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    A+
  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
    A-
Rockville is a town in Maryland with a population of 65,171. Rockville is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Rockville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rockville there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rockville and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Rockville are highly rated.
About Rockville...
Population
65,171

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$499,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,802
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
$101,774
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Rockville is a great city for families, college students, and older adults. It's a relatively large city, yet everything is close by. There is public transportation, such as metro and buses, available and easy to access. Additionally, Washington, D.C is a 30 min ride, either by metro or car. The city itself is clean and cozy. There are several parks for dog-walking and jogging, and also basketball and tennis courts for those who enjoy playing sports. In downtown Rockville, there is a movie theater, restaurants, shops, and various other shopping and service points. Overall, it's a nice city to live in!
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Rockville is a beautiful Maryland town a short subway ride from the Museums and cultural icons found only in the heart of our Nation's capital, Washington, DC. Rockville is surrounded by many places that will keep your days fun filled and exciting. Why not visit one of the many parks found in and around Rockville or go shopping at Tyson's Corner which is guaranteed to have anything you could possibly desire. Luckily, Rockville is far enough away from the hectic DC lifestyle to allow for peace and quiet from the noises of the big city. This tranquility combined with Montgomery County's high quality public school system is the perfect place to raise children. If you are looking for a place close to one the world's most diverse and beautiful city but far enough away to kick your feet up and relax look no further!
Rockville is a wonderful town to live in whether you are single or have a family. Community events and block parties during the summer months are a great way to meet other rockville residents. Rockville thrives on diversity, safety and offers excellent public schools. Rockville town square is located a few blocks from the metro/train station which connects to Washington D.C. Its proximity to D.C makes it convenient for those who live in Rockville but commute via public transportation. Overall, Rockville is a great blend of the city and suburbs!