A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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+

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%

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

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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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.
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South Riding is an excellent, safe community. It is great for families with younger children. The only downside would definitely be its isolation. Traffic is prevalent and the lack of local options are definitely an issue for teens and young adults (really anyone that cannot drive).
South Riding has been my home for almost ll my life and I have never been more happier. The schools in the area are excellent and rank very high in the state and also nationally. It is a part of Loudoun County which is rated as the richest county which shows how well the job market and real estate market is thriving in South Riding. The neighborhoods in South Riding are also mostly diverse but they are all very family friendly and safe. It is my pleasure to recommend South Riding to anyone who is considering to live here.