Howard County Real Estate

Howard County, located in central Maryland, is home to just over 300,000 residents, a third of which reside in Columbia – the nation's first planned city. Howard County is also home to Historical Ellicott City, which is known for its 185-year-old passenger train station, which is now the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. This quaint, historical district is also well known for its boutiques and restaurants – which have put Ellicott City on the map for being a Shoppers' Haven (New York Times and Southern Living) and a Foodies' Heaven (Washingtonian). Read more about Howard County.

Howard County Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $637K
Lowest Price $35
Highest Price $24M
Total Listings 734
Avg. Days On Market 65
Avg. Price/SQFT $200

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Howard County Real Estate & Properties

The smallest county in Maryland, Howard County is located just west and southwest of Baltimore. The county is well known for the high quality of life that it offers its residents. For example, the area including Columbia and Ellicott City was ranked second among "America's Best Places to Live" by Money magazine in 2010. In 2014 they ranked sixth, and in 2016 Columbia ranked number 1. 

Furthermore, Howard County schools are ranked as some of the best in the nation, thanks to the work of the Howard County Public School System. The largest school in the county is Howard High School. 

In the heart of Howard County is the large master-planned community of Columbia. Including such neighborhoods as Hickory Ridge, Wilde Lake, Long Reach, and Oakland Mills. You can read more about Columbia in Howard County MD here.

Howard County offers endless activities for outdoor enthusiasts, including seven golf courses, six farms, and easy access to the 32-mile hiking trail in Patapsco Valley State Park.

Howard County is conveniently located between Washington DC and Baltimore. Travel to and from DC with ease on the MARC Train or hop on the Light Rail and explore the greater Baltimore area within minutes.

Who was Howard County named after?

Howard County is named after Colonel John Eager Howard. He was an officer during the American Revolutionary War and the fifth governor of Maryland from 1788 to 1791. 

How far is Howard County from Baltimore?

Downtown Baltimore is a 20 to 30-minute drive from most locations in Howard County. A straight line between downtown Baltimore and Howard County's Town Center is almost 15 miles. 

Howard County At A Glance

  • Easy access to BWI Airport
  • One of Maryland’s top 10 school districts
  • The unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the state

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