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 5,928,814 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: 1,31490A+FA+A+A+A+B
2Chevy Chase View, MDPopulation: 1,03089A+FA+A+A+A+B
3Chevy Chase Section Five, MDPopulation: 75389A+FA+A+A+A+B
4Chevy Chase Village, MDPopulation: 1,98388A+FA+A+A+A+B
5Chevy Chase, MDPopulation: 9,34488A+FA+A+A+A+B
6Bethesda, MDPopulation: 59,59187A+FA+A+A+A+B
7Chevy Chase Section Three, MDPopulation: 74387A+FA+A+A+A+B
8Martin's Additions, MDPopulation: 89587AFA+A+A+A+B
9Garrett Park, MDPopulation: 1,05087A+FA+A+A+A+C+
10Brookmont, MDPopulation: 3,88187AFA+A+A+A+B
11Kensington, MDPopulation: 1,95986A+FA+A+AA+B
12Friendship Heights Village, MDPopulation: 5,25386A+FA+A+B+AB
13South Kensington, MDPopulation: 7,89586A+FA+A+A+A+B
14North Chevy Chase, MDPopulation: 60286AFA+A+A+A+B
15Potomac, MDPopulation: 45,36085AFA+A+A+A+C+
16Fulton, MDPopulation: 2,03085B+FA+AA+A+B
17Drum Point, MDPopulation: 2,56585A+FA+A+AAB
18Scaggsville, MDPopulation: 8,74785AFA+A+A+A+B
19Severna Park, MDPopulation: 38,01485A+FA+AA+A+B
20North Bethesda, MDPopulation: 42,89485A+FA+AAA+C+
21Derwood, MDPopulation: 2,16185A+FA+AAA+C+
22Annapolis Neck, MDPopulation: 11,27485A+FA+AAA+B
23Glen Echo, MDPopulation: 23285B+FA+A+A+A+B
24University Park, MDPopulation: 2,55984A+FAA+A+AB
25Adamstown, MDPopulation: 2,36484FA+A+B+A+AC+
26Cabin John, MDPopulation: 2,26084CFA+A+A+A+B
27Ellicott City, MDPopulation: 66,47684A+FA+A+AA+B
28Brookeville, MDPopulation: 14984CFA+A+A+A+C+
29Highland, MDPopulation: 1,07484C+FA+A+A+A+C+
30Riva, MDPopulation: 4,07384B+FA+A+AA+B
31Rockville, MDPopulation: 60,96084A+FA+AAA+C+
32Poolesville, MDPopulation: 4,93184B+FA+AA+A+B
33Olney, MDPopulation: 33,78984A+FA+AA+A+C+
34Parole, MDPopulation: 16,30083A+FAAB+AB
35Huntingtown, MDPopulation: 3,88383C+FA+AA+A+B
36Spencerville, MDPopulation: 1,54383BFA+AA+A+B
37Washington Grove, MDPopulation: 52883AFA+A+AAC+
38Four Corners, MDPopulation: 7,64583A+FA+AAAB
39North Potomac, MDPopulation: 24,22083BFA+A+A+A+C+
40Boonsboro, MDPopulation: 3,39483BBA+B+B+BC+
41Darnestown, MDPopulation: 6,73583C+FA+AA+A+C+
42Lutherville, MDPopulation: 6,47583A+DB+AB+AB
43Mays Chapel, MDPopulation: 11,58483ADA+A+AAB
44Middletown, MDPopulation: 4,10582BDA+A+AAC+
45Dunkirk, MDPopulation: 2,54782BFA+AAAB
46Cloverly, MDPopulation: 14,73582BFA+AA+A+B
47Sykesville, MDPopulation: 4,44582B+DA+AB+AC+
48Fairwood, MDPopulation: 4,78482D+FA+AA+A+B
49Colesville, MDPopulation: 14,70982A+FAAAAB
50Timonium, MDPopulation: 9,94282A+DAAB+AB
51Urbana, MDPopulation: 8,96582B+FAAA+AC+
52Naval Academy, MDPopulation: 4,93782A+D+C+A+A+CB
53Centreville, MDPopulation: 4,25582AFA+AB+AC+
54Burtonsville, MDPopulation: 8,25982AFAAAAB
55Berwyn Heights, MDPopulation: 3,12682A+DA+BAB+B
56Hampstead, MDPopulation: 6,29982B+CA+B+B+B+C
57Arden on the Severn, MDPopulation: 2,15182C+FA+AA+AB
58Ashton-Sandy Spring, MDPopulation: 5,22482C+FA+AAA+C+
59Springdale, MDPopulation: 2,57182C+DA+AAAB
60Bowie, MDPopulation: 55,05982CFA+AAAB
61Columbia, MDPopulation: 100,73581A+DBA+AAB
62Travilah, MDPopulation: 12,38481D+FA+A+A+A+C+
63Smithsburg, MDPopulation: 2,95181C+C+A+ABB+C+
64Jarrettsville, MDPopulation: 3,32681C+FA+A+AAB
65Thurmont, MDPopulation: 6,20481B+CA+ABB+C+
66Taneytown, MDPopulation: 6,69081B+D+A+B+BB+C+
67West Laurel, MDPopulation: 4,53681C+DA+AA+AB
68Crofton, MDPopulation: 28,08681AFBA+AAB
69Pikesville, MDPopulation: 31,71381A+DBAB+AB
70West Ocean City, MDPopulation: 4,34881AFA+ABAB
71Upper Marlboro, MDPopulation: 67281ADAA+B+B+B
72Chester, MDPopulation: 4,15481B+DAAB+AB
73Garrison, MDPopulation: 7,48581ADB+A+B+B+B
74Kemp Mill, MDPopulation: 12,11181AFAAAAB
75Arnold, MDPopulation: 22,62681B+FB+A+AAB
76Towson, MDPopulation: 55,81181A+DCAB+AB
77Glenarden, MDPopulation: 6,05681AD+A+B+C+B+B
78Woodmore, MDPopulation: 3,49181FFA+A+A+A+B
79Kent Narrows, MDPopulation: 54681D+FA+A+AA+B
80Mount Airy, MDPopulation: 9,19881A+DBAAAC+
81Brunswick, MDPopulation: 5,88281B+CA+B+BBC+
82Clarksburg, MDPopulation: 13,39481BFA+AA+A+C+
83Layhill, MDPopulation: 5,49881B+FA+BA+A+C+
84Edgewater, MDPopulation: 9,21981A+FB+B+B+AB
85District Heights, MDPopulation: 5,87081AD+A+B+BB+B
86North Kensington, MDPopulation: 10,10280A+FBBB+AB
87Fairmount Heights, MDPopulation: 1,45080AD+A+BBBB
88Easton, MDPopulation: 16,04480A+DAB+C+B+B
89Jefferson, MDPopulation: 1,78880D+DA+AAAC+
90Lake Arbor, MDPopulation: 10,92580A+DBAAAB
91Stevensville, MDPopulation: 6,60980ADB+AAAB
92Manchester, MDPopulation: 4,75080BDA+AB+B+C
93Forest Glen, MDPopulation: 6,86580AFABB+AB
94Kingsville, MDPopulation: 4,22780CFA+AAAB
95Pleasant Hills, MDPopulation: 3,58680CDA+BAAB
96Cape St. Claire, MDPopulation: 8,74680BFB+A+AAB
97Hughesville, MDPopulation: 2,11480FFA+AA+AB
98Takoma Park, MDPopulation: 16,90280A+FC+ABAB
99Myersville, MDPopulation: 1,86780DDA+A+AAC+
100Point of Rocks, MDPopulation: 1,43280DDA+A+AB+C+
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