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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
About College Park...
Population
31,942

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$269,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,511
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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College Park 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,694
National
$55,322
Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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College Park Reviews

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The student housing is extremely expensive. Any affordable housing is worn down. However, there is an abundance of transportation options and local shops, which is by far the highlight of the area! I also love the walking trails that are available, but be sure to avoid them at night.
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I have lived in College Park for the past 3 years, which has been most of my high school life. I found the overall peaceful feel of the neighborhood very enjoyable, not to mention there's literally a great college five minutes away!
The University of Maryland is the epicenter of College Park. Outside of the university, there's very average entertainment and food. There's about a dozen pizza places (this is not a joke, I'm dead serious) and other mediocre Chinese, bagel places, etc. All of this is on Route 1. Everything else is just out of reach, such as a legitimate grocery store (there's Target Express, which has a limited selection and higher prices), the movie theater, etc.