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    A+
  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
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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South Riding is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 30,426. South Riding is in Loudoun County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in South Riding offers residents a sparse 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
30,426

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$499,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,226
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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South Riding 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
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    21%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in South Riding

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$147,371
National
$55,322

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South RIding is a suburb in Northern Virginia, Loudoun County that is rapidly growing in many ways. Population is steadily increasing and so there is a lot of diversity and a big demand for housing. This also creates more jobs as the influx of population rises. Since it is very family friendly and for more established families, it is not for night-goers and all night party people. However, what it lacks in night life it makes up in public schools and safety. As a part of the richest county in the United States, its schools have loads of resources that are provided to students and teachers free of cost.
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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!
As a resident of South Riding attending a public school. I have been able to connect with people of a variety of different religions, ethnicities, and backgrounds. The school system is very organized with amazing faculty and a supportive student body. The residents of this community are very friendly. South Riding also has many shopping complexes however it is a small distance away from malls. There is a wonderful recreation center with a day care and many amenities.