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    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
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  12. Commute
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Gaithersburg is a town in Maryland with a population of 67,417. Gaithersburg is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Gaithersburg offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Gaithersburg there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Gaithersburg and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Gaithersburg are highly rated.
About Gaithersburg...
Population
67,417

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$380,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,634
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Gaithersburg 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
    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
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Gaithersburg

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,773
National
$55,322
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Gaithersburg Reviews

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We've lived in Gaithersburg since late 2015 and have really loved it. We've lived in the DC area for close to 15 years and can't think of a better place to raise our daughter. Our neighborhood is clean, safe, and close to a lot of amenities.

There are only two downsides:

One is that the schools, while academically strong, are overcrowded. We're hoping that will change for the better by the time our daughter starts school because we want to stay here!

The other is that it's somewhat far from DC itself, especially if there's traffic, which makes going to museums and whatnot difficult sometimes. But if you explore what Montgomery County has to offer, you'll be pleasantly surprised at all there is to do out here!
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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!
There are parts of Gaithersburg that are wealthier and parts that are less so. I think it would benefit everyone to re-vamp the school, if you will, so that children get a better education. The schools in this district are some of those known for drugs and poor performance. I think giving a more quality education will help people later on in life. However, easy access to public transportation and shops is there. That's great.