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 50+ 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). 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.