Closest big city: Washington, D.C.
Public schools: All 9 rated A- or higher
Private schools: 2 (unranked)
There’s a lot going on for families in this quaint suburb of the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C., is close enough to commute and offers an economic and cultural destination to residents of Broadlands, where 84 percent of folks own their property. The schools are nothing short of excellent. Home prices and the cost of living are high compared to national averages, but median household income is nearly $180,000 a year.