Olney makes list as a top town -- Gazette.Net


Olney is one of the top 10 places in Maryland for young families, according to NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy company.

NerdWallet looked at factors including public school rating, average home value, ongoing cost of homeownership, average income and economic growth.

In ranking it ninth, the company’s website said, “Olney is often recognized as a great place to live and work. It made the top 20 of CNN/Money’s Best Places to Live and was ranked the 22nd top-earning places. The county school district has been successful, too, maintaining a 90 percent graduation rate with a total enrollment of 148,779 students.”

Rockville, the only other Montgomery County community on the list, was No. 10.

The complete list is at nerdwallet.com/blog/2013/best-cities-maryland-young-families/.