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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
    A-
Penrose is a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia with a population of 4,855. Penrose is in Arlington County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Penrose, 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
4,855

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$609,949
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,934
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    77%
  • Own
    23%
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Penrose 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
    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
$95,547
National
$55,322
Families with Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Penrose is a wonderful, family-friendly, neighborhood with a number of restaurants and shops along Columbia Pike, and parks throughout the neighborhood. The neighborhood's location makes it easy to get in to D.C., on to Metro, the Pentagon, Pentagon City/Crystal City to the south and Clarendon/Courthouse/Rosslyn to the north. Most homes and condos are on the smaller size throughout the neighborhood, but this helps to contribute to the overall friendliness of the community because more children and adults go outside of their homes and backyards in to public parks and spaces for recreation.
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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.
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.