North Potomac Ranked Nationally, Locally as Great Place to Live

The website Niche has ranked North Potomac as the 13th best U.S. suburb to raise a family, as well as the best place to live in Maryland.

In an email, Jessica Hair, who works in media relations for Niche said, “North Potomac rose to #13 by excelling in factors like area public schools, cost of living, family amenities, diversity, and walkability.”

Niche gathers its data for best places to live through a number of sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Corporation for National & Community Service, the IRS, and more. For information about Niche’s methodology, check out their website.

Niche’s Top U.S. Suburbs to Raise a Family 2019

Out of 6,804 places, Montgomery County’s North Potomac, Potomac, and Garrett Parked ranked in the top 25 spots for Niche’s 2019 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family list.

  1. Long Grove, Ill.
  2. Chesterbrook, Pa.
  3. Penn Wynn, Pa.
  4. Jericho, N.Y.
  5. Great Neck Gardens, N.Y.
  6. Devon, Pa.
  7. Berwyn, Pa.
  8. Okemos, Mich
  9. Carmel, Ind.
  10. Buffalo Grove, Ill.
  11. Clarendon Hills, Ill.
  12. Glenwillow, Ohio
  13. North Potomac, Md.
  14. Upper Montclair, N.J.
  15. Madeira, Ohio
  16. Wilmette, Ill.
  17. Swarthmore, Pa.
  18. Kenilworth, Ill.
  19. Elm Grove, Wis.
  20. Short Hills, N.J.
  21. Potomac, Md.
  22. Shaker Heights, Ohio
  23. Sixteen Mile Stand, Ohio
  24. Garrett Park, Md.
  25. Powell, Ohio

Here’s a look at the full list.

Niche’s Best Places to Live in Maryland 2019

In Niche’s 2019 list for Best Places to Live in Maryland, 18 places in Montgomery County rank in the top 25.

  1. North Potomac
  2. North Bethesda
  3. Garrett Park
  4. South Kensington
  5. Bethesda
  6. Potomac
  7. Ellicott City
  8. Chevy Chase
  9. Columbia
  10. Rockville
  11. Kensington
  12. Forest Glen
  13. Ilchester
  14. Travilah
  15. Urbana
  16. Somerset
  17. Takoma Park
  18. Derwood
  19. Fulton
  20. Brookmont
  21. Scaggsville
  22. Towson
  23. Clarksburg
  24. Olney
  25. Four Corners

Here’s a look at the full list.

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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