Several Washington DC Areas Among “Best” Places

Maryland and Virginia Among Highest for Technology, Business Friendliness

CNN Money.com and CNBC.com just released their 2010 lists – Top Earning Towns, Best 100 Small Cities to Live,and CNBC for Top States for Business– and The Washington Post announced the area’s education level.

Bethesda, MD has the highest median family income in the US, according to CNN Money.com.  Ellicott City/Columbia, Maryland is named by a CNN survey as #2 Best Small City to Live in the country, up from #8 in 2008, with its  grand homes, a lovely 18th-century downtown, lots of restaurants, wide range of housing, tons of parkland, and a major music venue.  It’s also an economic powerhouse with a jobless rate at just 5.2%.

Also named by CNN as high on the list were Gaithersburg, MD (# 25), Centerville, VA (#30), Rockville, MD (#31), and Alexandria, VA (#41).

CNBC named Virginia as #2 overall of the top states for business, bumped out if its 2009 #1 slot by Texas this year. Maryland remained in its #27 position overall, same slot as 2009.  In individual categories, Maryland ranked #8 in Technology and Innovation, and Virginia #2 in Business Friendliness, same as in 2009.

In addition, the Washington DC area has the best-educated population in the nation, as reported in The Post.

See:  http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2010/snapshots/PL2718116.html

See:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/37516043/

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See:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/14/AR2010071405751.html

F. Hill Slowinski, JD, REALTOR® in DC, MD, and VA
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