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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Overlea is a suburb of Baltimore with a population of 12,014. Overlea is in Baltimore County. Living in Overlea offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Overlea there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Overlea and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Overlea are above average.
About Overlea...
Population
12,014

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$195,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,151
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Overlea Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Overlea

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,699
National
$55,322
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Overlea Reviews

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I've lived in overlea for over a year now. My neighborhood is quiet and my neighbors are very nice. The houses are gorgeous, Victorian style and historic which I love. The schools have decent ratings which is a huge plus writhing the Baltimore county area. However, we do live close to a busy road. The traffic does not stop for my preschool aged son's bus which has been concerning to me. And, there is the occasional wanderer. I have had my car broken into once but to be fair I did leave my car unlocked after a trip to the grocery store. Other than that, I do feel safe and I enjoy the area. Whitemarsh mall is near by, there are a few different grocery stores to choose from, and 695 is easy to get to. Overall I am happy with our move.
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This area certainly has a little bit of everything. If you want local food, you've got plenty to choose from. If you want chains, you've got tons to choose from. Malls? Oh, definitely a variety. Grocery stores, parks, gyms, activities, schools, colleges, programs, there's literally something for everyone.
What I like abot Overlea is the amount of diversity and personallity they have as a comunitty. What needs to change is there style of living and there safety. I belive that there not safe enough.