One More Reason to Live in Columbia gives Columbia, Maryland an A+ on its report card, and awards it the #5 Best City to Live in America.

Columbia also received an A+ for being a good city for families (it was awarded #4 in the country) and secured top rankings in public schools, diversity, nightlife, and housing categories. The 5-star reviews couldn’t paint a better picture of our community. Whether you’re looking to explore the bike loop around Lake Kittamaqundi, dine at Peter Chang at Merriweather District, or relocate your business to Downtown Columbia, rest assured that living in the third city will immediately feel like home.

Data pulled from the US Census Bureau, Corporation for National & Community Service, and US Department of Agriculture help determine how communities are ranked.