For over 50 years, thousands of happy residents have called Columbia, MD home. Columbia is a beautiful, planned community in Howard County, Central Maryland, just northeast of Washington D.C. The village concept gives Columbia a small-town feel even though its population is in the hundred-thousands. Living in Columbia gives you access to a vibrant town center featuring Lake Kittamaqundi, a promenade, restaurants, a mall with various shops, department stores, and a movie theater. Are you thinking of moving to Columbia? Keep reading for an overview of what to expect.
Situated in the heart of Columbia, the residents of Columbia Town Center enjoy living in an urban community and Columbia’s Downtown neighborhoods. Many amenities are within walking distance from homes in Town Center, including Columbia Mall and Lake Kittamaqundi, where residents can take a nature hike. Residents appreciate the uniqueness of Town Center with its urban living in a suburban setting. There are world-famous concerts at the Merriweather Post Pavilion and many incredible restaurants.
Excellent School System
The Howard County Public School System operates 23 public schools in Columbia, including 14 elementary schools, four middle schools, and five high schools. Several Columbia area schools are consistently ranked in the top nationally, driving up real estate values. Columbia also offers Howard Community College, a public 2-year college. Additionally, residents can easily reach nearby 4-year universities in other cities, like Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
It is easy to find something fun to do each night, as Columbia has amazing venues for theater, music, and dining. Guests can enjoy brunch, dinner, and a show at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. The venue frequently hosts musicals, comedies, and plays.
Merriweather Post Pavilion is an outdoor music venue featuring year-round concerts, an annual jazz festival, and Wine in the Woods, which earned recognition as the best festival in Howard County.
Get Lost in the Great Outdoors
There’s nothing better than taking a scenic walk around the community on a beautiful day. Columbia, MD, has thousands of acres of open spaces, parks, hiking trails, and more. Conveniently located behind Whole Foods Market, Lake Kittamaqundi is one of the largest lakes in Columbia, stretching 27 acres. The lake also offers a boathouse and attracts many visitors during the summer for festivals and watersports. Currently, the Columbia Association maintains about 170 playgrounds across the community, making Columbia the perfect place to take the kids for a fun family outing.
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/