Best Places to Live in Lorton, Virginia

National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay
Pros
-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat

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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.


QUICK FACTS

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 3.20% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lorton jobs have increased by 0.35%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lorton's cost of living is 42.20% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Lorton's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Lorton's population is 19,497 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 26.73%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lorton is $411,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -9.63%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Lorton

It's not a good time to buy in Lorton. Home Appreciation is down -0.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Lorton Real Estate.

The median home price in Lorton is $411,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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ZIP CODES IN LORTON, VIRGINIA
22079