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Several Washington DC Areas Among “Best” Places

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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/

See:  http://bit.ly/9Wzfun

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


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F. Hill Slowinski, JD, REALTOR® in DC, MD, and VA
W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors, A Long & Foster Company
Christie’s International Real Estate
#9 Agent in Washington Metro Region

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Carolyn Kolba
Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio - Mentor, OH
Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio

Hill, I sold in the Centreville, VA market years ago, and made a visit to the area about three years ago.  Wow... the changes that took place.  What used to be considered "out a bit" is now considered "close in."  It works that way.

Jul 17, 2010 11:03 PM
Robert Lei
Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410 - Sunnyvale, CA
Sunnyvale Cupertino Santa Clara, Palo Alto Mountain View Saratoga Campbell

The DC area is nice.  Lots of museums.  Organized city streets.

BTW, the San Francisco - Silicon Valley Bay Area also had many cities on the top cities list.  There are some nice places to live on both coasts :-)

Jul 17, 2010 11:04 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Indeed.  I was glad to see so many of our local areas represented in the "best" list.  This is a wonderful place to live with such a variety of just about everything.

Jul 17, 2010 11:14 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is good news for people who live in those cities.It will help the real estate market there.

Jul 17, 2010 11:57 PM