Ellicott City was ranked the Best Place to Live in Maryland, ranking 10th on Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list. Money Magazine ranked the “Best Places to Live” by examining factors such as economic opportunities, supply and demand for homes, cost of living, quality of schools, racial and economic diversity, and health and safety. This year’s rankings were out of 1,300 U.S. cities, which were defined as those with populations between 25,000 and 500,000.