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Why Herndon, VA Could be Your Next Hometown
Overview of the city

Herndon is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The town is well known for having many attractions close to it, some of which are Frying Pan Park, Sully Plantation, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum (housing the Enola Gay B-29 Superfortress, the Space Shuttle Discovery and an SR-71A Blackbird plane), Manassas National Battlefield Park, Aldie Mill, Reston Town Center, Mount Vernon, Colvin Run Mill, Oatlands Plantation, and the Washington and Old Dominion Trail.

General Information

Herndon has a population of more than 20,000 people, and over the past 14 years, the town has grown by more than 8%. The town has the median cost of homes of $479,000, making it one of the most expensive towns in the United States; the cost of living is 60% more than the US average. However, one good thing with living in Herndon is that one would easily get good jobs because of the high employment rate there. The rate of unemployment in Herndon is 3.60%, which is much lower than the country average of 6.30%.

Good Jobs in Herndon

There are many good jobs in Herndon because most of the largest employers of labor, and which are good companies, have their headquarters in Herndon. The town is home to companies such as AOL, Verizon Business, XO Communications, and Network Solutions. This has made Herndon to be described as the Dulles Technology Corridor, making Fortune magazine to name it the "Netplex". Some of the other employers in Herndon are Booz Allen Hamilton; SCORE Association; ITT Exelis; Northwest Federal Credit Union; REI Systems; Boeing; Worldgate Sport & Health; Air Line Pilots Association; MTS Transportation; and Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Location and Neighboring Cities

Some of the most popular cities in Herndon are Herndon Heights, Hattontown, Cooktown, Sunset Hills, Sterling Park, Reston, Floris, Oak Hill, Dranesville, Moneys Corner, Willard, Herndon Junction, Crowells Corner, Sterling, Daysville, Lexington Estates, Springvale and Hickory Creek.

What the City is Known For

Herndon, in addition to housing many large companies, the town is known as:

 

  • One of the Best Cities for Teleworking
  • One of the 11 Most Secure Large Cities in the U.S.
  • One of the 20 Healthiest Cities
  • One of the 4 Cities with the Most Gender Balanced Cities
  • One of the 14 Cities with the Best Airports to Make a Connection
  • One of the 5 Most Secure Places to Live
  • One of the 7 Cities on the Edge of Greatness
  • One of the 9 America's Most Playful Cities
  • One of the 14 the Most Single Cities
  • One of the 15 Cities with the Most Competitive Private Colleges
  • One of the 19 Most Competitive Public Colleges
  • One of the 22 Most Popular Cities for the Holidays
  • One of the 23 Best US Cities for Seniors
  • One of the 26 Fiscally Fit Cities
  • One of the 29 Most Romantic Cities for Boomers
  • One of the 34 America's Manliest Sports Cities
  • One of the 36 Best Baseball Cities
  • One of the 40 Best Block Party Places
  • One of the 42 Americas Manliest Cites
  • One of the 46 America's Best Cities for Dating
  • One of the 50 Most Energetic Cities
  • One of the 87 Best Green Cities

 

Herndon Main Transportation System

Herndon has more than 74% of its residents using their own cars as the main medium of transportation, moving from one place to another within the city and traveling to and from the city. Only 7% of the people use the mass transit system. The most popular players in the mass transit system are Metro Bus 5A DC-Dulles Line; Dulles Airport AeroTrain; Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station; Fairfax Connector Bus 505; Washington Deluxe; Haymarket Transportation; Loudoun County Transit - CFC; and Hughes Transportation Services. Washington Flyer Coach Service provides services which are much cheaper than taking a taxi or shuttle.

Herndon Housing

Herndon has different types of housing units for those willing to move to the town. While more than 55% of the properties are owner-occupied, about 35% of them are available for those who want to rent, which costs between $1300 and $3000 per month depending on the type of property.