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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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-
Towson is a town in Maryland with a population of 58,347. 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
58,347

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$352,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,411
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    22%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

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It’s an okay place to live if you can afford it. Moderately good public schools, relatively safe, with lots of things to do. If you make a low income though, you will not be able to afford it. It’s very expensive to live here. I do have to say though, you get what you pay for, and what you’re getting for the price is almost a deal. Towson is a great place to live if you’re active in your community and take pride in your community, an active person in general, someone who has a family and can afford the high prices, and someone who goes out often. If you are any of these things, Towson would be a good place for you to live!
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I grew up here and slowly Towson University has expanded across this "town" which is becoming more like a city. I live in appartments and they cater more towards college kids so there is no peace and quiet where I live because they are always so loud. Also there is a huge economical gap here and Towson been hit pretty badly by the opioid crisis so there are people who are really rich and those who are really poor/homeless which has caused the local government to gentrify this area, also because it is catering towards college kids and pushing out anyone who can't give them money. In short, this area is being gentrified and it's difficult to live here if you have a family because there are drunk and loud college kids everywhere.
Housing holds value over long term. Public schools are some of the best in the county, although overcrowded. More green space needed. Many amenities very close by, often within walking distance. Multiple colleges add opportunities. Is NOT a college town though; people stay here a very long time. Convenient to downtown and major roads and highways. Development is an issue. Politicians have done a lot of “pay to play” back-room deals with developers, leading to inappropriate projects. Planning has been a problem for many decades.