Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
47 Eldersburg 33,200
53 Mount Airy 8,800
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Arnold 23,300
  Ballenger Creek 17,100
  Baltimore 637,500
  Bel Air 9,900
  Bel Air North 30,600
  Bel Air South 47,300
  Bennsville 10,800
  California 11,300
  Calverton 19,300
  Carney 31,400
  Catonsville 42,700
  Colesville 20,600
  Columbia 97,500
  Crofton 19,600
  Damascus 12,200
  Elkridge 24,200
  Fairland 22,400
  Fallston 8,900
  Garrison 8,600
  Green Valley 13,300
  Greenbelt 21,600
  Joppatowne 12,800
  Kemp Mill 9,900
  La Plata 8,800
  Lake Shore 12,600
  Largo 11,300
  Laurel 21,600
  Linganore-Bartonsville 15,700
  Londontowne 8,800
  Mays Chapel 11,800
  Montgomery Village 39,500
  North Bethesda 42,600
  North Kensington 9,000
  North Laurel 24,200
  North Potomac 24,900
  Odenton 27,200
  Olney 33,300
  Owings Mills 27,000
  Parole 13,800
  Pasadena 12,100
  Perry Hall 30,000
  Pikesville 29,800
  Redland 18,700
  Reisterstown 25,200
  Rossmoor 9,700
  Savage-Guilford 13,800
  Severn 42,300
  Severna Park 28,100
  South Gate 28,300
  South Laurel 21,000
  Waldorf 25,600
  Westminster 17,700
  White Marsh 10,900
  White Oak 21,400
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