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Places With The Best Housing In Maryland 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score72
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Chevy Chase, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,618
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  • Travilah, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,858
  • I experienced solid lifestyle while living in Travilah Maryland. The city is in Montgomery County. Travilah is close to Potomac, Darnestown, North Potomac, and Rockville. The town does not have a postal
81
  • South Kensington, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,682
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  • 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,
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  • Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,024
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  • 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
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  • Severna Park, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,514
  • I've lived in Severna for a while, and have to say that it's a very enjoyable city in which to live. It has many beautiful neighborhoods to choose from and the town is bordered on two sides by rivers,
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  • 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
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  • Scaggsville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,975
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  • Annapolis Neck, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,649
  • I experienced a delightful stay while living in Annapolis Neck Maryland. The city is located in Anne Arundel County. Annapolis Neck is a part of Annapolis Maryland. The town is about 30 miles away from
77
  • Olney, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,336
  • I love living in Olney; it's a beautiful place for an active family. It's a fun, diverse and safe community to live. There's plenty of excellent shopping and offer a fantastic number of international
80
  • Fairwood, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,756
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  • Takoma Park, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,567
  • Takoma Park is one of the best areas in Maryland. Living in this city is awesome. The location is excellent for getting around. Local transportation includes frequent runs by buses and a metro train
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  • Urbana, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,872
  • Urbana, Maryland is a dream of a place to live. I have been living in Urbana for 11 years and I absolutely love it here. As a divorced mother raising children, their safety and the quality of their
75
  • Clarksburg, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,441
  • Clarksburg, MD is located on the Interstate 270 technology corridor. The town is 4 miles north of Germantown and 52 minutes west of Baltimore. The total area is 8.3 square miles. The town is named after
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  • 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
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  • Cloverly, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,975
  • After living here for 5 years I can honestly say that living in Cloverly, Maryland is absolutely great. This town is one of the best areas in Maryland to call home. I'm especially impressed with the
72
  • Mayo, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,048
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  • Four Corners, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,596
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  • 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
72
  • Colesville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,233
  • Living in Colesville, MD there was great anticipation when the State of Maryland announced the coming construction of Route 202, known as the Intercounty Connector. Route 202 would connect Prince Geoge's
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  • 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
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  • Forest Glen, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,915
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  • Arnold, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,625
  • I have been living in Arnold Maryland for 10 years and love the nice friendly atmosphere and kind neighbors that make this a pleasant place to live and to work. The housing in this community is pretty
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  • Brock Hall, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,594
  • Even though Brock Hall is one of the smallest towns I've lived in, it's one where the people are among the friendliest. Everyone is so caring and supportive of each other and the events that take place
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  • Layhill, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,063
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  • Damascus, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,554
  • Living in Damascus, MD, you can drive to either Baltimore or Washington, DC in under an hour. The difference between Damascus and those cities though is like night and day. Damsacus, MD is a rural refuge
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  • Kemp Mill, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,717
  • Diverse cultures are what come to mind when I think of living in Kemp Mill. I have lived here for over 10+ years, and I still love living here. The neighbors are incredibly friendly, and I’ve only had a
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  • Ilchester, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,674
  • Living in Ilchester is great for raising a family. We have a lot of things for kids to do to keep their minds busy. The schools are okay, but we do have several options to choose from especially a few
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  • North Kensington, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,848
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  • Redland, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,655
  • Living in Redland, MD is very appealing option to individuals like myself who enjoy having their own privacy. Homes in Redland are specious and are not built on top of each other, despite being in the
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  • Parole, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,679
  • If you are looking for a place to live that is the perfect combination of quiet living and convenient locale, then living in Parole, MD would be perfect for you! Where do I even start? The beautiful
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  • Glenn Dale, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,235
  • Living in Glenn Dale offers the comforts of suburbia and the convenience of nearby towns full of amenities. The area consists mainly of single family dwellings and is very quiet. The community has a very
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  • Crofton, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,663
  • The thing about Crofton is that it’s about three streetlight long, not very big my anyone estimation for I’d like to think it’s a lot more than that. For one, family is key here, and of just your family.
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  • Eldersburg, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,892
  • Spending the last ten years living in Eldersburgm a lot has changed. So it generally remains safe, there’s a lot more commercial business and thwaths of people moving in from neighboring counties.
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  • Glenmont, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,194
  • Glenmont is very quiet and small town but we have nice shopping centers, theater and places like Costco. The city is very well kept as we have beautiful flowers and clean neighborhoods. We also have cool
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  • Hillandale, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,921
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  • Linganore, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,395
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  • Fallston, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,570
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  • 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,
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  • Mays Chapel, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,811
  • I have been living in Mays Chapel for a while. This past year has not been so great in regards to break-ins, and theft around town. I would just give advice to anyone walk late at night or who has to
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  • Burtonsville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,859
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  • Bensville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,584
  • I've been living in Bensville Maryland for the past 4 years and have enjoyed this small town community and the relax neighborhoods with very friendly neighbors that look out for one another. There are
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  • Accokeek, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,466
  • Accokeek is a small town located in Southern Maryland. It's a short distance from Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia. The area's small town vibe is appealing to people looking for a simpler way of
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  • Mount Airy, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,376
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  • 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
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  • 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.