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Maryland has over 2.4 million houses, and the state had a 66.5% home ownership rate in 2013. Money Magazine named Columbia and Ellicott City as one of the top 10 best place to live in America in 2014. Out of the top-earning 25 towns in the United States, Bethesda was ranked #1 and Columbia & Ellicott City were ranked #11 by the same publication.
But enough bragging! If you are looking for the perfect place to call home in Maryland, you need to narrow down your search a little. We've provided some information below that you may find helpful. Looking for more information about specific areas of Maryland? Give us a call and we'll help you discover the different areas and communities in Maryland.
Baltimore County has over 200 miles of shoreline with three County beaches ( Oregon Ridge , Miami Beach , and Rocky Point ). No matter where you live in Baltimore County, a swimming hole is 30 minutes away or less! Baltimore County borders the state of Pennsylvania to the north and surrounds Baltimore City. Much of Baltimore County has a suburban atmosphere though there are areas, such as Towson and Parkville, that may be more reminiscent of city living. The northern part of the county has a more rural feel to it. Baltimore County is well known for its vineyards, having five well known wineries along what is known as the " Piedmont Wine Trail ." The trail is shared with wineries in Harford County. Baltimore County is also home to the national headquarters of the Social Security Administration as well as Black and Decker. The University System of Maryland has two colleges in Baltimore County - Towson University and University of Maryland Baltimore County. Baltimore County is also the birth place of recent Olympic medalist Michael Phelps. Some links of interest:
Carroll County borders the state of Pennsylvania to the north and shares a border with Howard, Baltimore and Frederick Counties. Country roads, gorgeous wildlife trails, and an enchanting Main Street make Carroll County a relaxing place to live. The Carroll County Tourism website has links to local hotels, upcoming events and plenty of places to visit. Though most people find Carroll County to be a rather rural county, over the years, many areas have expanded to have a more suburban feel to them. Additional links of interest include:
Frederick County is located in northern Maryland lying just south of Pennsylvania and north of Virginia. It is the largest county in the state of Maryland and is home to Camp David, the U.S. Army Base Fort Detrick and The Catoctin Mountain Park . Gorgeous green pastures, scenic byways and plenty of mountains abound in Frederick County. Though Frederick County is well known for having a strong agriculturally based economy, it has many bustling business centers such as the historic downtown Frederick area. The Frederick County Tourism page has plenty of information on places to stay as well as things to see and upcoming events.
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Howard County lies at the heart of central Maryland. It is a very diverse county, mixing the old town charm of places like Ellicott City with the upbeat and bustling cosmopolitan communities of Columbia. The uniqueness of Howard County doesn't end there - Howard County even has a quiet and rural atmosphere in areas such as Mt. Airy. It's no wonder it's known as the county "where Maryland comes together." Howard County has won numerous awards including being 1st in the nation for having a great Public Library System in 2011 and being the 5th richest county in the nation for 2012, according to Forbes magazine . To get more information on the villages of Columbia and to see a map of the area, click here . Howard County has a fabulous mapping system that will give you detailed information about any property within the county. Other links of interest include:
List of Free (or Almost Free) Things to do in Howard County
Montgomery County has over 90,000 acres of preserved farmland and over 200 miles of paths, trails & waterways. From the county seat of Rockville, you are 45 minutes away from three different airports - Dulles International, Thurgood Marshall Baltimore/Washington International and Ronald Reagan Washington International. The county is made up of urban districts like Bethesda and Silver Spring, 3 cities (Gaithersburg, Rockville and Takoma Park) and towns such as Chevy Chase. Montgomery County has over 900,000 residents and it lies in both the Washington Metropolitan Area and the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. The County is surrounded on three sides by Howard, Frederick and Prince George's Counties. It is also within minutes to Washington, D.C. which lies on its south western border. The Metrorail (The Washington Metro area's subway system) has 13 stations within the county that lead directly into Washington, D.C. Links of interest include:
Prince George's County
Lying to the south of Montgomery & Howard Counties, Prince George's County borders Washington, D.C. and is a short drive to Baltimore City, Annapolis, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Within Prince George's County you will find: FedEx Field - home of the Washington Redskins, the Bowie Baysox stadium (minor league baseball team), the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the USDA's Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the United States Census Bureau, Andrew's Air Force Base, the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park and several well known colleges, including the University of Maryland at College Park. The area of Adelphi is the birth place of Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, and The Wendy Slaughter Team’s very own Project Manager, Tess Oby! Links of interest: