A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$414,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$2,248
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%

Urbana 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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$137,188
National
$53,889
Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Urbana Reviews

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Arguably one of the most affluent areas in Frederick County and Western Maryland. Great schools and family amenities makes Urbana a great place to raise or start a family. Crime is not a concern here, largely due to the presence of school-age children. However, because of Urbana's lack of local amenities (authentic restaurants, a movie theater, any sort of nightlife), I would not recommend it for younger people. Of course you can access all of this less than an hour away in Frederick, Baltimore or D.C, but Urbana is an extremely family-oriented community, so finding places nearby for the younger crowd can be very difficult. All in all, Urbana is a great, family-friendly community and I would highly recommend it if you plan on raising a family in the D.C./Baltimore area.
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Urbana has expanded so much since my family moved here back in 2006! It is a very safe community and is very family-friendly. The new restaurants are all very good. The only downside to living here is the cost- but it is worth it in the end.
I enjoy having a lot of restaurants near by and many different convenient stores. However, there is too much building going on and since it is a suburb it should be reduced otherwise it will become a city. Also, the houses are very close together making it a very uncomfortable place to buy a home.