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  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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Olney is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 35,280. Olney is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Olney offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Olney there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Olney and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Olney are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$497,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,806
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Olney 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
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Olney

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$139,524
National
$55,322
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Olney Reviews

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I grew up here. It's kinda boring but I love it. Great place to raise a family! We got a chick-fil-a recently so like, thats poppin. Epic public schools, and okay private schools. OBGC is awesome for little kids and teenagers.
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I have lived in Olney since 2014 and I absolutely love it! Not too far from DC or even Baltimore (hour - hour and a half) but still a nice, quiet suburb. Extremely family friendly and very safe. Sometimes being so far out by HoCo makes the commute to places like Virginia or DC absolutely terrible during the work week. Public transportation is not the most reliable here like it is in the city - I barely ever see metro buses and the closest train station is down in Rockville - but it's a 15 minute drive at most. Not much to do in terms of clubbing or bars but Bethesda, Silver Spring , etc are not too far away - I'm sure an uber costs an arm and a leg though.
I like the choice of supermarkets and walking venues...like to see bigger parks. Rt. 108 going to Laytonsville needs to become safer for bike riders. Transportation is actually quite available and good going towards Washington, D.C. Some of the restaurants have some pretty good food. Public transportation going to other far-reaching parts of Montgomery County is lacking and involves getting on several buses or the subway system and takes too long as compared to driving your own car...such as going to Germantown from Olney. Most of the people are quite friendly and most are familiar with each other in town. Also, the residents are ethnically diverse and well accustomed to living together. Most of the residents are in the upper middle income bracket. I still appreciate living in Olney...I like it!