Best Places to Live in Maryland

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Maryland by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in Maryland is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Maryland has a population of 5,785,496 and a population density of 474.3. The capital city is Annapolis and the largest city in Maryland is Baltimore. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Somerset, MDPopulation: 1,31489A+FA+A+A+A+B
2Chevy Chase View, MDPopulation: 1,03088A+FA+A+A+A+B
3Chevy Chase Village, MDPopulation: 1,98387A+FAA+A+A+B
4Chevy Chase Section Five, MDPopulation: 75387A+FAA+A+A+B
5Garrett Park, MDPopulation: 1,05086A+FA+A+A+A+C+
6Chevy Chase, MDPopulation: 9,34486A+FAA+A+A+B
7Bethesda, MDPopulation: 59,59185A+FB+A+A+A+B
8Brookmont, MDPopulation: 3,88185AFA+A+A+A+B
9Chevy Chase Section Three, MDPopulation: 74385A+FAA+A+A+B
10Kensington, MDPopulation: 1,95985A+FA+A+AA+B
11Martin's Additions, MDPopulation: 89585AFAA+A+A+B
12Highland, MDPopulation: 1,07485C+CA+A+A+A+C+
13Fulton, MDPopulation: 2,03084B+FA+AA+A+B
14South Kensington, MDPopulation: 7,89584A+FAA+A+A+B
15Friendship Heights Village, MDPopulation: 5,25384A+FAA+B+AB
16Adamstown, MDPopulation: 2,36484FA+AB+A+AC+
17North Chevy Chase, MDPopulation: 60284AFAA+A+A+B
18Brookeville, MDPopulation: 14984CCAA+A+A+C+
19University Park, MDPopulation: 2,55984A+FB+A+A+AB
20Potomac, MDPopulation: 45,36083AFB+A+A+A+C+
21Cabin John, MDPopulation: 2,26083CFA+A+A+A+B
22Drum Point, MDPopulation: 2,56583A+FAA+AAB
23Derwood, MDPopulation: 2,16183A+FA+AAA+C+
24Scaggsville, MDPopulation: 8,74783AFAA+A+A+B
25North Bethesda, MDPopulation: 42,89483A+FB+AAA+C+
26Severna Park, MDPopulation: 38,01483A+FBAA+A+B
27Annapolis Neck, MDPopulation: 11,27483A+FAAAA+B
28Glen Echo, MDPopulation: 23283B+FAA+A+A+B
29Ellicott City, MDPopulation: 66,47682A+FBA+AA+B
30Riva, MDPopulation: 4,07382B+FAA+AA+B
31Spencerville, MDPopulation: 1,54382BFA+AA+A+B
32Rockville, MDPopulation: 60,96082A+FBAAA+C+
33Parole, MDPopulation: 16,30082A+FBAB+AB
34Poolesville, MDPopulation: 4,93182B+FB+AA+A+B
35Boonsboro, MDPopulation: 3,39482BBA+B+B+BC+
36Olney, MDPopulation: 33,78981A+FBAA+A+C+
37Huntingtown, MDPopulation: 3,88381C+DAAA+A+B
38Four Corners, MDPopulation: 7,64581A+FBAAAB
39Washington Grove, MDPopulation: 52881AFAA+AAC+
40Lutherville, MDPopulation: 6,47581A+DC+AB+AB
41Naval Academy, MDPopulation: 4,93781A+D+CA+A+CB
42North Potomac, MDPopulation: 24,22081BFB+A+A+A+C+
43Darnestown, MDPopulation: 6,73581C+FAAA+A+C+
44Sykesville, MDPopulation: 4,44581B+DA+AB+AC+
45Mays Chapel, MDPopulation: 11,58480ADBA+AAB
46Middletown, MDPopulation: 4,10580BDB+A+AAC+
47Columbia, MDPopulation: 100,73580A+DCA+AAB
48Dunkirk, MDPopulation: 2,54780BFAAAAB
49Colesville, MDPopulation: 14,70980A+FBAAAB
50Smithsburg, MDPopulation: 2,95180C+C+A+ABB+C+
51Timonium, MDPopulation: 9,94280A+DBAB+AB
52Fairwood, MDPopulation: 4,78480D+FA+AA+A+B
53Fairmount Heights, MDPopulation: 1,45080AD+A+BBBB
54Pikesville, MDPopulation: 31,71380A+DCAB+AB
55Cloverly, MDPopulation: 14,73580BFB+AA+A+B
56Towson, MDPopulation: 55,81180A+DCAB+AB
57Crofton, MDPopulation: 28,08680AFCA+AAB
58Urbana, MDPopulation: 8,96580B+FBAA+AC+
59Burtonsville, MDPopulation: 8,25980AFBAAAB
60Arden on the Severn, MDPopulation: 2,15180C+FA+AA+AB
61Upper Marlboro, MDPopulation: 67280ADBA+B+B+B
62Ashton-Sandy Spring, MDPopulation: 5,22480C+FAAAA+C+
63Springdale, MDPopulation: 2,57180C+DAAAAB
64Berwyn Heights, MDPopulation: 3,12680A+DBBAB+B
65Garrison, MDPopulation: 7,48579ADC+A+B+B+B
66Hampstead, MDPopulation: 6,29979B+CAB+B+B+C
67Travilah, MDPopulation: 12,38479D+FAA+A+A+C+
68Mount Airy, MDPopulation: 9,19879A+DC+AAAC+
69Jarrettsville, MDPopulation: 3,32679C+FAA+AAB
70Lake Arbor, MDPopulation: 10,92579A+DCAAAB
71Arnold, MDPopulation: 22,62679B+FC+A+AAB
72Centreville, MDPopulation: 4,25579AFB+AB+AC+
73Woodmore, MDPopulation: 3,49179FFA+A+A+A+B
74Thurmont, MDPopulation: 6,20479B+CB+ABB+C+
75Taneytown, MDPopulation: 6,69079B+D+AB+BB+C+
76Kemp Mill, MDPopulation: 12,11179AFBAAAB
77Barnesville, MDPopulation: 19879FCB+A+A+A+C+
78North Kensington, MDPopulation: 10,10279A+FC+BB+AB
79Takoma Park, MDPopulation: 16,90279A+FCABAB
80Grahamtown, MDPopulation: 36079A+BD+A+BBC
81West Laurel, MDPopulation: 4,53679C+DB+AA+AB
82Edgewater, MDPopulation: 9,21979A+FC+B+B+AB
83Bowie, MDPopulation: 55,05979CFAAAAB
84West Ocean City, MDPopulation: 4,34879AFBABAB
85Chester, MDPopulation: 4,15479B+DBAB+AB
86Stevensville, MDPopulation: 6,60979ADC+AAAB
87District Heights, MDPopulation: 5,87079AD+B+B+BB+B
88Frenchtown-Rumbly, MDPopulation: 5579FA+CA+ABB
89Silver Spring, MDPopulation: 74,47679A+FCBBAB
90Cape St. Claire, MDPopulation: 8,74679BFC+A+AAB
91Easton, MDPopulation: 16,04479A+DBB+C+B+B
92Annapolis, MDPopulation: 38,30979A+DCB+BAB
93White Marsh, MDPopulation: 9,15579A+D+CAB+B+B
94Oxford, MDPopulation: 53979CFA+A+BA+B
95Manchester, MDPopulation: 4,75079BDA+AB+B+C
96Kent Narrows, MDPopulation: 54679D+FAA+AA+B
97Glenn Dale, MDPopulation: 13,97379B+FC+AAAB
98Savage, MDPopulation: 6,55678B+DC+AAAB
99Clarksburg, MDPopulation: 13,39478BFBAA+A+C+
100Jefferson, MDPopulation: 1,78878D+DAAAAC+
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