Forest there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Columbia Forest and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Columbia Forest are highly rated.
About Columbia Forest...
Population
5,875

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$413,504
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,695
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    78%
  • Own
    22%
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Columbia Forest 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
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$82,414
National
$55,322
Families with Children
30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%
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Columbia Forest Reviews

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Living in Arlington has been an incredible blessing. Thanks to the school system I was able to get accepted to college with a full tuition scholarship. Because of the public transportation system, I hardly need my car. Overall, I highly recommend this area.
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While this area can be a bit stuffy for a young person considering that most everything closes at nine p.m.. But I always feel safe wherever I am and feel that people are willing to help if I were in trouble. I would live here again, just a lot further down the line. I see this area improving greatly in the future with the availability of affordable housing and job openings.
I personally have never had a problem with the crime and safety aspect of this area. There have been those spare stories that I have heard that make crime and safety a little iffy, but overall it seems fine.