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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Darnestown is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 6,424. Darnestown is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Darnestown offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Darnestown there are a lot of parks. Residents of Darnestown tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Darnestown are highly rated.
About Darnestown...
Population
6,424

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$767,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,715
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%
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Darnestown 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
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    21%
  • 55-64 years
    23%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Darnestown

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$227,962
National
$55,322

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Darnestown Reviews

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Great area. Quiet and friendly. Really enjoy nature and everything that the suburbs has to offer! Great food, great people and great schools.
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I love this area, and I couldn't think of a better place to live. Everyone is very neighborly, and extremely kind and generous. There is virtually no crime, great school systems, and overall a very high quality of lifestyle, while not being overly luxurious.
Everyone is very connected in this area. We recently had a drive to try and find a match for a local child with blood cancer for a bone marrow transplant. Events and projects like this are common in this area, everyone loves to lend a helping hand.