About Howard County, Maryland
Howard County, just west of Baltimore County, is home to a number of large cities and rural communities. Each city has a wide range of amenities, including restaurants, shopping areas, public parks and recreation, golf courses and country clubs, and so much more.
I-95 runs directly through the county, connecting Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Several other major roads, including I-70, also pass through – so for many commuters, Howard County is the perfect place to live. The Howard County real estate market is thriving right now; in many communities, homes are selling faster than ever before. From condos and townhomes to sprawling estates, ranches and farms, you’ll find exactly what you need – or be able to sell what you have – in Howard County.
Major Cities in Howard County
There are several cities in Howard County. View the complete list below by clicking here.
Columbia is one of the most desirable places to live in Howard County. Because of its convenient location – it’s 25 miles from Baltimore and 31 miles from Washington, D.C. – many commuters choose to live here. You’ll find restaurants, entertainment venues, shopping malls and so much more in Columbia, as well as new-construction neighborhoods, gated communities, condominium complexes and townhomes.
About Ellicott City
Ellicott City is a beautiful community where the people are friendly, the businesses are thriving, and Baltimore and D.C. are reasonably close. It’s the county seat of Howard County, and it’s where you’ll find all the amenities you’d expect from a much larger city. As you explore Ellicott City real estate listings, you’ll see a wide range of home types, distinct neighborhoods and a variety of architectural styles throughout the beautiful communities here.
Elkridge is only partly in Howard County (it’s also in Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County), and it’s a wonderful place to live, work and play. This community, although small, is friendly, beautiful and well-appointed. You’ll find beautiful homes in established neighborhoods, some new construction, townhomes and more on the Elkridge real estate market.
Schools in Howard County
The Howard County Public School System oversees all the schools in the county. There are a number of private schools in the area, as well. Your Howard County REALTOR® can help you find your dream home anywhere in the county – including near the schools you want your children to attend.
Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment in Howard County
There are several restaurants, shopping malls and stores, and things to do all over Howard County. You can explore the Howard County Civil War Trails, visit a brewery or distillery, check out stops that were once on the Underground Railroad or take in a play – the cities in Howard County are amazing to explore.
Golf in Howard County
There are several award-winning golf courses and country clubs in Howard County. Some of the most notable include:
- Fairway Hills Golf Club
- Hampshire Greens Golf Course
- Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club
- Rattlewood Golf Course
- The Timbers at Troy
- Turf Valley Golf Club
- Waverly Woods Golf Course
- Willow Springs Golf Course
Parks and Recreation in Howard County
Howard County has a number of beautifully maintained parks. Some are run by the county, while others are maintained by individual cities. Some of the most popular outdoor spaces in Howard County include:
- Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville
- Atholton Park in Columbia
- Blandair Regional Park in Columbia
- Cedar Lane Park in Columbia
- Centennial Park in Ellicott City
- Columbia Dog Park in Columbia
- Hammond Park in Laurel
- Haviland Mill Park in Clarksville
- Hawthorn Park in Columbia
- Long Gate Playground in Ellicott City
- Meadowbrook Park in Ellicott City
- Middle Patuxent Environmental Area in Clarksville
- Rockburn Branch Park in Elkridge
- Schooley Mill Park in Highland
- Tiber Park in Ellicott City
- Waterloo Park in Elkridge
- Western Regional Park in Woodbine
- Worthington Off-Leash Dog Park in Ellicott City
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