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Places With The Best Housing In Maryland 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score67
  • Darnestown, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,509
  • Darnestown is a great community to live in. Yes, I mean community, not town. Darnestown doesn't have a downtown area, besides a little intersection with a few local stores. The area does have some great
73
  • Bethesda, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,608
  • Bethesda is located just out of D.C., and is one of the wealthiest cities in the country. The homes are beautiful, and there are many great neighborhoods, and the schools are fantastic. Bethesda has a
76
  • Potomac, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,882
  • I live in Potomac, Maryland and I love it. There is always something fun to do. The summers can be a bit humid, but the winters are mild and never devastating. I moved here about 10 years ago so my
80
  • Chevy Chase, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,618
71
  • Travilah, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,858
76
  • South Kensington, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,682
72
  • North Potomac, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,148
  • North Potomac is known throughout the country for its safety and schools! It's an amazing place to live, especially if you are thinking of moving to the D.C. area! Neighborhoods nestled behind trees,
68
  • Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,024
80
  • Ellicott City, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,780
  • 12. That's not a city. 11. The Folksy atmosphere is more conducive to rudeness than affability; in one visit, we were yelled at by a cyclist (who broke the law twice to tell us what he thought we were
78
  • Severna Park, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,514
77
  • North Bethesda, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,971
  • All of my mid adult life as far as I can remember, I have lived in North Bethesda and even now for the foreseeable future I will continue to live in the same town. My experience with this town are worth
69
  • Scaggsville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,975
74
  • Annapolis Neck, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,649
77
  • Olney, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,336
74
  • Fairwood, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,756
71
  • Takoma Park, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,567
74
  • Urbana, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,872
71
  • Clarksburg, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,441
77
  • Rockville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 65,171
  • I grew up in Rockville and Potomac. It is a souless town. There is a feeling of vacuous void. No character. No friendliness. Nothing of any real interest to do except for going to Great Falls. There is
72
  • Cloverly, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,975
69
  • Mayo, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,048
73
  • Four Corners, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,596
76
  • Poolesville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,108
  • Poolesville is a charming town! The small town is in Montgomery County, Maryland. The county's school system is one of the best in the country, so the schools are very good. The crime in Poolesville is
70
  • Colesville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,233
68
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 78,038
  • Silver Spring, MD was an incredible city to visit. Downtown Silver Spring has a very versatile and diverse group of stores and outlets from which to shop. Some of the stores that I enjoyed to shop from
71
  • Forest Glen, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,915
72
  • Arnold, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,625
61
  • Brock Hall, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,594
65
  • Layhill, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,063
65
  • Damascus, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,554
65
  • Kemp Mill, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,717
69
  • Ilchester, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,674
76
  • North Kensington, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,848
66
  • Redland, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,655
81
  • Parole, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,679
60
  • Glenn Dale, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,235
74
  • Crofton, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,663
78
  • Eldersburg, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,892
57
  • Glenmont, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,194
63
  • Hillandale, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,921
72
  • Linganore, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,395
75
  • Fallston, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,570
74
  • Columbia, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 103,439
  • I lived in Columbia for more than 10 years. While there are many friendly, pleasant, and neighborly people in Columbia, a significant proportion, perhaps a majority, are arrogant, self righteous,
72
  • Mays Chapel, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,811
57
  • Burtonsville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,859
65
  • Bensville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,584
59
  • Accokeek, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,466
75
  • Mount Airy, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,376
54
  • Aspen Hill, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,028
  • A beautiful community located in Montgomery County that earned its namesake from the trees which were abundantly found there, Aspen Hill is the quintessential family community. Born and raised in a big
58
  • Brandywine, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,681

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Maryland. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Maryland to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Maryland as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Maryland, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.