Best REAL ESTATE Values in Ellicott City & Columbia
Frequently finding themselves atop national “Best Places to Live” lists, Columbia and Ellicott City offer their residents an ideal blend of green space, historic charm, suburban comfort and urban convenience. Conveniently located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, and with ample public transportation options, these popular cities have cultivated a diverse and thriving community.
More than a third of Howard County’s residents call either Columbia or Ellicott City home, and their citizens are among the wealthiest in the nation. With a triple-A bond rating from all three rating agencies and a median household income of $101,672, Howard County’s economy is one of the strongest in the nation. Howard County is the state leader in the creation of new jobs, with more than 35,000 new jobs added over the last decade. It has the highest concentration of professional, scientific and technical workers in Maryland.
Columbia is a planned community developed in 1962 on 14,000 acres with ten separate villages, many with walking paths or parks. The community boasts a huge selection of restaurants, shopping, pools and sports facilities, theaters, practical amenities and cultural delights. Columbia also holds a beautiful and upscale mall as well as Merriweather Post Pavilion, an outdoor concert space that offers a diverse range of artists and events.
Founded in the late 1700’s, Ellicott City boarders the beautiful Patapsco River and includes historic sites, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, and a quaint main street with a wonderful array of restaurants, antique shops, and boutiques.
Though the two unincorporated places have their own unique feel, they function as a single city in many respects. For residents, that means shared access to parks, rec facilities, and a diverse and outstanding school district. Columbia and Ellicott City are also widely considered among the most technologically advanced communities in the country, which is not surprising based on the county’s proximity to leading institutions of higher education. The area is rife with good jobs—many of which require only a short commute. There is also immediate access to leading educational, health care, and federal government institutions. Howard County is an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts, offering seven golf courses and 32 miles of hiking trails and scenery in Patapsco Valley State Park.
Whether you want an urban feel, a suburban lifestyle, or country living, the Simply Referable Real Estate Team can help you find it all with a home in Columbia or Ellicott City. You can rest assured that we are always available for you as you look to buy your home. We are committed to providing consistent ongoing communication and exceptional service throughout the process.