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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
South Riding is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 29,073. South Riding is in Loudoun County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in South Riding offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Riding there are a lot of parks. Many families live in South Riding and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in South Riding are highly rated.
About South Riding...
Population
29,073

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$494,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,159
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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South Riding 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
    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
$144,042
National
$55,322
Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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South Riding is a great place to live. There are many shops and resturants to visit, including activities like minigolf and bowling! Plus, it is kind of a small town so the resturants that are locally owned, you feel like fmaily when you walk in. The schools in the area are very nice and the neighborhoods are super friendly!
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Lots of food options and recreational activities! Plenty of family friendly events are held multiple times throughout the year, and I've always felt comfortable and safe in my neighborhood. Traffic circles have been popping up the last couple of years which makes commute times much nicer. Only complaint is that the nightlife around here is pretty dead.
South Riding is a planned community in Loudoun County. It offers various services and amenities. Restaurants are near by and several grocery stores are easily accessible as well as other amenities. There is a need for more restaurants and entertainment in the area. The closest Movie theater is 10-15 minutes away. The community is clean and well kept. The pool and public areas are well maintained. The people are friendly. The schools are top rated and the students receive a strong education. As in every where in VA there is some traffic during rush hour but for the most part the roads are wide enough to accommodate the multitude.