Howard County




Howard County is located between Washington DC and Baltimore. Howard County has been frequently cited as one of the most affluent areas in the country. Howard county was originally a farming and rural community and has grown into one of the most robust suburban areas in Maryland. Many families are attracted to Howard County because of their schools systems, community amenities and support as well as being centrally located to all the major commuter routes, BWI airport, and Metro train lines. Many people are able to have one family member commute to Baltimore and the other commute to Washington DC. There are many cities, towns, and communities within Howard County.




One of the more cornerstone communities is Columbia. Columbia is the first planned  community in the United States and is made up of seven villages. Each village was intended to represent the overall population of the United States.  In each village there are all types of homes for each socio-economic group. You will find million dollar homes as well as section 8 rental housing. In addition each village has walking trails in an around the community to bring everyone together into the main town center. You can still find pockets of farm land in Howard County, specifically in Western Howard County. You can spend years in Howard County and still discover new areas, activities, parks, restaurants and things to do.




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