Gaithersburg, MD

Population: 66,104

Key findings

  • Gaithersburg has a Livability Score of 64/100, which is considered below average
  • Gaithersburg crime rates are 5% lower than the Maryland average
  • Cost of living in Gaithersburg is 12% higher than the Maryland average
  • Gaithersburg real estate prices are 27% higher than the Maryland average
  • Rental prices in Gaithersburg are 25% higher than the Maryland average

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      Top Rated Schools in Gaithersburg

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Gaithersburg High9 - 122,23585%
      Watkins Mill High9 - 121,49473%
      Rachel Carson ElementaryPK - 61,01558%
      Diamond ElementaryPK - 665057%
      Lakelands Park Middle School6 - 91,00247%
      Ridgeview Middle School6 - 970145%
      Fields Road ElementaryPK - 548438%
      Judith A. Resnik ElementaryPK - 561733%
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      A sanctuary city

      I've lived in the area for 25 years. gaithersburg was never a trendy happening place. At least it had Roy's, Chris's, and the brew station. Now it's La Casita. sign of the times. I promised my son some pizza, so we stopped in a joint associated with "manhattan" yeah right. what a dump. Totally appropriate for the residents of a sanctuary city. Walking out, the streets were dark, empty, and made me , all 6ft 3, 250 lbs, feel uncomfortable. I grabbed my son and we made a dash for the car. Gaithersburg is an oozing boil on the face of Montgomery county. How could this website rate the schools B+ ??? Gaithersburg High is avoided even by latins of modest means. They're spilling over into the local catholic schools. I haven't been in Gaithersburg for years except driving through on Summit. I'll continue to avoid this place for my own well being.
      • 1 -5
      Gaithersburg, MD - The Heat of Montgomery

      I've lived and worked in Gaithersburg, Maryland and truly love the area. It is a suburban town is in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland's most prestigious county. With plentiful metro stations and public buses, it's possible to get around the city quickly and easily. Just a short drive from Washington, D.C., Gaithersburg has no shortage of exciting things to do.

      I've often traveled on I-270, a major highway, often referred to as the "beltway" which is a fast route traveling north towards Frederick, MD and South towards Washington. While this route can become congested during workday rush hours, it is a fantastic, non-toll road asset to the community. The recently constructed Inter County Connector is another asset as the roads are less traveled, but speed traps and a somewhat steep toll makes the road somewhat less desirable if you're not in a hurry.

      If you want to stay local for dinner, Gaithersburg offers a variety of dining options. Fallsgrove shopping center on Shady Grove road has various options such as Chipotle, Mama Lucia's, Moby Dick's and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The Kentlands is a charming community full of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a movie theater. This is a picturesque community that I've frequented and it is ideal for taking long walks on a beautiful day.

      Downtown, historic, Gaithersburg has more cute shops and dining. Nestled here, is Growlers, a super fun local pub that offers food beverages and live music. Special Treasures is a one of a kind historic Gaithersburg shop selling crystals, eclectic jewelry, incense, windchimes and other whimsical treasures.

      Overall Gaithersburg is a fantastic, affordable city in Maryland's suburban, metropolitan area. It's a great place to visit, live in and work in. Rest assured, you will not have a shortage in entertainment in this area.
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      Source: The Gaithersburg, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).