Four of top 10 counties to live in are in Washington area

Four of top 10 counties to live in are in Washington area

Real estate website Movoto called Loudoun County, Virginia, the best county to live in nationwide, out of more than 600 it studied. Three other Washington area counties make the top 10: Fairfax County (3rd), Montgomery County (8th) and Frederick County (9th). The rankings are based on unemployment rates, median household incomes, median rents, median home prices, percent of families below the poverty line and high school graduation rate.

Loudoun County was the obvious winner, Movoto writes on its blog, with the highest rents and household income, just 4.85 percent unemployment and only 2.5 percent of families below the poverty line, and an impressive high school graduation rate of 93 percent. Fairfax County had the second highest household income ($103,010). Montgomery and Frederick counties were near the top on all rankings.

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