Living in Vienna, VA
Vienna, VA offers small-town warmth with big city excitement. This close-knit community is marked by quality new homes in neighborhoods that mix and mingle and stay involved in their community with a robust, year-round calendar of events.
From its lively walkable downtown to top-rated schools, beautiful scenery, and easy access to DC, Vienna is often on “best places to live” lists. Here are some highlights of our hometown that we think make it an exceptional place to call home:
Leave the car at home – Vienna’s walkable downtown features coffee shops, pubs, gourmet grocers, historic sites – including a mid-1800’s train depot - boutique shopping, a library, and a host of other conveniences. From a newly renovated community center, weekly farmers market and movies on the green, there are lots of reasons for you to ditch the car and bike or walk into your home village.
Plentiful Shopping & Dining
From a large shopping center with grocery, pharmacy, restaurants and more, to small locally owned gift shops, galleries, eateries, vintage consignment shops, salons, and day spas you’ll find a host of conveniences and unique places to shop and dine right in Vienna’s downtown. And, when the mood or need strikes, you can venture to large local malls at Tysons or Fair Oaks.
Steeped in history, and the Vienna area offers its residents access to museums and numerous historical activities. Designated a historic structure, the Freeman Store and Museum offers tours and special events throughout the year. The historic Red Caboose train depot builds and maintains a large model railroad layout.
Top-Rated Schools & Higher Education
Fairfax County Public Schools is the official school district in Vienna and has a reputation for academic excellence. Madison High School is ranked number three in the state and has been awarded a Gold Medal by Home by School. There are also numerous private schools in the area.
The largest community college is the Northern Virginia Community College, located about five miles from Vienna. George Mason University is only about a 20-minute drive from Vienna.
West of Washington, DC by approximately 15 minutes, Vienna residents who need to access the nation’s capital can use the local Metro Orange Line service or drive via several major commuter routes. The closest airport, Dulles International, is a mere 13 miles away. Use Metro to head to Union Station and travel by high-speed rail to New York and other points north.
Vienna, Virginia is a fabulous place to live! Visit the town’s official website for more information.
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