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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Newington Forest is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 12,476. Newington Forest is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Newington Forest offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Newington Forest there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Newington Forest and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Newington Forest are highly rated.
About Newington Forest...
Population
12,476

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$438,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,053
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Newington Forest Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live 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.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Newington Forest

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$135,272
National
$55,322
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Newington Forest is a neighborhood with good homes, but they are a little overpriced. Of course it is close to D.C., so that is sort of to be expected. The schools in the area are pretty good. The high schools and middle schools are markedly better than the elementary schools. The closest elementary school, Newington Forest Elementary, is very close and can be walked to from most houses in the area. It is currently being renovated. The neighbors are generally friendly, but there are some drug problems. We are close to many shopping centers, a few libraries, lots of parks, and a recreation center. There is a small playground in the neighborhood for children. Overall it's a good area.
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I've lived in this community/neighborhood for the majority of my life (8+ years) and I've never had any problems with neighbors, commute to the local public schools (K-12), and the closest shopping center for groceries would be at most at 10 minute drive to Saratoga Shopping Plaza.
Although expensive, Springfield is a great place to live. Our neighborhood has easy access to major area roadways, while still maintaining a suburban atmosphere. Recently there have been many new businesses opening up in the town center area. Local schools are among the best in the country.