Bel Air Among 'Best Places To Live In Baltimore Area': Report

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BEL AIR, MD — Bel Air is considered one of the best neighborhoods in the Baltimore metro area, according to Niche’s new list of best places to live in 2022.

The new Niche listings, with rankings both national and local, were released Monday. It ranked Bel Air No. 75 on its local “Best Places to Live” list.

“Bel Air is in Harford County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland,” Niche commented on its website. “Living in Bel Air offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Bel Air and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bel Air are highly rated.”

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The company creates its annual “Best Places to Live” rankings using data from the U.S. Census, FBI, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in addition to resident reviews, according to a news release.

It also considers factors like affordability, the housing market, diversity, public schools and walkability.

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Here are the Baltimore metro area’s top 15 best neighborhoods, according to Niche:

1. Ellicott City

2. Columbia

3. Scaggsville

4. Ilchester

5. Fulton

6. Lutherville

7. Towson

8. Mays Chapel

9. Highland

10. Wyman Park

11. Elkridge

12. Hampton

13. Crofton

14. Butcher’s Hill

15. North Laurel

To view Niche’s complete list for the Baltimore metro area, click here.

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