Population: 313,414 (July 2015)
Median Age: 38 years old
Comfortably situated between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, Howard County is home to beautiful farms, historic towns, family-friendly suburbs, and urban luxuries with a small town feel. Each year the county celebrates events like the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, Wine in the Woods, the Ellicott City Arts Festival, and more for all ages to enjoy!
Your shopping needs will be easily fulfilled from the 120+ options at The Mall in Columbia to the historic shop districts of Savage Mill and Ellicott City’s Main Street. In the heart of Columbia you’ll find Merriweather Post Pavilion, an amphitheater that hosts some of the biggest names in music as well as various cultural and arts events.
Get Outside and Explore:
Miles of trails within Patapsco Valley State Park, various golf courses, horse farms, and historic sites like the Benjamin Banneker Park and Museum offer plenty of options to get outside with family and friends.
Getting around Howard County does require a car, but there are multiple convenient points of access to public transportation via the local bus service, local commuter rail, and Columbia pathways- a network of trails for safe walking and bike riding. Additionally, the Baltimore Washington International Airport is located just east of the Howard County border.
Plan Your Public Transportation: http://www.mdtrip.org
Local Bus Service: http://www.mta.maryland.gov
MARC Train: https://mta.maryland.gov/marc-train
Baltimore Washington International airport: http://www.bwiairport.com/en
Howard County Public School System: http://www.hcpss.org
Howard County Private Schools: http://www.privateschoolreview.com/maryland/howard-county
Howard County Library System: http://hclibrary.org
Want to know more?
Visit http://www.visithowardcounty.com/living-relocating/ to learn about all of the restaurants, outdoor activities, history, events, and more in Howard County.