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Places With The Best Housing In Maryland 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score63
  • Temple Hills, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,927
67
  • Mount Rainier, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,364
73
  • Cheverly, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,390
67
  • District Heights, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,951
65
  • Chillum, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,773
  • Chillum, MD has a few things that I find appealing including the parks, vibrant community feel, and diversity. I also like that it is a quick drive to everything in Washington DC. It is nice to live in a…[read more]
91
  • Naval Academy, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,040
75
  • Largo, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,689
  • Largo is one location of a very popular amusement park called Six Flags America. Other recreational activities located in Largo include a huge wooded area called Watkins Park. The park has play areas, a…[read more]
70
  • Woodlawn, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,685
  • Woodlawn, MD is a calm, serene area that is near lots of shopping. I shopped at the Security Square Mall where there is plenty of stores to chose from. When I became hungry, I headed on over to the…[read more]
66
  • Hyattsville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,262
  • The city of Hyattsville is very diverse in a lot of ways. The residents, housing, and entertainment are just a few of the things that make this area special and unique. It's like a smaller version of a…[read more]
73
  • Maryland City, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,647
  • I love the variety of experiences that living in Seabrook, MD provides. One of the biggest advantage is due to the multiple forms of transportation available, I don't have to own a car. Bus service and…[read more]
60
  • Rosaryville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,189
  • So far, my life and experience in Rosaryville have been average. I have not been able to find a livable wage. However, the city features a few facilities which are getting built on various sides. This…[read more]
64
  • Clinton, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,256
  • Clinton, MD, is an excellent medium-sized city for you to consider relocating to. The town has a few amenities, and it is also fairly close to Washington, D.C. It is not perfect by any means, but there…[read more]
75
  • Brunswick, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,101
68
  • Milford Mill, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,650
  • Milford Mill, in general, remains decent place to live. There’s a lot of amenities I think can serve anyone thinking of moving here. For example, there are plenty of shops, stores, restaurants, gyms and…[read more]
67
  • Greenbelt, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,623
  • Greenbelt is a quiet town in Maryland that's a hop, skip, and jump away from all the action. Getting in and out of neighboring Washington DC and Virginia is a breeze, as the town is located right off the…[read more]
56
  • East Riverdale, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,984
  • East Riverdale is a small community off of the Baltimore Washington Parkway, commonly referred to as the BW Parkway. The best thing about living in East Riverdale is being so close to this major roadway.…[read more]
61
  • Kettering, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,960
  • I liked living in Kettering because it's a small, quiet community that's walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and areas for recreational activities. There is a small church and shopping center in…[read more]
64
  • Coral Hills, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,087
  • If you are looking for a place on the Eastern side of the country that is family friendly, has great schools, terrific people that are involved in the community and want to make a difference, with the…[read more]
52
  • Langley Park, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,517
  • Langley Park is not your typical Maryland community. Affordable housing is plentiful but mediocre. The area's residents come from many different parts of the world, which makes things interesting. My…[read more]
67
  • Riverside, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,226
76
  • Marlboro Village, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,363
  • I really love living in Marlboro Village, Maryland, it's a great place to call home! This is a great community with all kinds of family friendly activities for both kids adults and seniors alike. We have…[read more]
59
  • Riverdale Park, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,221
61
  • Adelphi, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,554
  • Living in Adelphi was an interesting experience because I came in contact with people from many different cultures. The area is pretty quiet and mainly working class and retired people reside there. The…[read more]
64
  • Summerfield, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,489
  • I love living in Summerfield! I have laid down roots here and called this town my home for the past twenty five years and I really wouldn't want to live anywhere else! The community and activities are…[read more]
62
  • Beltsville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,558
  • The mention of Beltsville often brings factories, warehouses, and junkyards to mind, as you see quite a few of them when driving through the main roads. But Beltsville also has beautiful homes in upscale…[read more]
60
  • South Laurel, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,952
  • South Laurel is located next to a couple of Maryland's major highways that run from Baltimore to Washington D.C. and through other areas of the state. As such, it's easy to commute to other cities like…[read more]
66
  • Marlton, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,564
63
  • 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…[read more]
66
  • Friendly, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,155
  • I've made a great living in Friendly Maryland for the last 8 years. I appreciate the small town feel of the rich atmosphere. The neighborhoods are in close proximity to various shops, small businesses,…[read more]
61
  • Oxon Hill, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,397
  • The best thing about living in Oxon Hill is being right off of the Capital Beltway. This major highway surrounds Washington, D.C. and runs through Maryland and Virginia. This makes commuting to areas…[read more]
76
  • Mitchellville, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,900
  • Mitchellville is a small community in Bowie, Maryland. It's considered an upscale area but has affordable housing as well. The community is mainly single family homes. There's a humongous gated community…[read more]
71
  • Chesapeake Ranch Estates, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,644
63
  • New Carrollton, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,727
  • Living in New Carrollton exposed me to many different cultures. The area is very diverse and you can meet people from different parts of the world. The city is home to a lot of families but isn't really…[read more]
59
  • Suitland, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,094
  • My wife and I and our five kids have been living in Suitland for 4 years and have loved the friendly Neighbors and historical dynamics of this unique small town in Maryland. Suitland is the headquarters…[read more]
71
  • Arbutus, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,455
  • Arbutus, Maryland is a town that sits on the outskirts of a big city like Baltimore, Maryland but retains its identity as a suburb. Arbutus may have a population of 20 thousand plus residents, but there…[read more]
67
  • Lake Arbor, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,380
  • Living in Lake Arbor, Maryland has been so incredibly pleasant. There are a multitude of things to do in this area. The best areas in Lake Arbor, Maryland include the University of Maryland, the AMC…[read more]
69
  • Randallstown, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,725
  • I've been living in Randallstown, Maryland, for a couple years now due to my job. It's a fairly small city, with a few areas it could improve on. The downtown area has a basic bus system which will get…[read more]
62
  • Fort Washington, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,895
  • Peaceful suburbs near DC and Northern VA. I would definitely recommend this area to a single person or couples with no children. If you do have children, you can put them in private schools if you don’t…[read more]
58
  • Bladensburg, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,505
71
  • North Laurel, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,590
  • North Laurel is a quiet and pleasant suburban area that boasts some of the best schools in Maryland. The area is diverse with a low crime rate, and is one of the best areas to raise a family. The cost of…[read more]
59
  • Glassmanor, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,608
  • At one time, Glassmanor, MD was one of the urban outskirts of Washington, DC that seemed to be forgotten. Development was almost non-existent and the existing buildings were deteriorating. That was…[read more]
63
  • 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…[read more]
70
  • Ballenger Creek, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,077
  • Ballenger Creek, MD is 54 miles from Baltimore, MD. Its total area is 10.8 square miles. The Ballenger Creek eventually flows into the Potomac River watershed. Sometimes, Frederick is also lumped with…[read more]
65
  • Hillcrest Heights, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,178
  • The quality of the housing is pretty nice. The cost is pretty reasonable. I really like that it has nice well-guarded neighborhoods. Real estate prices are affordable, and you can do a lot of business…[read more]
57
  • Baltimore, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 621,000
  • This place is full of garbage and crime. The city of Baltimore will drain you of everything you own when you first move here through parking tickets and speeding camera tickets in areas where the speed…[read more]
72
  • Bel Air South, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,480
  • I have lived in MD my entire life (25 years). First, in northern Harford county, and now, Bel Air South. Bel Air is becoming more heavily populated, and thus comes heavy traffic. A weird, city-like…[read more]
61
  • Baltimore Highlands, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,546
73
  • Bowie, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 57,633
  • Being a little city just outside of a major metropolis means that you don't have to offer much other than your standard shopping center, fast food chains and thats about it. Bowie does this but luckily…[read more]
53
  • Walker Mill, MD
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,281
  • Living in Walker Mill wasn't the best experience for me because of the criminal activity in nearby areas. The crime rate in the general vicinity is a bit high in comparison to other Maryland communities.…[read more]
74
  • 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…[read more]

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.