Here Are The 12 Smartest Cities In Virginia To Live In

Recently, we took at look at the cities and towns in Virginia with some of the top k-12 schools. Today, we are going to take a look forward. Where do all of these people with great educations end up?

Earlier this month, NerdWallet, an online personal finance information service, published a study on the most educated and least educated areas in the nation. Not surprisingly, Virginia made 8 out of their top 100, with 12 Virginia cities in total making it into the rankings.

NerdWallet uses U.S. Census Bureau data from more than 2,000 places across the country to determine the levels of education attained in each area, then the varying degrees are weighted to determine the final ranking.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

While there aren’t too many surprises in this list, it is interesting to see how the concentration of types of employment correlates with the concentration of higher levels of education. What do you think about this list? Do you agree with NerdWallet’s analysis? Let us know in the comments below!