Gaithersburg (zip 20878), Maryland 

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Living in 20878 Gaithersburg, MD offers a variety of experiences. This area is known for its diverse population, with many different cultures represented. There are plenty of activities for people to take advantage of, from attending festivals and performances to hiking around the numerous scenic trails in the area. With its close proximity to Washington D.C., there are also many opportunities for business and education. The cost of living here is on par with other parts of the United States, making it an affordable place to live without sacrificing quality or amenities. In all, whether you’re looking for a lively city or a quiet suburban setting, 20878 Gaithersburg, MD has something that can appeal to everyone. National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay.
Zip Codes: Gaithersburg (zip 20878)
Cost of Living: 43.6% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

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Gaithersburg, Md Housing Market
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What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


The unemployment rate in Gaithersburg (zip 20878) is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gaithersburg (zip 20878) jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Gaithersburg (zip 20878)'s cost of living is 43.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Gaithersburg (zip 20878)'s Cost of Living

September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the 20878 zip code, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Montgomery county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 78.6% to 19.0%. More Voting Stats

Gaithersburg (zip 20878)'s population is 64,828 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.8%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 33.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Gaithersburg (zip 20878) is Real Estate: $630,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.6%.

Gaithersburg (zip 20878) public schools spend $16,548 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Gaithersburg (zip 20878). More Education

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It's a good time to buy in Gaithersburg. Home Appreciation is up 5.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Gaithersburg is $630,400.
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