Best Places to Live in Northern Virginia

There are many places to live in Northern Virginia, and there are great neighborhoods 


Without a doubt, Arlington is one of the best places to live in Northern Virginia. 

With highly-rated public schools, an urban feel with plentiful boutique cafes and restaurants, quaint homes and tree-lined streets, this walkable area is an ideal destination for families and singles alike. 

The median home value is $643,300. See the latest listings here

Alexandria City

Alexandria City has multiple desirable neighborhoods like Del Ray, Old Town Alexandria  and Rosemont, with a walkable layout, easy access to the Metro and Routes 1 and 395. 

Alexandria City has destinations like the Torpedo Factory Art Center, as well as some of the best public schools in the area. Median home value is about $855K. See the latest listings here.


Neighborhoods in Fairfax like Town of Vienna are ideal for those interested in living in McLean or Arlington, but can’t quite afford such expensive real estate. 

This neighborhood is close-knit and holds regular yearly events for the Fourth of July and Halloween, and is part of a great school district. Median home value is $501,900. See the latest listings here

Prince William County

Prince William County is home to neighborhoods like Braemar, which is full of nature trails, tennis courts, dog parks and two swimming pools. 

The schools in the area are great, and it has a laid-back suburban feel, despite being only 10 minutes from the local VRE commuter rail station. Median home value is $358,300. See the latest listings here.

Loudoun County

Loudoun County has neighborhoods like Willowsford, which is designed around 300 acres of agricultural land and has plenty of green space. 

Loudoun County also has Ashburn Village, a development full of amenities like outdoor swimming pools, walking trails, and walkable shops and restaurants. It has both condos and single-family homes. 

Median home value is $475,500. See the latest listings here.