The Best Family Friendly Neighborhoods in the DC Metro Area!
There are so many wonderful benefits to raising a family in the Northern Virginia/DC area and there are some amazing neighborhoods that make raising a family even more enjoyable!
WTOP has featured a neat study and has some really cool interactive maps showing the best neighborhoods for families.
“WASHINGTON — Much like choosing a lifelong partner, choosing where to plant your family’s roots is a decision that should be approached carefully and tactically. Of course, aspects like weather and aesthetics of a place come to mind, but what factors are important in the long haul?
Getting to know a place requires substantial research. What are the schools like? Does the community share the same values as you do? Are there lots of children in the area? These factors and more can determine the kind of life you will build for years to come.
To help determine which places best suit family life, our data experts at FindTheHome crunched the numbers and came up with a Family Score (out of 100) for District neighborhoods plus each county in Virginia and Maryland. A high Family Score is based on a mixture of a number of factors:
A high average public school rating (based on standardized exams performance)
Few vice establishments in the area (strip clubs, liquor stores, etc.)
A high percentage of homeowners
A low percentage of unemployed residents
A high percentage of children and teenagers
A well-educated community, measured by the percent attainment of a college degree”
for the original article, click here!
If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!
Jennifer Young Homes
Keller Williams Realty