Carroll County is a predominately rural area that stretches from just west of Baltimore City to the Pennsylvania state line. The county, which is home to just under 170,000 residents, is seen by many as an escape from the fast-paced metropolitan areas nearby. Its rich agricultural history is celebrated at the Carroll County Farm Museum and at events throughout the year, including Fall Harvest Days and The Maryland Wine Festival. The county offers over 300 acres of lakes, 25 acres of parks and more than 150 miles of bike-friendly paths.
While the county is relatively rural, its economy is thriving. Carroll County is home to over 4,870 businesses and the largest employer in the county is the Carroll County Public School system. Carroll County is conveniently located just a short drive from Washington D.C., Baltimore and Pennsylvania.