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Entrance to the Maple Lawn, a Community in Fulton, Howard County

As one of the most recognized and sought-after locations in the United States, Howard County naturally offers the best of all worlds when it comes to housing choices.

If an urban vibe is what you’re after, you can find it in a Columbia home that’s close to the action. Or, if you’d rather be a little farther from the bright lights, Howard County also offers housing locations that have a relaxed suburban feel. And if you really long for the rural, the county maintains more than its share of farmland. In fact, Howard County has more horses per acre than any other county in the United States.

In short, we give you every possible reason to call Howard County home.

Howard County

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Doing Business Here

Howard County boasts a thriving and vibrant economy, which makes it the first choice for smart businesses looking to start or expand in the Mid-Atlantic. Add in its central location between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and you have a real win-win. Howard County also offers more than 70-million square feet of commercial space, providing businesses with the perfect location to do business.

Living Here

Howard County is continually ranked among the most affluent, advanced and educated communities in the United States. There is immediate access to leading educational and health care institutions, upscale retail, and outstanding recreation and entertainment.