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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
$391,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,085
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

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
    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

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$150,000
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Poolesville Reviews

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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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I have lived in Poolesville for 3 years and it was by far the best place I've lived. There is a sense of community and togetherness that cannot be found in other cities in Maryland. There are great people and they are always so kind. I would love to see the city grow and bring in a more diverse population in years to come.
Great small town. Not far from DC but out in farm country. Biggest issue is the lack of a grocery store but that should be changing within a year. #1 high school in Maryland. Smallest middle school in the county. Choice of elementary schools. Not a lot of job options in town but MARC train stations are nearby.