NerdWallet picks Bon Air as one of the Best Cities for Young Families in Virginia

I’ve never thought of Bon Air as a city to be honest.

From NerdWallet:

Bon Air
Originally developed as a resort community for 19th century residents of nearby Richmond, Bon Air still sports much of the beautiful Victorian architecture of the time. History aside, the median home value of $217,900 is the lowest in the top 10, and the town earned a GreatSchools score of 9, which is tied for the highest mark in the state. Even though only 20% of households are families with children, the blend of affordability and excellent schools likely will help that number increase.

NerdWallet is basically a financial education site. It is worth noting that all the credit offers on their site provide compensation to Nerdwallet for featuring on the site. However the list of Best Cities for Young Families in Virginia is based on data from trusted sources such a the census. The factors used to determine “best” included, home affordability, growth and prosperity, family friendliness, and educational quality.

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Richard Hayes

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  1. Nerd Wallet blows. Almost every single “city” is a census designated place, meaning it isn’t a city, or even a town. Most of them are simply developed suburban communities. I tire of these online stories that “analyze” data but don’t have the first clue about the subject matter. Another example of how the internet makes everyone an expert.

  2. Rocket J. Squirrel on said:

    Almost everywhere on that list is exurban sprawl personified. But hey “We’re 20% as good as Gainesville!” sounds like a great slogan.

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