A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    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
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$366,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,543
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Gaithersburg 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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,734
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Having lived In Gaithersburg for 33 years I feel very comfortable in this busy yet crime free edge city to Washington, D.C. It is a wonderful place to raise children; the schools are up to the high Montgomery County academic standards and there are plenty of fun and educational extra-curricular activities in which children of all ages can participate. Transportation is easy, with well planned roads and an excellent bus system available. Beautiful parks, a wide variety of delicious and affordable restaurants, and several top-of-the-line movie theaters make Gaithersburg an easy place to find good safe family fun and entertainment all year round. It is well maintained, with clean streets and sidewalks and many neighborhoods with large shady trees overshadowing well made middle and upper class homes. An extremely nice friendly place to settle down and raise a family! Give Gaithersburg a try.... You won't be disappointed!
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I love Gaithersburg! It's very diverse and people are friendly, talkative and open-minded. An area that needs improvement is definitely the public transportation system! We need more busses, riding more frequently and with extended evening/night hours.
I commute from Gaithersburg to UMD, about a 40 minute drive. I love the area. I rent an apartment in a up and coming neighborhood, there are plenty of food joints to choose from, I live near two parks, and there is a fairgrounds with different events every week, including a farmer's market and a swap meet. Most people I have met living here are older than college age or are families with children, the community has great community centers with plenty of activities. Old Town Gaithersburg is more of the nightlife scene, I recommend Growlers for food, booze, and live music. A well rounded place to live!