Why Maryland?

The residents of Maryland will tell you not everyone here is from D.C. That’s true as the state is 119 miles long and 196 miles wide with 3,190 miles of shoreline. Maryland is well known for its blue crabs, the Chesapeake Bay and the Ravens national football team. You can’t visit the state without hearing at least ten times how “it’s America ... in miniature.” That’s because Maryland has all four distinct seasons and geography that represents the entire U.S., including mountains, oceans, forests, beaches, cities, suburbs, farms, etc.

Maryland is a neighbor of Delaware and offers many of the same benefits that Delaware does, making it an attractive state in which to live.

In Maryland, you’ll find:

  • A reasonable cost of living
  • Great schools, colleges and universities
  • Cultural diversity
  • Geography that mirrors the U.S.
  • Low unemployment rate (3.6% in 2021)
  • Close proximity to beaches and mountains
  • One international airport
  • Amtrak and I-95 making travel to and from Washington, D.C. and New York City doable for day trips and weekend getaways
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8 reasons you'll love living in Maryland:


Maryland is home to some of the best beach resorts on the East Coast! Maryland residents are within a 2–3-hour drive of several beautiful beach towns, each offering a unique experience and scenery.


Maryland has many popular destinations, including the National Aquarium and Inner Harbor in Baltimore, the scenic Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s Six Flags America.


There are over 50 state parks with spectacular trails, lakes, beaches and mountains for hiking, running, biking, swimming, boating and fishing.


Maryland is rich in history! The state is home to some of the nation’s most important historical cities, including Baltimore, Annapolis, Frederick, Old Ellicott City and St. Mary’s City.


You’ll enjoy the benefits of being part of a very diverse population. The Washington Post reported in 2018 that four places in Maryland ranked among the nation’s most ethnically diverse: Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring and Rockville.


Maryland offers a very reasonable cost of living and Maryland’s public school system finishes near or is at the top of the nation year after year. In the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings, Maryland’s public high schools were ranked third in the nation with 9.9% ranked in the top fifth nationally and 40.6% ranked in the top 25% nationally.


Maryland’s temperate climate, four seasons and diverse landscape make it a safe and attractive state in which to live. Along the eastern shore and in the south, you have the beaches; to the west, you’ll find the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountain ranges; and the northern part of the state boasts rich farmland for those looking for a more rural place to call home.


The close proximity to Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; and New York City makes it easy and affordable to spend a weekend or a day in any of these great cities. Maryland residents enjoy the shopping, theater, museums, sporting events, concerts and restaurants these cities have to offer in addition to their local favorites.

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