What a time to be alive! According to a study, Maryland is now one of the best places to live.

Marylanders, now is the time to be proud of our state! We've made it into the top 10 of U.S. News and World Report's Best States list, clinching 6th place overall! 

But I bet you already knew how awesome Maryland is. I mean, the Blue Crab population just rose 60 percent, meaning ready access to our favorite food at all times. Plus, we've got ample pro sports teams (Orioles and Ravens) and the amazing Chesapeake Bay so we won't have to drive too far to visit the beach (don't forget about Ocean City!).

If you still aren't sure how you feel about Maryland, just check out these awesome things you learn when you move here!

All Marylanders right now:

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The U.S. News and World Report ranked all 50 states based on several factors, including health care, opportunity, education, fiscal stability, economy, and more. 

Maryland scored among the highest in health care (No. 8), opportunity (No. 5), education (No. 13), and fiscal stability (No. 15), earning us the 6th spot overall! Our neighbor Virginia was close behind at No. 7, while we were beaten by Washington state (No. 1), New Hampshire (No. 2), Minnesota (No. 3), Utah (No. 4), and Vermont (No. 5). Check out the full list here!

So maybe the next time you're sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, you should consider how great our state is, in every other way.

Now let's think of awesome ways to celebrate this amazing news: Maybe by indulging in some Blue Crabs on the beach? Or, by heading to a Baltimore Orioles game to celebrate all things great about Maryland! 

Do you feel that Maryland is performing well for you? Do you think this ranking is well-deserved? Over-stated? About right? Tell us in the comments.