• Olney is Number 7 in list of Family-Friendly Suburbs

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    September 08, 2021
    Olney ranked #7!

    Olney earned seventh place on Realtor.com's recently posted "Top 11 Family-Friendly Suburbs Where Parents Will Actually Want To Live, 2021 Edition."
    Here's a portion of what they had to say:

    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.

    To come up with the list, Realtor.com looked at the nation’s 11 largest cities, then looked at the surrounding suburbs with at least 10,000 people.
    Other considerations were the percentage of children, school rankings, and family friendly businesses.
    "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 article states.

    We agree--Olney is a great place to live!