Best Places to Live in Towson, Maryland

Large city - East-central Maryland along Chesapeake Bay, 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C.
Pros
-Arts and culture
-Attractive suburbs
-Historic preservation
Cons
-Long commutes
-Growth and sprawl
-Violent crime rate

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What Bert Has To Say About Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area

Baltimore is a diverse and complete East Coast city—though not always thought of that way by some who consider it the less attractive sister of Washington, D.C. It surrounds a major inland port on the upper portion of the Chesapeake Bay, with prosperous shipping, transportation, and manufacturing industries among others. Many areas of the city, particularly downtown, have experienced a vast renewal with a strong emphasis on historic preservation. The restored waterfront adjacent to the rather ordinary downtown is now a commercial and leisure destination with excellent museums, a first class aquarium and plenty to do.


QUICK FACTS

City: Towson
Zip Codes: 21204 21286 21252
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 32 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Towson is 4.80% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Towson jobs have increased by 1.37%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Towson's cost of living is 30.60% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Towson's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Towson's population is 57,146 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.58%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Towson is $357,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.33%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Towson public schools spend $14,456 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Towson. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Towson

It's a good time to buy in Towson. Home Appreciation is up 0.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Towson Real Estate.

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Reviews for Towson    3 Reviews
Transportation in the Towson area - 8/27/2013
Because Towson university is right here, and we're not too far from downtown Baltimore, there are many bus lines running in the area. The problem though is they rarely... (Read More)

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Towson Maryland, Not What It Used To be - 5/17/2007
Crowded, crime on the rise , very expensive and tax... (Read More)

Basic comments about Towson - 9/26/2006
My wife and I have lived in Towson for seven and a half years. It has many of the things we want in a community but it is not our dream place to live. We would like a... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN TOWSON, MARYLAND
21204 21286 21252