In 2012, CNN/Money Magazine ranked Gaithersburg as the 23rd Best Place to Live in all of America, jumping up two slots from the City’s ranking in 2010 as the 25th best place to live in the nation.
Additionally, the City of Gaithersburg recently received the Voice of the People Award for Excellence in the area of Code Enforcement from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the National Research Center, Inc. (NRC). Gaithersburg received the award based on ratings received from a community-wide survey conducted in the fall of 2011. The survey results were compared with those for hundreds of other local governments around the nation, and Gaithersburg was among the top three cities in the category of Code Enforcement, which asked respondents for feedback on efforts to control such things as weeds, junked cars, and abandoned buildings. Gaithersburg also scored very well in a number of other categories on the national survey.
Gaithersburg continues to draw national attention as an outstanding City with a great quality of life and excellent government services. Congratulations to the city staff, residents, businesses, nonprofits, and volunteers who play a huge role in building and maintaining our terrific reputation.