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  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Winchester is a town in Virginia with a population of 27,789. Winchester is in Winchester City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Winchester offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Winchester there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Winchester. The public schools in Winchester are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$236,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,011
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Winchester 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    142.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    135.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    305.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,015.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    138.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Winchester

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,797
National
$55,322
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I was born and raised in Winchester, VA and I have to say that it is an absolutely fantastic place to live in! We have a lot of small, local shops in downtown Winchester, where it's always bustling with people walking around and exploring all of the shops! It's a nice place to settle down due to the suburban atmosphere which overall makes the town very hospitable. Not to mention that our town hosts the Apple Blossom Parade where people from all over come to see our big celebration! Overall, it's a great community to live in.
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I love the many things that Winchester has to offer, such as the restaurants, activities, etc. Winchester is pretty clean and there aren't too many issues surrounding this town, however there is a lot of traffic. Traffic in Winchester around 5pm is absolutely insane!
I moved to Winchester about a year ago, from Loudoun County. I love the fact that it feels like "country living". The sights are amazing, I see farms and animals along with regular living in the suburbs. I guess just moving from a very populated area and moving out here it is like a breath of fresh air. I still commute to work at the hospital so on the way I see plenty on farms filled with their cows, horses, and other animals. I remember before moving out here I took a trip up here and the funny thing a year after I ended up moving about three minutes away but didn't intentionally mean to. However, its a great place to visit and might fall in love and end moving!