About Rockville

Rockville is regarded as one of America’s leading small cities for work, for play and for life. It is the vibrant, highly educated, business-friendly home to some of the nation’s and the world’s most prominent biomed and technology companies and is adjacent to the world's most powerful city, Washington, D.C.

Rockville is a city that remembers and reveres its roots, its commitment to citizen-centric public service, to the planet and to the connectivity of its neighborhoods and residents.

Rockville is a place one can truly and proudly call "my hometown." It is a place that looks and feels like home, where people and government work to maintain the intimacy and warmth that “hometown” connotes. A place where, despite our differences, neighbors know and care about each other and the community they share.

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Community Survey

The 2016 survey, which was conducted by the National Research Center, randomly selected 3,000 residents to receive survey forms, 1,000 more residents than in prior years. The larger sample makes the survey more accurate. 

Ninety-two percent of Rockville residents who responded to the city’s ninth biennial community survey once again described the city’s overall quality of life as excellent or good. Eighty-six percent of respondents rated the city’s overall quality of services as excellent or good. 

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Named Best place to live in Maryland by "Money" magazine in 2018.


"Happiest Cities to Work for 2018," as ranked by CareerBliss.com.


Most culturally diverse city in American in 2018, according to WalletHub.


Recognized for its commitment to the health, welfare, safety and equality of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, with a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index scorecard for 2017.