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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  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
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Oakton is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 37,166. Oakton is in Fairfax County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Oakton offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Oakton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Oakton are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$604,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,856
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Oakton 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.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Oakton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$124,193
National
$55,322
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As a teenager who lives in Oakton, getting around is dependent on driving other public transportation. Other than that, the shopping centers are always looking for afterschool help and always accept highschoolers to work for them. Having Tysons and Fair Oaks Mall close by is super nice!
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Oakton, VA is a suburban town in Fairfax County. It has several top-rated elementary, middle, and high schools nearby. There are multiple shopping centers in Oakton with almost any cuisine restaurants you could want. There are many grocery stores (ranging from Walmart to Whole Foods). Oakton is in close proximity to entertainment centers like Mosaic District, Reston Town Center, and Old Town Alexandria. It is fairly close (16-20 miles) to central Washington, D.C. making for an easy commute for a day trip or night out. There are great running and biking trails through Oakton.
Oakton Virginia is an upscale, neighborly community with beautiful sights and a is perfect location close by to all things imaginable. With a quick 30 minute drive you can be in our nation's capitol, Washington D.C. For a 20 minute drive you can be in-- Arlington, Fairfax, Vienna, Great Falls, Centreville, Gainsville, Herndon, Sterling, Annandale, Loudoun county and many more. This makes for an easy, convenient, and beautiful drive wherever you go. My family has lived here my entire life and I was blessed with a joyful childhood growing up in Oakton, Virginia.