Bethesda, MD (Columbia Forest / Glenbrook)




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About Bethesda, MD (Columbia Forest / Glenbrook)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Columbia Forest / Glenbrook median real estate price is $915,579, which is more expensive than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in Maryland and 96.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Columbia Forest / Glenbrook is currently $3,171, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in Maryland.

Columbia Forest / Glenbrook is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bethesda, Maryland.

Columbia Forest / Glenbrook real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.6% in Columbia Forest / Glenbrook. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 47.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bethesda, the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood is wealthier than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Columbia Forest / Glenbrook also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood, where 54.3% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, if you are planning to retire in Maryland, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Columbia Forest / Glenbrook may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Maryland, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.1% of neighborhoods in MD. If a Maryland retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 83.6% of the workforce in the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 20.3% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 98.7% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood has more British and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 1.8% have Lebanese ancestry.

Columbia Forest / Glenbrook is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 0.5% of the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 98.8% of America's neighborhoods.

Also, in the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 17.1% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Finally, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.3% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood in Bethesda are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood, 83.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 20.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (9.4%), and 4.2% in the military.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood in Bethesda, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.6%), and residents who report German roots (10.9%), and some of the residents are also of Russian ancestry (7.0%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (5.7%), among others. In addition, 17.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, German and French.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Columbia Forest / Glenbrook neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (50.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (20.3%) and 17.1% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Columbia Forest / Glenbrook 0.101011101001110
Bethesda 0.101011101001110
Maryland 4.57
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Columbia Forest / Glenbrook 0.101011101001110
Bethesda 0.101011101001110
Maryland 23.15
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Bethesda 0.101011101001110
Maryland 57

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of MD school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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