Washington Grove is a tiny town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 573 people and just one neighborhood, Washington Grove is the 247th largest community in Maryland. Washington Grove has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Washington Grove are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Occupations and Workforce
Washington Grove is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Washington Grove is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washington Grove who work in management occupations (13.41%), sales jobs (10.34%) and office and administrative support (9.78%).
Of important note, Washington Grove is also a town of artists. Washington Grove has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Washington Grove’s character.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Washington Grove has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Washington Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Washington Grove telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.80% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Washington Grove is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Washington Grove is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Washington Grove really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Washington Grove perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Washington Grove, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.91 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small town, Washington Grove has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.