Town Center is a non-contiguous residential neighborhood within Columbia’s major commercial center. It contains Columbia’s most urban residential housing. Town Center is the downtown of Columbia, the central commercial area. There are so many things to do and see in the beautiful town of Columbia. And Town Center residents are in the middle of it all. If you’re new to town or looking for fun ways to spend your time, we have a few suggestions for you. Keep reading to learn more.
Catch a Show at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Nestled within 40 acres of parkland, Merriweather Post Pavilion has provided artists and fans with a natural connection to each other and the environment for over 50 years. Their calendar features the best in rock, country, rhythm and blues, pop, jazz, hip-hop, alternative, electronica and classical. So there’s bound to be something for everyone. You can catch your favorite band or artist during the Spring/Summer season, and Merriweather also hosts kid-friendly events that are fun for the whole family.
Go Shopping at Columbia Mall
Town Center is only a short distance from Columbia Mall, one of Howard County’s most popular shopping malls. You can enjoy a refreshing retail experience in an open-air setting and explore the high-end department and specialty shops in Columbia, MD. The Mall in Columbia offers brands like Nordstrom, H&M, Macy’s, Sephora, and more. Then, catch a movie and have dinner at one of the famous casual restaurants onsite to complete your day.
Take a Walk Through Columbia
In Columbia, there’s so much nature to explore in our own backyards. There are many beautiful walking trails and parks that are ideal for families. Most of these trails are relatively short, easy to navigate, and include kid-friendly features. The Lake Kittamaqundi loop is within walking distance of Whole Foods, the Central Library branch, Columbia Mall, and many restaurants with outdoor seating. At 1.4 miles long, it’s the perfect distance for kids to burn off energy, with a playground to play in afterward. Centennial Park has everything to make it the ideal park: lakes, wooded areas, open fields, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a playground. The trail loop around the lake is 2.6 miles long but can be modified for younger kids.
Grab a Drink at 18th & 21st
18th & 21st is a modern take on a prohibition-era supper club with live music, elevated dining, and speakeasy-inspired cocktails. 18th & 21st is an exciting addition to area nightlife unlike anything else in the region. Their hand-crafted cocktails pair excellently with their dry-aged steak and fresh seafood.
THRIVE AT COLUMBIA TOWN CENTER
Town Center is one of the ten villages of Columbia, Maryland. Our Village offices are located in Historic Oakland, one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Howard County. In the heart of Columbia, Town Center’s residents enjoy living in an urban community in a suburban setting with close proximity to all Columbia amenities, attractions, and cultural activities. Visit us to learn more about our community at 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044. Call us at 410-730-4744 or visit our website https://www.columbiatowncenter.org/