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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Darnestown is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 6,540. Darnestown is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Darnestown offers residents a suburban 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
6,540

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$734,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,578
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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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
    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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    23%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Darnestown

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$189,620
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.