in Northern Virginia
Innovation lives here. Over the last two decades, we have undergone a transformation. We’ve flipped the script: once known as a suburb of Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia is now a thriving destination in its own right.
Living in Northern Virginia, one of the best places to live near D.C., you can have it all: a lucrative job at a forward-thinking company – plus access to the country’s greatest historical sites, a bustling café culture, active nightlife and concertgoing, a thriving wine region, seven professional sports teams, and a mild four-season climate with year-round kayaking, biking, and hiking. We offer some of the best public and private schools in the nation and access to 60 colleges and universities. In fact, we are the most educated region in the country. Here, there are no compromises. Find out why NOVA is one of the best places to live and work in the country.
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One of the best places to live near DC, Northern Virginia’s amenities offer high value at a lower cost of living than many major metros. Explore our cost of living calculator to help you plan your finances when moving.