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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B-
Montgomery County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 818,677. Montgomery County is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Montgomery County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Montgomery County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Montgomery County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Montgomery County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$299,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,211
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Montgomery County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    76.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    128.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,316.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    54.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Reviews

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I have worked in Montgomery County for 30 years and I love how safe and much how the community look out for one another. More jobs and better opportunities are offered. Montgomery County offers more to for children and their school are the highest ranked throughout Pa. I have a special needs child and all of the programs I have enrolled him in such as soccer, art, camp and so forth has been in Montgomery County. I find that the children in Montgomery County are more accepting, loving and less judgmental. Parents raise their children to accept all people from all backgrounds and disabilities and that is why I most of my sons extracurricular activities are all based in Montgomery County. I also feel that my son has more opportunities to thrive out there. Although I have lived in Philadelphia my entire life my husband and I plan on retiring and finding a nice house out in Montgomery County, preferably Lower Merion to live.
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Montgomery County is a great place to live with a good family friendly environment. The thing that lacks in this county is entertainment, there is a huge lack in things to do, activities (kid-friendly) as well as places to eat.
It's nice and quiet, but the parks and playgrounds should be well cleaned. The public schools provide my siblings with a great education.