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Rockville Named a Top Ten City for Families

City of RockvilleThe City of Rockville has ranked as one of the 10 best cities for families in the United States, based on a study by the website

The study examined census, consumer spending and school data, among other factors, to determine the rankings. Rockville ranked 9th overall and was recognized for having the lowest crime rate of the cities in the top 10 as well as being “most walkable.” Livability surveyed more than 2,000 cities to come up with a top 10 list.

“What makes Rockville one of the Best Cities for Families is the extremely low crime rate, high percentage of children in the community, and the focus schools in Rockville put on science and technology,” Livability reports in its study results.

Livability gave a nod to Rockville Town Square, the Rockville Memorial Library, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Croydon Creek Nature Center and the Carl Henn Memorial Millennium Trail. It added, “The city keeps the playgrounds, walking trails and athletic fields in great shape, and families often utilize these amenities.”

Another city from the DMV, Leesburg, Virginia made the list at number five.

In 2013, Rockville also earned a top ranking as a best place to live by Livability. For more information on Livability’s 10 Best Cities for Families, visit

Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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