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Howard County Real Estate
Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimoreand Washington, D.C. It is considered part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Its county seatis Ellicott City. As of the 2010 census, the population was 287,085. The center of population of Maryland is located in the Howard County town of Jessup.
Due to the proximity of Howard County’s population centers to Baltimore, the county has traditionally been considered a part of the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. Recent development in the south of the county has led to some realignment towards the Washington, D.C. media and employment markets. The county is also home to Columbia, a major planned community of approximately 100,000 founded by developerJames Rouse in 1967.
Howard County is frequently cited for its affluence, quality of life, and excellent schools. For 2013, it was ranked the third wealthiest county by median household income in the United States by the U.S. Census Bureau. Many of the most affluent communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, such asClarksville, Dayton, Glenelg, Glenwood and West Friendship, are located along the Route 32 corridor in Howard County. The main population center of Columbia/Ellicott City was named 2nd among Moneymagazine‘s 2010 survey of “America’s Best Places to Live.” Howard County’s schools frequently rank first in Maryland as measured by standardized test scores and graduation rates. (from Wikipedia)
Real estate in Howard County, Maryland:
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Land for sale in Howard County, Maryland:
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