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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Arbutus is a suburb of Baltimore with a population of 20,259. Arbutus is in Baltimore County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Arbutus offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Arbutus there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Arbutus and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Arbutus are above average.
About Arbutus...
Population
20,259

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$230,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,093
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Arbutus Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Arbutus

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,640
National
$55,322
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Arbutus Reviews

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I was born and raised in Arbutus and have always felt like it had a small town feeling! The location is optimal with quick access to several major roadways, a quick jump on 95 to get to downtown Baltimore, easy access to BWI, and several hospitals within a short distance.
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Arbutus is a small town in Baltimore County, everyone pretty much seems to know everyone. Although the town is not very large, there is plenty for everyone to do. Many children participate in sports, Adults have plenty of places to go have some free time and enjoy the company of other adults. To improve Arbutus, they could add more places for adults to go to.
I have lived in Arbutus my entire life, so I really don't know about living anywhere else. When I was younger, I feel that the neighborhood was more connected and people actually knew each other. As the times changed, people don't socialize with each other anymore and they just continue with their lives. So, I do wish that we went back to being closer with our neighbors, but at the same time it is a different time. When talking about the location, I feel that it is a great place to live in that aspect, you aren't super far away from everything. I know it is very convenient if you worked in DC because there is a train station here, and there are also metro stops a few exits down on 695 if you didn't want to drive into the city. Also, there are plenty of surrounding towns that have just about everything, whether it be Catonsville, or Elkridge and most places are within 20 minutes away. I feel that Arbutus is a great place to live and people should really look more into it.