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    A-
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
    A+
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    A-
  7. Jobs
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  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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Towson is a town in Maryland with a population of 58,766. Towson is in Baltimore County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Towson offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Towson there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Towson and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Towson are highly rated.
About Towson...
Population
58,766

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$345,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,360
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Towson 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
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    23%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

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Towson is a beautiful and bustling city. On the outskirts of Baltimore Harbor, it is the home to Towson University which boasts an impressive 23,000 students! Whether someone wants to go on a hike or visit a rooftop resturant, Towson has it all. Trees and greenery are abundant in this small city which gives it a warmth and natural feel while still appealing to those city lovers out there. Overall Towson is a host to all walks of life.
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I like living here! It is a nice town. I have lived here a long time. I have only ever lived in Maryland. Colleges in the area include Towson University, Stevenson College, Goucher College, and many more!
I love the diversity and the wide range of places, stores, and activities to choose from. I love that Towson brings all cultures together as there is always a source of entertainment to have fun with!