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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Olney is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 35,336. Olney is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Olney offers residents a 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
$482,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,609
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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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
    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
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$130,532
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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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.
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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!
Olney is a suburb that you do not hear very often. Everyone is polite and amicable. I like this city because it is very diverse, safe, and inviting. There are numerous exceptional stores to shop from and there are various restaurants to dine at offering the upmost welcoming service. We have individuals from all over the globe located in this city. I say it is safe due to the simple fact that the crime rate is at a minimum. Specifically, the crime rates are 47% lower than Maryland. When roaming around you will come across multiple trash cans which points out the cleanliness of this city. There are strict policies for littering. With all that being said Olney is a great place to live and I love living here.