Northern Virginia: Great Place to Meet the Young and Wealthy

by Will Smith

Two cities in Nothern Virginia are among the country’s best places to meet the unhitched and well-to-do — or so says Money Magazine in its recent ranking, Best places for the rich and single. “Seeking a sugar daddy (or sugar-mama)?” asks the article. “Follow the money to these towns and cities, where affluent young professionals are abundant.”

Of the 25 companies to make the list, Herndon, Virginia came in at number 8 thanks to its population of young techies who work at places like AOL that are sprinkled throughout the Dulles Tech Corridor. Over 33 percent of Herndon’s population is single, and the median family income is $109,217.

But the big winner for our area is Arlington, Virginia, which snagged the silver, just behind number-one Hermosa Beach, California. Apparently Arlington, with a population that is 41.6 percent single and a median family income of $108,815, is filled with young brainiacs and “government types” who work in places like the Pentagon or Office of Naval Research.

We’re not sure whether to believe that characterization of Arlington, or this one:

What do you think? Is Money Magazine right about Arlington and Herndon? Let us know in the comments.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/northern_virginia_great_place_to_meet_the_young_and_wealthy/1141


  1. Bruno said at 10:55 am on Friday July 17, 2009:

    Herndon is so hot raut now.

  1. Brandon Green said at 3:21 pm on Friday July 17, 2009:

    I love that video!

  1. Just161 said at 12:54 pm on Saturday July 18, 2009:

    This study identified places with lots of SINGLE people, and compared this to the area’s median FAMILY income.

    In other news, apples are now oranges.

  1. clam said at 6:21 pm on Thursday July 23, 2009:

    herndon is so ghetto. herndon is not a place for single professionals hot spot.  Arlington, yes. Herndon. Hellz no.  Used to live there and never will. Plus it’s too far to DC.

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