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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Rockville Ranks Among Top 10 Happiest Cities to Work in the Nation

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 12 — The City of Rockville — fresh off its recognition by “Money” magazine as the best place to live in Maryland — has placed ninth on a list of 10 happiest cities to work in the United States by CareerBliss.

Rockville is listed alongside cities that include the top three of Mountain View, California; Detroit, Michigan; and Boulder, Colorado. The top 10 is drawn from the job-search site’s “thousands of reviews from around the nation.”

“We are excited to recognize cities where employees are happiest around the country,” Chief Happiness Officer and CareerBliss Co-founder Heidi Golledge stated in an online post about the rankings. “Cities are continuing to compete to bring companies such as Amazon to their cities to increase job opportunities and happiness for their residents. CareerBliss has also noted that when cities provide opportunities for higher education, personal growth, and year-round activities, they are more likely to have happier residents and employees.”

Rockville is the ninth most diverse city in America, according to WalletHub, with more than one-third of the city’s residents born outside the United States, and offers a wide range of cultural opportunities and special events, including the annual Hometown Holidays Music Fest in Rockville Town Center and an annual Lunar New Year celebration.

With a population of almost 70,000 residents, Rockville is one of Maryland’s oldest and most well-educated towns. Over 64 percent of Rockville residents have a college education.

The city offers a wide variety of recreation programs, classes and activities for all ages, a swim and fitness center, nature center, senior center, numerous community centers, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre and Glenview Mansion. With 65 city parks and more than 1,000 acres of parkland within 14 square miles, Rockville has about 16 acres of open space for every 1,000 residents. Nearly every home is within a short walk of a park.

This quality of living is regularly reflected in national rankings, including best places lists compiled by, “U.S. News & World Report” and “Bloomberg Businessweek.” 

Find “Money” magazine’s list of the best places to live in all 50 states at See Rockville’s ranking as ninth happiest place in the country to work at

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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