Bel Air

12 reviews
  1. Suburb of Baltimore, MD
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Suburb of
Baltimore

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$246,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,151
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    222
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    19
    37
  • Robbery
    48
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    281
    575
  • Theft
    2,737
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,925
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

12 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    4
  • Average
    5
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    0
Bel Air is a great town located in a very unique state. A suburb of Baltimore, Bel Air is very much reflective of old Baltimore culture. There is a strong sense of community and a distinct set of values by which residents live. Its proximity to the Chesapeake Bay, the East coast, the Appalachian Mountains, and other great cities such as New York and Philadelphia are hard to parallel. The town is generally safe and offers enough entertainment and recreation while maintaining a small-town vibe. Nightlife could be improved, as there are few options for socializing and many establishments close relatively early (usually by midnight). The one looming dark cloud over the area, however, is the growing opioid epidemic. But police and citizens are doing their best to counter the problem effectively.
  • Current Resident
  • 16 days ago
Overall, Bel Air, MD is a pleasant place to live if you have a family and enjoy the quiet suburb life. In my perspective, I think that Bel Air should redesign its atmosphere, and make it more enjoyable to those who are younger. To do this, Bel Air should invest in more "hip" places such as renovating the Harford Mall and installing more trendy stores, and encouraging the opening of a diverse chain of restaurants and cafes. Moving on to another aspect of living - safety - I can say that Bel Air is one of the most safest places in Harford County and I am proud to be a part of the community here.
  • Former Resident
  • 4 months ago
The town of Bel air in Maryland is a great place to live. Although it does seem like there is not much to do there is. There are really great places to eat, fun things to go do outside, and plenty of activities the town throws throughout the year. My favorite events are ‘First Fridays’ that they throw the first Friday of every month in the summer time. It is so fun to be outside with people and to catch up with old friends. I love how Bel air is a small town but everyone around here is always so nice and I always meet someone new all of the time.
  • Works Here
  • 2 months ago