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About Potomac, MD (Carderock Springs)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Carderock Springs median real estate price is $1,422,432, which is more expensive than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in Maryland and 97.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Carderock Springs is currently $2,441, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 64.9% of the neighborhoods in Maryland.

Carderock Springs is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Potomac, Maryland.

Carderock Springs real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Carderock Springs neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Carderock Springs, the current vacancy rate is 3.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 82.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Carderock Springs is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 0.2% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Carderock Springs neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.

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 Carderock Springs neighborhood, where 57.8% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 12.7% 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, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Carderock Springs is among the best neighborhoods for families in Maryland. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 97.9% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Maryland. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Carderock Springs neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, active retirees and urban sophisticates.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Carderock Springs neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 72.8% of the workforce in the Carderock Springs neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Carderock Springs neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 20.6% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Carderock Springs neighborhood has more Iranian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 3.4% have Eastern European ancestry.

Carderock Springs is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Carderock Springs neighborhood in Potomac 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 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.5% 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 56.3% 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 Carderock Springs neighborhood, 72.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 16.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (11.2%), and 7.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Carderock Springs neighborhood is English, spoken by 71.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, French, Chinese and Langs. of India.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Carderock Springs neighborhood in Potomac, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (11.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.8%), and residents who report German roots (8.2%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (5.1%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.0%), among others. In addition, 22.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Carderock Springs neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (67.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.1%) . 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

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MD* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Bannockburn Elementary School
6520 Dalroy Ln
Bethesda, MD 20817
PK-05
Carderock Springs Elementary School
7401 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
KG-05
Herbert Hoover Middle School
8810 Post Oak Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
06-08
Potomac Elementary School
10311 River Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
PK-05
Seven Locks Elementary School
9500 Seven Locks Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
KG-05
Walt Whitman High School
7100 Whittier Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817
09-12
Winston Churchill High School
11300 Gainsborough Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
09-12
Cabin John Middle School
10701 Gainsborough Road
Potomac, MD 20854
06-08
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
6311 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
06-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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