Residents agree: Vienna is money. Now, a national magazine's rankings have put Vienna -- and its income -- in the spotlight.
Money Magazine recently named Vienna to its list of Top-Earning Towns. Vienna was ranked No. 24 out of towns across the country with household income and home prices above the national average. Vienna’s median family income is $144,502 and the median home price is $550,000, well above the national median home price of $203,500 in 2013.
The article credits Vienna’s proximity to Washington, D.C., and great schools as factors.
“Nestled in Washington D.C.'s shadow, the town is a half-hour ride into the city via the Metro. It's home to a high school ranked third in the state and a school district in the top 20. There's nowhere left in Vienna to put a new house, so developers often tear down older homes and build seven-figure beauties in their place,” the article reads.
The City of Falls Church is ranked at number 18 on the list.
Additionally, Money Magazine ranked Vienna as number 12 on the list of 25 Best Places for the Rich and Single. This list was compiled by looking at the percentage of the community who is single, the median family income and quality of life. According to Money Magazine, 35.2 percent of Vienna’s population is single. Two other Virginia towns made the list with Falls Church ranked at number six and Tysons Corner listed at number 14.
Vienna was also recognized earlier this year by NerdWallet as the number two Best City in Virginia for Young Families. Vienna was behind Glen Allen in Henrico County and followed by Fairfax City.
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