Praise for the D.C. metro area keeps coming in, proving that this is one of the best places to live in the United States. In fact, that’s just what U.S. News and World Report has concluded with its most recent “Best Places to Live” list for 2017. The D.C. metro area ranked fourth overall out of the top 100 places to live in the United States. This comes just after the news that our area was ranked the fourth most valuable housing market in the country and the fourth best city for carless living.

The “Best Places to Live” list was determined by a survey of thousands of U.S. residents across the country to find out what qualities are the most important when it comes to choosing a place to live, along with U.S. Census Bureau data and other acquired rankings. Ultimately, the D.C. metro area’s ranking of fourth best place to live in the country was based off of the job market, the average annual income, the quality of life, the schools, and the sense of community found in our local neighborhoods. The D.C. area was only beat out by Austin, Texas; Denver, Colorado; and San Jose, California. The rest of the top 10 is as follows: Fayetteville, Arizona; Seattle, Washington; Raleigh & Durham, North Carolina; Boston, Massachusetts; Des Moines, Iowa; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Once again, the DMV area proves itself as one of the top places to live, something we — the Keri Shull Team — have always known to be true. The job market is one of the best in the country, thriving due to the abundance of government jobs and startup companies. The average annual income of residents in the D.C. metro area remains higher than the national average, even though the population here is very diverse. Our local schools consistently dominate national rankings lists, and our sense of community is strong and resolute. The quality of life in our area is also one of best in the country because it is so well rounded in terms of things to do and entertainment. It’s clear that buying a home in the D.C. metro area is a great investment for many reasons.

If you’re ready to buy a home in the DMV, contact the Keri Shull Team! The D.C. metro area is the place we know best. Come join us in the fourth best place to live in the United States, and let us help you find the home of your dreams! We offer all of our clients a VIP Buyer Guarantee to give you an edge on the competition, and priority access to the hottest new listings in town. Meet our team and find the perfect home for you in the DMV.