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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Takoma Park is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 17,643. Takoma Park is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Takoma Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Takoma Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Takoma Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Takoma Park are highly rated.
About Takoma Park...
Population
17,643

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$544,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,141
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Takoma Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    117.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    172.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    306.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,013
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    184
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Takoma Park

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,115
National
$55,322
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Takoma Park is a place like you have never seen before. with its strong community and diversity, this is a fantastic place to live. in Takoma, there is practically something to do every other week with all the various community events. We also have three! yes three of the best schools in the state all in the same vicinity. Takoma Park Elementary School. (pre-k - 2nd) Piney Branch Elementary. (3rd - 5th) and lastly Takoma Park Middle school (6th - 8th). we have many parks and places to enjoy the outdoors and were near a metro station. we have a recreational center, library and a police station. All in the same building! If you value community, safety, and diversity, please live in Takoma park Maryland.
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Overall Takoma Park is a beautiful, comfortable place to live. There are many trees and greenery, with trails and parks, making it a satisfying place for nature lovers. There are good restaurants, a variety of grocery stores, and other quaint shops. With quick access to DC, Silver Spring, and 495, Takoma Park connects easily with other parts of the DMV. I would like to see greater integration and diversity. While Takoma Park does have racial and socio-economic diversity, often people with different backgrounds do not integrate with each other in public spaces. What can TP do to change this?
Takoma Park, Maryland, is a quaint, super-sweet, progressive, and family-friendly town. For goodness sakes, we have a poet laureate! I came from the city of San Francisco and I was engaged in my community there, but Takoma Park gives us many more opportunities to be the neighbors we want to be. For example, in the winters, we are part of the Snow Angels who dig out our neighbors who are physically incapable of doing it themselves. Every Sunday, we walk up the street to the local farmer's market and buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Each month, we receive a paper that tells us the goings on in the neighborhood and events to look out for. We rent our house, but wish we could buy it because we love the neighborhood so much.