Vienna, Virginia (VA)
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General Information about Vienna
Vienna is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 14,453 at the 2000 census and it has grown by about 3% since.
In July of 2005, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Vienna fourth on its list of the 100 best places to live in the United States. In addition to excellent public schools, its assets include a downtown with many small businesses, a Washington Metrorail station with large parking garages (the western terminus of the Orange Line) just south of the city, and a portion of the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park hiker/biker trail cutting through the center of the town. The Tysons Corner development is nearby, as is Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.
Stats about Vienna
|Cost of Living|
|Median Household Income:||$85,519|
|Median Home Value:||$231,200|
|State sales tax:||5.0%|
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Ratings and reviews of Vienna
rbmellor (currently lives here; has lived here for Over 10 years):
Great place for kids to grow up. Lots of extracuricular activities and lots of parks within walking distance. Community Center has lots to offer as well as a top notch athetic fields with artificial turf so youth football, lacrosse and baseball can play no matter what the weather.
Lots of parents volunteer in the many youth sports activities and the schools are some of the most highly rated in the country.
We have two wonderful music venues: Wolf Trap which is always the highlight of my summer and Jammin Java has lots of indie bands with great chili.
The town now has a center green park that during the summer they have free music on Friday or Saturday nights.
Vienna is very walkable and almost every street in town has a sidewalk. There are many restaurants and I think 4 wine stores.
Lots of fitness facilities, the W&O bike path, tennis courts at numerous parks in Vienna as well as many summer pool and tennis clubs.
Very safe, call the police and they will literally be at your door in 3 to 5 minutes.
The Vienna Metro is great for those that work downtown and there are buses running thoughout Vienna to other localities.
Great hospitals are close by and we have a library.
Shopping: best shopping in DC is only 2 miles away at Tyson's Corner.
What would I change? I wish they had built a route around town so that Rt 123 wouldn't be such a travel nightmare. I am able to avoid the traffic by driving back routes.
What would prohibit a lot of people from living here are the housing costs. Many million dollar homes, but still even the small homes go for $450K.
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