Herndon, Virginia 

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+8.0% since 2020

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8.3 / 5.6

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Best Places to Live in Herndon, Virginia

Herndon, VA is a thriving suburb located in Fairfax County. With an estimated population of 24,000 people, Herndon has something special for everyone. From outdoor activities like parks and recreational sports leagues to cultural attractions like the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce–there's always something new to explore in this lively city. Residents also benefit from easy access to quality public and private schools as well as excellent healthcare facilities. Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation—Herndon has something special for everyone! National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay.
Zip Codes: 20170
Cost of Living: 45.1% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

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Herndon, Va Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Uniquely attractive core
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Historic interest
Growth and sprawl
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What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


The unemployment rate in Herndon is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Herndon jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Herndon's cost of living is 45.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Herndon's Cost of Living

September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Herndon, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Fairfax county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 69.9% to 28.0%. More Voting Stats

Herndon's population is 24,574 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 27.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Herndon is Real Estate: $644,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.5%.

Herndon public schools spend $14,978 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.8 students per teacher in Herndon. More Education

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Housing Market in Herndon

It's a good time to buy in Herndon. Home Appreciation is up 7.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Herndon is $644,800.
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Reviews for Herndon   12 Reviews
Herndon, VA Weather - 2/3/2015
Seasons tend to be relatively mild. The warmer seasons are extended by 3-4 weeks as compared to the New York Metropolitan Area.... Read More

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traffic - 10/30/2009
Traffic has gotten out of control the last couple of... Read More

About Herndon - 6/6/2009
We actually live south of Herndon in Oak Hill (Zip Code 20171). The Town of Herndon is incorporated, Oak Hill is not. Herndon is a nice enough city with an historic area... Read More

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