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Clifton is an incorporated town located in southwestern Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 282 at the time of the 2010 census, up from 185 at the 2000 census. Incorporated by the General Assembly on March 9, 1902, Clifton is currently one of only three towns in the county, the other two being Vienna and Herndon. Clifton's history begins pre-colonially, when the area was used as hunting grounds by the local Dogue Native American tribe. A railroad siding was constructed here during the Civil War, and the area became titled as Devereux Station. A nearby neighborhood on the outskirts of the Clifton ZIP code has this name. Development of a village at the siding began in 1868 when a railroad depot, named "Clifton Station", was constructed. Unlike most areas in Northern Virginia, the land around Clifton is far less built up than nearby areas, especially to its east and southwest. This was out of the worry that overdevelopment near Bull Run and the Occoquan River would be environmentally damaging to the Occoquan Reservoir. Consequently, as development edged near the area in the late 1970s and early 1980s, an ordinance was enacted stating that only one building could be placed on 5-acre (20,000 m2) parcels that have not already been divided. Today, the southern and eastern portions of the area are heavily forested, with single-family homes, while the northern area has become equestrian areas.

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Facts and Stats for Clifton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Clifton

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    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Clifton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Clifton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Clifton.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Clifton - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 72.79 (High)
    • Pollution Index 72.41 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 103 (High)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.48 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 125 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Clifton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Clifton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.53 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.66 USD

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