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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,367,315
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$3,067
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    16
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    48
    500
  • Theft
    353
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$245,933
National
$55,322
Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    54%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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It's a very wealthy area, which makes it difficult for non-wealthy people (such as students like myself at universities in the area) to live there, but it's a safe and pretty decent area to live. DC metro is bad - too expensive, not extensive enough, not easy to get places, takes a long time to get anywhere - but buses are pretty good.
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The housing varies widely around the university. There are several apartment buildings nearby, but there are also nice neighborhoods with pleasant houses.
You can find everything you need in this city. The only down side is that there is no malls so if you want to go clothes shopping you may have to travel around to do all your clothing shopping. Besides that other types of stores are very accessible. There are many boutiques scattered throughout the city. Also there is every type of food you could want and a lot of local restaurants.