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Old 12-15-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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Default Falls Church gets some good PR

Highest median salaries and education in the country.

Median income tops $113K in Falls Church - wtop.com
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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You know, given what the housing and community are like in Falls Church and the surrounding areas, I'm surprised that the 113K figure is for a household. I assumed that might be for a single worker. Just basing that off my observation that small houses being sold are torn down for much larger homes.
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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You know, given what the housing and community are like in Falls Church and the surrounding areas, I'm surprised that the 113K figure is for a household. I assumed that might be for a single worker. Just basing that off my observation that small houses being sold are torn down for much larger homes.
Figure sounds about right if you consider only 1 person in the house who works.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Orange Hunt Estates, W. Springfield
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You know, given what the housing and community are like in Falls Church and the surrounding areas, I'm surprised that the 113K figure is for a household. I assumed that might be for a single worker. Just basing that off my observation that small houses being sold are torn down for much larger homes.
As a median, this seems like a high figure to me, even if for a household.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:31 AM
 
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The City of Falls Church is about two square miles. It's tiny, and though there are few really high-end homes, there are virtually no poor people either, which brings up the median. My guess is that the "real" median income is much higher -- you need to factor in all of those retired people who still live there in the smaller homes that haven't been torn down yet. A household with two college-educated professionals -- which is most of the working population in the City of Falls Church -- can easily have income over $200K, even if they are both working for the government or a university.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Macao
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To me, that means it goes solidly against the 'the rent is too damn high' party.

Goes in the 'way too damn expensive to consider living in' column, which already included Bethesda, Arlington, and NW section of Washington DC.
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Oooooooh my brother in McLean is gonna be mad!!! He's one of those types who poo poo Falls Church as the lowly ugly step sister to McLean. Heh heh, can't wait to see what he thinks of this!
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Expatriate Philadelphian in Northern Virginia
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To me, that means it goes solidly against the 'the rent is too damn high' party.

Goes in the 'way too damn expensive to consider living in' column, which already included Bethesda, Arlington, and NW section of Washington DC.
Yep, that interesting gentleman that ran for NY Governor would definitely not be amused.

However as IIRC you were considering only an apartment situation for your family, you wouldn't not need a six-figure salary for that.
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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Oooooooh my brother in McLean is gonna be mad!!! He's one of those types who poo poo Falls Church as the lowly ugly step sister to McLean. Heh heh, can't wait to see what he thinks of this!
Not sure why it would change his mind. If McLean (or Bethesda) were a separate municipality, it would surpass the City of Falls Church by a considerable margin.

On the other hand, McLean could use some of the lowly ugly step sisters' (the one in the City of Falls Church and the one in Fairfax County who calls herself Falls Church) good - and affordable - restaurants.
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:51 PM
 
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Oooooooh my brother in McLean is gonna be mad!!! He's one of those types who poo poo Falls Church as the lowly ugly step sister to McLean. Heh heh, can't wait to see what he thinks of this!
Well, if McLean were a separate incorporated city, its median income and house price would be considerably higher than those of Falls Church.
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