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Howard County has been one of Maryland's fastest-growing regions, increasing its population by 34% over the past decade. Howard County's population is projected to grow to 321,050 by 2030, according to the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning. Currently, the county's citizens are among the wealthiest in Maryland: with a median household income of $82,900, Howard County tops the state. Howard County boasts many communities, an excellent school system and some of Maryland's best homes for sale! Each neighborhood offers community centers, parks, jogging trails and much more! Howard County's location is a big plus - equally distant between Baltimore and Washington DC. Homes for sale in Howard County are found in small lot communities on the east side of Howard County in cities like Ellicott City, Columbia, Ellicott City and Laurel. Homes in the northern and western Howard County are generally on lots of 3 acres or more with the exception of acreage subdivided for smaller home sites. Luxury homes in Howard County are located on estate lots just west of Columbia and along Route 97 in Glenwood.

Homes in Howard County must begin with Columbia. A planned community built by the Rouse Company as a town offering homes for all ages and price ranges, Columbia real estate will always have a selection of luxury homes, move up home styles and town home and condominium homes for first time home buyers.

If you love the older historic homes, you'll love real estate in Howard County, Maryland. Historic communities of Ellicott City along the Baltimore County border offer a taste of history interesting to any person interested in Americana. AND, if you love the newer homes, communities constructed in the 1980 and into the early 2000s offer wonderful state of the art kitchens and baths. New Construction in Howard County in the years 1995 through 2005 reflect the employment growth of high tech industries close to the BWI Airport and in the Columbia Industrial corridor around Route 32. A blend of the old and new, Howard County real estate reflects home buyers' needs for new construction near some of the highest ranked public schools in Maryland. Real estate in Howard County is a blend of the old and the new.

Real estate in Howard County developed in the mid 20th Century north/south along Route 29. Half acre lots are not unusual and the ever popular Ramber was the style of choice for these durable homes. Over the years as prices rose, the half acre lot gave way to the quarter acre lot or less and the Rambler gave way to the Split Level, then the two story Colonial. In the 1969s, The Rouse Company developed the town of Columbia which developed single family detached, town homes and condominium homes to families moving to the area for employment opportunities that made Columbia so popular. 20 minutes to the BWI Airport made Columbia attractive to national businesses. An hour commute to Washington, D.C.; 20 minutes to Baltimore City and 45 minutes to Annapolis make Howard County a very convenient place for real estate in Maryland.


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