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Fairfax communities among best places in Va.

Thursday - 12/5/2013, 10:36am  ET

WASHINGTON - Fairfax County communities and Alexandria have something to celebrate. They've made a top 10 list for the best cities in Virginia.

The list of 50 areas compiled by Movoto, a real estate blog out of San Mateo, Calif., ranked the areas using a number of factors, including amenities, education, diversity and crime.

At the top of the list is Centreville, followed by Tysons Corner and McLean.

Centreville takes the top honor for its luxury townhouses, shopping and hiking trails.

Here is Movoto's top 10:

  1. Centreville
  2. Tysons Corner
  3. McLean
  4. Annandale
  5. Oakton
  6. Alexandria
  7. Chantilly
  8. Reston
  9. Rose Hill
  10. Suffolk

The blog spells out more about each area in this slideshow:


Here is a complete breakdown of the rest of the best cities in Virginia.

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