Why Herndon, Virginia is the Place to Be
If you asked the residents of Herndon, Virginia if they like where they live right now, you’d get a resounding “absolutely.” Don’t take my word for it, the poll that was conducted surveying over 300 residents came back with an over 93% approval rating of their hometown. This includes everything from feeling of safety, how good the city’s parks, property, and infrastructure is, and how well they think the public officials are doing.
Those of you who are in the market for your own little slice of Americana, keep reading for more reasons why Herndon might be just what you’ve been looking for.
Best Places in America
In 2011, CNN called Herndon the 34th best place to live in America, second best place to live in the state of Virginia. They recognized the same things that residents have been saying: the economy is great, the city is safe, and the future looks very bright for them. The fact that Washington D.C. is a close neighbor to the town of Herndon means a lot of opportunity for those who are eyeing Herndon properties for sale. Needless to say, it’s a favorite place to visit among DC-natives who are looking for a change of pace and the good old small town charm.
Representatives of the town state that the town’s rich heritage and close-knit community contributes much to the success of its own success of the city’s officials. The upkeep of public properties, lands, festivities, and accessibility runs like a well-oiled machine that keeps neighborhoods looking great, businesses successful, and residents able to get around without thinking about how they will get there.
Most American cities were like this years ago, but many have fallen to the wayside from squandering of public funds, corrupt officials, and so-forth. The town of Herndon has withstood the test of time, for the things that matter.
Key points in Herndon’s Success
In Virginia they have incorporated towns, which Herndon is one of them, where they receive the full benefits of the counties they reside. This includes everything from emergency services, judicial service, public library, and health and social. This allows the city to move funding around much easier and prevent any city problems from festering.
Herndon real estate market is growing at 8 percent rate, with the median home rate at $479,600. The unemployment rate is also well under the national average, coming in at only 3.6% with the national average sitting at 6.3%. Employment has risen at a rate of 2.23% in Herndon.
2016 marks the 137th birthday for the town of Herndon, from its humble roots as a dairy and agriculture town, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t shy from changes, incorporating more growth and new additions to their heritage. If you are seeking a place that has a great mix of old and new, with a diverse populace that isn’t just an old-timer’s hometown, Herndon, Virginia ranks among the best in the country.
If you would like more information on what Herndon has to offer, please contact LeAnne Anies with LeAnne & Company | Keller Williams Capital Properties at 571-306-2508 or LeAnne@LeAnneandCo.com. For information on homes for sale in Herndon or selling your Herndon home, please visit LiveLoveHerndon.com.
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