ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — One of the perks of city living is having everything at your fingertips. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is pushing people out to smaller areas.

So, AdvisorSmith studied the most affluent small cities in America, and several Maryland cities made it in the top 50.

Ellicott City came in 14th, and Bethesda is third overall for cities with 50,000 to 100,000 people.

For cities with up to 50,000 people, Potomac came in fourth and Severna Park ranked 29th.

CBS Baltimore Staff