Designated as an "All-America County" by the National Civic League, Howard County is one of the nation's most outstanding places to live, work and play! Howard County has a balanced blend of pastoral farms, historic towns, suburban communities and urban lifestyle. Diversity surrounds you, from Columbia's world-class shopping mall to Historic Ellicott City's Main Street, filled with antiques, boutiques and cozy restaurant.
With all of this and so much more, it's no wonder that Howard County's Columbia/Ellicott City area were named first in "America's Best Places to Live" by MONEY magazine.
When it comes to leisure-time activities, there are six regional parks, 24 community parts, seven golf course, five lakes and over 200 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails. It's no wonder that Sports Illustrated chose Howard County as one of only eight communities nationwide to receive the "Good Sports Communities of the Year" award.
Centrally located in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor, Howard County is the strategic location of choice for a diverse and thriving business base. Several large business contractors call Howard County home, as do corporate and regional headquarters, a wide variety of technology-driven firms, and wholesale distributors and manufacturers. For a list of the area’s major employers,.
As one of approximately 30 counties in the nation to have a triple-A bond rating from all three rating agencies, Howard County’s economy is one of the strongest in Maryland. Howard County is the state leader in the creation of new jobs, with more than 35,000 new jobs added over the last decade. It has the highest concentration of professional, scientific and technical workers in the state.
You’ll want to call Howard County home, too, once you discover it’s truly “Where Maryland Comes Together!”
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