Overview of Burtonsville
Located about 18 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., the small community of Burtonsville, MD offers residents a chance to live in a low-density area while still enjoying easy access to downtown D.C. This affluent community boasts a median income that is roughly $30,000 more than Maryland's average, but its median resident age is younger than the state's average by about four years. This young, vibrant, safe and desirable community makes for the perfect setting to raise a family. Those searching for Burtonsville apartments for rent will appreciate the community's high quality of life.
Living in Burtonsville, MD
Residents of Burtonsville enjoy living in a semi-rural community. Situated over 7.81 square miles of land, the area's population density comes in at 1,065 people per square mile, which is considered low. Residents enjoy large lawns and an easy way of life, and are happy to be living near highways 29 and 198, which provide convenient transportation throughout the D.C. metro.
Those searching for Burtonsville rentals will want to note that the cost of living index in the area is 115.3, which is about 15.3 percent higher than the national average. The region's high desirability and location within one of the most expensive metropolitan areas in the country contribute to its high living costs.
Additionally, Burtonsville serves primarily as a bedroom community, with many of its residents commuting to Washington, D.C., for work. According to City-Data, Burtonsville's population drops by about 20 percent on workdays due to commuting. The mean travel time to work is more than 33 minutes.
Burtonsville Attractions and Special Events
Each year, Burtonsville residents look forward to the community's Burtonsville Day celebration. Featuring children's activities, a health fair, live entertainment, martial arts demonstrations, line dancing and food vendors, Burtonsville Days is a community tradition that helps new residents meet neighbors and friends within the local community.
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