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A+ Germantown Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Germantown Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than Maryland
12828% more expensive than the US average
12020% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Germantown cost of living
F Germantown Crime Total crime is 9% higher than Maryland
Total crime
2,9778% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 348% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Germantown crime
B- Germantown Employment Household income is 12% higher than Maryland
Median household income
$85,22554% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,73527% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%13% lower than the US average
Germantown employment
F Germantown Housing Home value is 10% higher than Maryland
Median home value
$319,00073% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,62671% higher than the US average
Home ownership
65%3% higher than the US average
Germantown real estate or Germantown rentals
D+ Germantown Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than Maryland
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
45%9% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
Germantown K-12 schools

Living in Germantown, MD

Germantown is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Maryland. The city has a population of 90,494 people. With a population density of 5,314 people per square mile, Germantown is well above the nation's average density level. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 72% of the population considered married and 46% with kids under the age of 18, Germantown could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Are you trying to decide if living in Germantown is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good 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. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Germantown and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Germantown to Maryland and the national average.

Using data and statistics Germantown has received a livability score of 63/100. This score is ranked in the 32nd percentile when compared to all other cities. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Germantown has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+) and employment (B-). The bad news for Germantown, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), cost of living (F) and housing (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Germantown, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Assuming that Germantown meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Germantown. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Germantown are simply unattainable. The median home price for Germantown homes is $319,000, which is 9.8% higher than the Maryland average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Germantown, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 2.6% lower than the Maryland average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Germantown will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Germantown, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 3.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.9%.

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Germantown, MD - Close to Many Amenities

I moved to Germantown Maryland several years ago where my husband and I bought a home and have been raising a family. Germantown is a fairly populated city right in the heart of Maryland. Our family loves the city because of its proximity to Washington DC, the many conveniences housed right within the city limits (grocery stores, shopping malls, great nightlife and amazing school systems).

For starters, Germantown has great schools that we look forward to sending our kids to. Everything from elementary to high school and university level education is impeccable and we have heard nothing by great reviews. In addition to this, all of the school facilities are either walking or a short drive away from each other. Taken together, they are right in the center of the city as to make commute for the parents an easier matter.

As for the conveniences, Germantown has it all. From the large shopping malls to an amazing array of restaurants, bars and grocery stores, you will never need to step out of Germantown unless you wanted to. My husband and I know of many bar restaurants that are family friendly and within a few minutes of driving distance. Here we can all eat a great dinner as a family and my husband and I can enjoy a couple drinks as well.

I can get all of the shopping also done right in Germantown. There are whole foods stores, larger chain grocery stores as well as farmer's markets. I bring home everything from the best fruits and vegetables to farm grown chicken.

For those who work outside of Germantown, the traffic does get to be pretty bad. However, the traffic time only lasts for about an hour, a very avoidable dilemma for someone really looking to get out of a long drive home.
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