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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$436,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,627
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%

Poolesville 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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$151,307
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Poolesville is a charming little town. The people that live here are friendly and caring. Poolesville High School is one of the top high schools in Maryland. My daughter is a freshman in college her writing abilities are so impressive she didn't have to take freshman English. She attributes her talent to her teachers at Poolesville.

Additionally, we are only 30 minutes from Washington DC. If that doesn't appeal to you, ten minutes up the road is a drive on ferry that will take you to Virginia.

My one complaint is that the grocery store closed. Poolesville is adding numerous housing developments. I think opening a grocery store would be a success.
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Fellow citizens of the community are very interactive with one another. Great atmosphere we all get along especially in our Poolesville Day celebration that the town holds in September. Out of all the towns in this world I feel as though Poolesville is the best one. Many kind people who are always willing to help and have neighbors helping one another and a very active town counsel who answer the questions of the people and try to make the town a better place by funding more activities for the community.
I like Poolesville, Maryland because it is very quiet and a less crowded area. Also, I like that you are 30 minutes from almost everything in Maryland except for D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland. I just wish that there were more roads that came into Poolesville because the traffic at 7am and 5pm are kind of crazy but reasonable.