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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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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North Kensington is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 9,856. North Kensington is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in North Kensington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In North Kensington there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in North Kensington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in North Kensington are highly rated.
About North Kensington...
Population
9,856

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$428,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,490
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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North Kensington 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
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in North Kensington

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,529
National
$55,322
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North Kensington Reviews

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To clarify my area is Silver Spring/Wheaton/ Kensington area, other surrounding areas have slightly different dynamics. The area s full of culture and there s plenty to do you can find activities, restaurants, entertainment, and religions from all over the globe. There is only a little class conflict and contrast within the area (people range from somewhat poor to upper middle class) but it is fairly high with immediately surrounding communities. Although there is little violence between classes, it is very apparent in services available (and the cost), housing costs, community features (all their public centers seem shining), and especially education. Montgomery county is supposed to be one of the best school districts in the US. However this because they shower the "Up county" school in richer areas with access money, the best staff, facilities, and funding, while largely ignoring "Down County" schools who have facilities in much need of repair, with underpaid staff who would readily leave for upcountry schools (where students are motivated and tutored), lack many of the advantage up county schools have (such as multiple training rooms, far more electronics, and tutors), and lower quality food. Money is granted based on the school's personal fundraising, number of students, and test scores, so the small down county schools are stuck in an eternal rut. This is a self-made community full of many opinions and determination. We have many recent immigrants and a unique culture,
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The area itself is very suburban and I'd like to live in a more urban area such as a city like New York or LA. One of the few things I do like about living in this area is that almost all "attractions" are metro accessible so it's easy to go from one city to the next.
I hate living where I am because I and my family are treated unfairly