Columbia

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Exceptionally Livable

Columbia

  • Columbia is ranked #58 in Maryland
  • Columbia is ranked #2,089 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • High Graduation Rates
  • Stable Housing Market
  • High Income per Capita
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81Columbia
71Maryland
70USA

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Compare Columbia, MD Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Columbia, MD

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Roland Parl-Homewood-Guilford, Baltimore7715.516,183
Hampden-Woodberry-Remington, Baltimore6914.66,806
Greater Mount Washington, Baltimore69155,353
Downtown, Baltimore6714.33,927
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cheswolde Area, Baltimore6614.611,895
Glen-Fallstaff Area, Baltimore6613.915,699
Forest Park, Baltimore6512.36,507
Reservoir Hill-Bolton Hill Area, Baltimore6414.521,947

Best Cities Near Columbia, MD

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Kensington, MD9016.71,909
Vienna, VA9029.916,173
Loudoun Valley Estates, VA90354,860
Chevy Chase, MD9018.52,907
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Somerset, MD9020.61,148
McLean, VA9025.248,078
Bethesda, MD8920.362,024
Chevy Chase Section Five, MD8818.9736
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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, narrow-minded, and entitled. Columbia was founded as an experiment in new town living in the 60s and attracted many idealists with progressive view points. There was a significant sense of community and inclusiveness. At least that's the story. When I …
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ColumbiakPosted on Jun 30, 2016
Diverse, expensive, good schools and lots of shopping

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Community8/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining8/10
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I was born and raised in Columbia. I graduated HS in 1998 and the majority of my graduating class went to college or joined the military. The school system here is pretty decent. I would feel safe sending my kids (if I had them) to Howard County Public schools. There are private schools around here as well and they all have great reputations. Columbia has alot of government workers …
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springsteengirlPosted on Sep 23, 2013

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