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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Pikesville is a suburb of Baltimore with a population of 33,426. Pikesville is in Baltimore County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Pikesville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pikesville there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Pikesville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Pikesville are above average.
About Pikesville...
Population
33,426

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$308,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,389
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Pikesville 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
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Pikesville

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,170
National
$55,322
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Pikesville Reviews

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It’s a quite, safe, and pretty friendly environment for families. However Baltimore’s public school educational system is poor and taxes have gone up (especially property taxes), the Chesapeake Bay’s water looks disgusting, and our water pipelines were way overdue for a renovation. Baltimore in general has expensive cost-of-living expenses despite the fact that we only have two tourists areas that are quite uneventful. Nevertheless Pikesville is pretty stable.
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I have been living in Pikesville, Maryland for 22 years. Pikesville is a suburban community in Baltimore. There are many neighborhoods, which are all very safe. There is a large jewish community in certain areas of Pikesville, as well as a mix of African-American and Caucasian communities. It is near Reisterstown road where you can find many shops, including thrifting, food, salons, you name it! Everything is easy to find and easy to get to. I love living here in Pikesville!
Pikesville is a very accessible, pleasant neighborhood to live in. It has all the amenities and truly is a beautiful suburb of Baltimore. With easy access to the beltways, around 15 minutes from Baltimore City, it is the most central suburb I can think of in Baltimore. It has a great public school program, friendly neighbors and a very homely feel. Overall, a wonderful place to raise children and settle into a nice suburban lifestyle.