Lorton, Virginia 

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Population

20,268

+5.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.3%

Median Income

$90,820

Median Home Price

$451,900

Best Places to Live in Lorton, Virginia

National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay. September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Lorton, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Lorton, VA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Uniquely attractive core
Arts and culture
Historic interest
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Cost of living
Summer heat

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.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Virginia
County: Fairfax County
Metro Area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Lorton
Zip Codes: 22079
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lorton is 2.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lorton jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lorton's cost of living is 40.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lorton's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Fairfax county voted Democratic in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lorton's population is 20,268 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 5.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 33.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lorton is Real Estate: $451,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.3%.

SCHOOLS
Lorton 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 Lorton. More Education



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Housing Market in Lorton

It's a good time to buy in Lorton. Home Appreciation is up 3.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lorton is $451,900.

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Reviews for Lorton   4 Reviews
Housing in Lorton - 1/18/2010
Lorton is a nice commuter neighborhood about 18 miles south of Washington D.C. The community has grown significantly in the past ten years with a mix of townhomes and... Read More

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An Absolute Nightmare - 3/11/2008
One of the top-3 reasons I chose Lorton was it's proximity to the Virginia Railway Express at Lorton Station. The VRE is slow but determined, and will take you to work... Read More

Love this area - 5/20/2006
I love the Northern Virginian area, however it is impossible to be a single female and retire in this... Read More


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