Livability Awards

A Greenbelt Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Greenbelt Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Maryland
Greenbelt
11616% more expensive than the US average
Maryland
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Greenbelt cost of living
F Greenbelt Crime Total crime is 42% higher than Maryland
Total crime
3,54237% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2937% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
12%Year over year crime is up
Greenbelt crime
C Greenbelt Employment Household income is 12% lower than Maryland
Median household income
$67,16221% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,31012% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%5% higher than the US average
Greenbelt employment
B Greenbelt Housing Home value is 34% lower than Maryland
Median home value
$190,5003% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,42550% higher than the US average
Home ownership
43%32% lower than the US average
Greenbelt real estate or Greenbelt rentals
F Greenbelt Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than Maryland
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
37%24% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:118% higher than the US average
Greenbelt K-12 schools

Living in Greenbelt, MD

Greenbelt is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Maryland. The city has a population of 23,623 people. In Greenbelt, there are 3,789 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Greenbelt is mostly populated by White (29%) and Black or African American (51%) ethnic groups. The median age of all Greenbelt residents is 33, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

Living in Greenbelt can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Maryland, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Greenbelt 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, weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Greenbelt, MD receives 66/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #206 in Maryland and #16,686 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that Greenbelt ranks very well for amenities (A) and housing (B). Greenbelt does not do well for the following: crime (D), cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Greenbelt has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Greenbelt: Greenbelt National Park, NASA Visitor Center, and Greenbelt Museum.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Greenbelt has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Assuming that Greenbelt meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Greenbelt. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Greenbelt are simply unattainable. The median home price for Greenbelt homes is $190,500, which is 34.4% lower than the Maryland average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Greenbelt, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 26.3% lower than the Maryland average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Greenbelt area were 7% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Greenbelt, MD Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Greenbelt, MD

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lyon Village, Arlington8113.33,541
Lyon Park, Arlington8113.65,521
Bluemont, Arlington8015.27,049
Claremont, Arlington8015.62,865
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington Heights, Arlington8014.22,143
North Ridge-Rosemont, Alexandria7915.512,333
Aurora Highlands, Arlington7913.511,584
Woodmont, Arlington7913697

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Greenbelt - A Great Mix of Business and Pleasure

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Greenbelt is a quiet town in Maryland that's a hop, skip, and jump away from all the action. Getting in and out of neighboring Washington DC and Virginia is a breeze, as the town is located right off the Baltimore Washington Parkway. Greenbelt is home to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and many other businesses.

Living in Greenbelt is enjoyable for singles, as well as families. The schools are some of the best in Maryland and the shopping is excellent, with several malls located within a 5 mile radius. Grocery shopping is convenient with a Giant and Safeway store right in the town. Local parks are available for picnics, biking, and enjoying the outdoors.

One of the best areas in Greenbelt is Buddy Attick Park, where they have fun events for kids like a Easter egg hunt and fireworks on July 4th. The park surrounds a small lake and there's a trail that you can walk, jog or bike on. There's a play area for children and tables and chairs with built in grills for family gatherings such as birthday parties.
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Source: The Greenbelt, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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