Gaithersburg (zip 20879), Maryland 

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+21.0% since 2020

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Cost of Living

118.8 / 100

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Comfort Index (Climate)

8.5 / 5.5

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Best Places to Live in Gaithersburg (zip 20879), Maryland

Life in 20879 Gaithersburg, MD is filled with lots of activity and excitement. The area is known for its excellent schools, thriving businesses, and easy access to many amenities. With over 60,000 people living in the city limits, you can find plenty of things to do when you’re not busy at work or school. Whether you like to explore historic sites or be outside enjoying nature, there are plenty of activities close by. Arts and culture are also well represented in the city; there are numerous museums, art galleries, and performing arts venues that host a wide variety of events throughout the year. If you’re looking for a place to call home that has something for everyone, Gaithersburg is definitely worth considering! National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay.
Zip Codes: Gaithersburg (zip 20879)
Cost of Living: 18.8% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Gaithersburg, Md Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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Uniquely attractive core
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Growth and sprawl
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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 20879) is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gaithersburg (zip 20879) jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Gaithersburg (zip 20879)'s cost of living is 18.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Gaithersburg (zip 20879)'s Cost of Living

September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the 20879 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 20879)'s population is 26,599 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 36.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Gaithersburg (zip 20879) is $381,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.6%.

Gaithersburg (zip 20879) 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 20879). 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 $381,900.
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