CNN Money ranked Columbia and Ellicott City #2 in their annual Best 100 Places to Live for 2010. Others that made the list were Gaithersburg at 25 and Rockville at 31. Baltimore did not make the list, although I still love living here, and I'm sure many of you out there do too.
Columbia and Ellicott City sit roughly 20 minutes south of Baltimore, placing it in easy access to both here and Washington. Its proximity to job centers, schools, and shopping make it a nice suburb. Ellicott City's historic small town feel is a major advantage to people who want to live in the suburbs, but not in the sprawl.
For the full list, follow the link here: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2010/index.html