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B+ Bel Air South Amenities Some amenities close to this location
F Bel Air South Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Maryland
Bel Air South
11616% more expensive than the US average
12020% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bel Air South cost of living
F Bel Air South Crime Total crime is 7% higher than Maryland
Total crime
2,9106% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 356% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
1%Year over year crime is up
Bel Air South crime
B Bel Air South Employment Household income is 15% higher than Maryland
Median household income
$87,41758% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,01237% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%22% lower than the US average
Bel Air South employment
C Bel Air South Housing Home value is 7% lower than Maryland
Median home value
$271,20047% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,22529% higher than the US average
Home ownership
78%23% higher than the US average
Bel Air South real estate or Bel Air South rentals
A Bel Air South Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Maryland
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
64%30% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Bel Air South K-12 schools

Living in Bel Air South, MD

Located in the state of Maryland, Bel Air South is a moderately-sized city with a population of 47,480 inhabitants. With a population density of 3,032 people per square mile, Bel Air South is well above the nation's average density level. According to the most recent Census, 86% of Bel Air South residents are White, 7% Black and 4% Asian. Bel Air South is known to be family friendly as more than 80% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 55% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Bel Air South is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in Maryland, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Finding the best places to live in Bel Air South and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, education and other important metrics.

Bel Air South has a livability score of 72/100 and is ranked #72 in Maryland and #7,885 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we know that Bel Air South ranks very well for amenities (B+), education (A) and employment (B). There are some categories that Bel Air South does not rank well for, including: crime (D-) and cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Bel Air South on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Bel Air South is actually affordable. The median home price for Bel Air South homes is $271,200, which is 6.6% lower than the Maryland average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bel Air South, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 18.4% lower than the Maryland average.

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Becoming more of a busy body area

I have lived in MD my entire life (25 years). First, in northern Harford county, and now, Bel Air South. Bel Air is becoming more heavily populated, and thus comes heavy traffic. A weird, city-like bridge-type overpass was added (took almost 1-2 years I believe) to relieve some traffic coming from 24 south, to the 95 exit. It is still pretty bad (traffic wise) in the afternoons, or coming from any of the shopping areas. There are a few main parts of Bel Air. The mall (typical small mall, 1 level), main street (old bel air, restaurants, little shops, 4 bars), and Abingdon (wegmans, new stores, restaurants). . . Plenty of shopping areas nearby. Plenty of mainstream, chain restaurants; not many local spots. Great schools in Harford county. Crime is not usually violent in Bel air, however, Edgewood, not far up the road (about 5-10 mins), is pretty much becoming mini Baltimore. The weather is cold and wet (some snow) in the winter (like low 30's-40's), wet and rainy with some nice days in the spring, humid and hot in the summer, and typical fall like temps. There are 2 parks in the area for biking and walking. Ma&Pa-mostly paved and some boardwalk- 3 separate parts, (hoping to connect the trails in the future to make it continuous 7 miles), and LSHG in cecil/harford counties 2.5 miles of rail trail (eventually will be 50 mi). I am personally looking to move someplace closer to a beach, with warmer weather throughout the entire year (above 50 avg all year long!), less cost of living, and with more parks nearby. Hopefully this helped anyone that reads... ***Also, don't say I didn't warn you about the crappy traffic coming to and from the city (on 95, 695, and 83) if you plan to work anywhere south.
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Source: The Bel Air South, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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