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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$633,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,964
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%

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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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$150,976
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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North Potomac is a great place for the whole family! There are excellent parks and playgrounds. North Potomac is situated in an area surrounded by various entertainment facilities such as movie theaters and bowling alleys. There are many great restaurants only a short walk or drive away. North Potomac is also close to two metro stations on the Red Line - perfect for commuting to Washington, D.C.
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There are very little problems with the North Potomac area. This is a place where it's better to judge the negatives since there is so few. The only few problems I could think of are the cost of running a business in this area is high and same thing for the cost of homes. Overall you do get what you're paying for though. Great public and private schools, very safe area, people of all different races surround you, and there is something for everyone whether you like shopping at Montgomery Mall or going to workout at one of the many different gyms in the area.
I grew up in North Potomac and thought it was a great place to do so. As a young adult (22) coming home to visit, there is not much night life, however, Washington, D.C. is so conveniently close that that provides night life and entertainment. The schools are some of the best in the country. Drawbacks are the cost of living/real estate, prevalence of chain restaurants rather than independent ones, and the constant building and construction that leaves little green space left.