CNNMoney released its list of America's Best Small Towns, ranking Eldersburg no. 67 in the nation and no. 2 in the state.
The list is an annual report put out by Money Magazine since 2005, ranking America's best towns and cities with a description of why they're the places to settle down.
This year CNNMoney described Eldersburg, with its population of 31,200, as a place for those looking for an easy commute to Washington, D.C., stating, "the town, once mostly farmland, has seen a steady influx of families over the last 20 years" and "while the homes aren’t cheap, the county’s public schools rank among the best in the state."
Two other Maryland towns ranked on the list: Montgomery Village at no. 40, and Crofton at no. 82.
This year's national top prize went to Louisville, CO, a small town with a population of 18,400.