Conveniently located near Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Gettysburg, the peaceful and charming community of Taneytown offers residents a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of big city life. Founded in 1754, this town is rich with culture and history.
Home buyers seeking a growing, family-friendly community will love living here. Most of the homes here are Colonial-style and many feature solid-brick masonry or brick facades and large front porches. Here, you'll find a selection of historic homes, post-WWII ranches, and modern luxury houses. While the market mostly consists of single-family homes, there are also many apartment complexes and townhomes in the area.
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With a population of 6,755, Taneytown is a small, quiet town that's excellent for raising a family. It's a close-knit community where everyone knows one another. However, the area is also always constantly growing and improving. The demographics are mostly white (88.8%), black (4.4%), Hispanic (3.1%) and Asian (2.3%). The median age is 39 and residents tend to lean conservative. Carroll County voted Republican in the past five elections. This area also has a crime rate that is 58 percent lower than both the United States average and the state of Maryland.
The median home value in Taneytown is $240,100. Seventy-two percent of residents own their homes. This is 13 percent higher than the United States average. Residents who rent pay an average of $1,007 per month. Browse the newest homes for sale in Taneytown, MD.
Taneytown has an 84 percent high school graduation rate, which is one percent higher than the national average. The top schools serving the area include Runnymede Elementary School, Flexible Student Support Services, Northwest Middle School, Taneytown Elementary School, and Francis Scott Key High School. Find homes in Taneytown by school district.
The cost of living in Taneytown is 10 percent higher than the U.S. average and 8 percent lower than the state of Maryland. The median household income is $66,392, which is 20 percent higher than the national average. The per capita income is four percent higher than the national average, coming in at $31,107. This town also has an unemployment rate that is 47 percent lower than the U.S. average.
The most common industries in Taneytown are construction, healthcare, accommodation, food services, and public administration.
The Taneytown History Museum is a popular attraction among both visitors and locals. Residents also enjoy spending their time at Taneytown Memorial Park where they can play tennis, basketball, football, baseball, and softball. Those who prefer a more relaxing experience choose to spend their time sitting by the natural spring-fed pond at Roberts Mill Park.
Shopping and dining options are mostly small, family-owned businesses. The lack of commercialization only adds to the town's historic charm. Taneytown is conveniently located near the border of Pennsylvania, allowing for easy access to amenities in larger cities located in both states.
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