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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D-
  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
    NG
Penrose is a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia with a population of 7,714. Penrose is in Arlington County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Penrose offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Penrose there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Penrose and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Penrose are highly rated.
About Penrose...
Population
7,714

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$574,602
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,629
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    75%
  • Own
    25%
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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.
Median Household Income
$87,950
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Penrose Reviews

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There aren't that many "shops" unless you go closer to Pentagon City Mall, however, there are plenty of grocery stores/CVS types as well as locally owned restaurants. Additionally, there are a handful of apartment complexes that provide access to the local area.
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The general atmosphere of Arlington is great no matter where you live. People are generally minding their own business but when you speak to them they're very nice. There are so many things to do and places to go. There are over 500 different restaurants in Arlington. And if there is ever a time where you get bored then you can go to Roslyn, D.c, Old Town in Alexandria which are all so close to they city.
They're more police than we need in Arlington. Within 18 miles we have over 300 police officers so it's really common to see multiple people getting pulled over for speeding or violating a traffic law on the way home.