Earlier this month, Livability.com released its third-annual list of Top 100 Best Places to Live and several Washington DC area communities happened to make the cut. Taking home the top spot among DC locations is Rockville, MD, which ranked No. 17 overall.
Situated about 35 minutes from downtown Washington DC, Rockville’s charming ambiance and quaint Town Square undoubtedly helped elevate its position on the list, while the excellent schools, high concentration of shops and restaurants, and thriving local economy were also cited reasons why it happened to crack the top 20.
Along with Rockville, other Washington DC area communities to make the 100 Best Places to Live list include Arlington at No. 49, Alexandria at No. 56, and Bethesda just squeaking in at No. 100.
In all, Livability evaluated over 2,100 communities nationwide with populations between 20,000 and 300,000. Eight categories were considered in the ranking system, including economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education, and health care.