Olney Ranked 7th in the Nation in “Top 11 Family-Friendly Suburbs Where Parents Will Actually Want To Live“ List

by MCS Staff

Olney has come in at number 7 in the Top 11 Family-Friendly Suburbs Where Parents Will Actually Want To Live list by Realtor.com

To come up with their list of suburbs, Realtor.com started by looking at the nation’s 11 largest cities and then moved to looking at the surrounding suburbs in each metro area with at least 10,000 people.

They took into account the percentage of children living in each city, school rankings, and family-friendly businesses (including day care centers). “To make sure these were places parents would want to live, too, there had to be plenty of restaurants, bars, and things to do, as well as a reasonable commute (most are under 40 minutes) for when they do have to go to the office.”

The description for Olney can be seen below, and the full list can be seen at this link.

7. Olney, MD

Nearest city: Washington, DC
Median home price in July: $495,050

About 25 miles north of downtown DC, this former sleepy suburb is now a hotbed of culture and good eats. Foodies and adventurous eaters have tons of restaurants to choose from, from Peruvian to Japanese to Vietnamese. For a more adult night on the town, Olney Ale House is an old favorite with plenty of brews on tap.

Olney also has a huge theater scene. The Olney Theater Center puts on shows year-round and has camps and programs for aspiring young thespians. There are plenty of kid-friendly performances to take in, too, including Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” this fall.

There are a variety of homes in Olney, including a two-bedroom condo within walking distance to the public library and schools. Those looking for a little more room can take a look at this five-bedroom Colonial currently listed for $715,000.


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