23 reviews
  1. Suburb of Baltimore, MD
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$230,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,048
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,221
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Arbutus Reviews

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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.
My area of arbutus is a generally calm, and beautiful town. Nothing about it really needs to be changed because everyone seems to know each other around here and there's nothing better then a strong nit community. In the future i see more and more buildings to truly put our town on the map, and to help us become a little bit bigger.
When I was younger, I felt like I was closer with my neighbors and we had a better time. Now, I feel like no one is as close as they use to be because a lot of the neighbors i was close with, grew up and moved away. The general area around my neighborhood is good and not a bad area but the community feeling doesn't feel as good as it use to.