September 1, 2015

“Money Magazine” Names Damascus Among America’s Top 50 Best Places to Live

Perhaps no surprise to many who call Damascus home or who grew up there and now reside elsewhere, but Money Magazine made it official and ranked Damascus among the Top 50 Best Places to Live in 2015.

The town in northeastern Montgomery County, close to the border with Frederick County, ranked in 31st place. It is described by writer Daniel Bortz as being “…on the quiet side, perhaps because more than one-third of the population is over 50. But Damascus knows how to make some noise when it wants to.”

Other Maryland small cities making the grade, are North Laurel (#23) in Howard County and nearby Urbana, in Frederick County (#35).