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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Van Ness is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 1,390. Van Ness is in District of Columbia County and is one of the best places to live in District of Columbia. Living in Van Ness offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Van Ness there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Van Ness and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Van Ness are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$902,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,360
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    71
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500
  • Theft
    641
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$159,607
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    59%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Van Ness Reviews

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I like the convenience to metro,grocery shopping,and downtown.
We need more restaurants and perhaps
one good coffee place!
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