Maryland Heights Voted ‘Best Suburb’ in Missouri

Ella Janger, Staff Writer

Maryland Heights earned recognition as the best suburb in Missouri from the personal-finance website,

Appearing in an August 7 article which ranked the top suburb in each of the fifty states, Maryland Heights was selected after a comprehensive study that factored in quality of schools, cost of living, and safety.

Maryland Heights technically tied for first place with Grain Valley in Kansas City, which was ranked as “generally safer than Maryland Heights.” But the article pointed out that Maryland Heights’ “costs for housing and other necessities are cheaper.”

Additionally, they noted that “both school districts in Maryland Heights received a superior grade of A+ from Niche for overall quality.”

Principal Dr. Dobrinic expressed his pride in Pattonville in relation to the recognition. He explained, “Maryland Heights being honored as the best suburb is no surprise to me. Not only have I seen what incredible economic progress we’ve had, but outstanding leadership. The school district that encompasses the large part of Maryland Heights is an outstanding district that is one of the best in the state.” 

Maryland Heights was founded in 1985 and has a population of 27,246.