How Maryland fares in national rankings
See where Maryland, its cities and its notable places rank on national lists, ranging from best places for singles to top-ranked institutions of higher learning.
Achieving the American dream: No. 6
Maryland ranks No. 6 in the nation for the best chance to achieve the American dream according to a study released by Estately. Parameters considered included average hours worked, ease of buying a home and unemployment rate. Minnesota was ranked No. 1.