Howard County

The county was predominately agricultural in character until 1966, when construction began on the new town of Columbia. Columbia was planned and developed by The Rouse Company, led by its founder James Rouse. Beginning with an idea and the purchase of more than 14,000 acres in the mid-1960s, it has reached its original population projection and in almost every other way has met the goals put forth in its original proposal and advertising.

The county’s population has grown approximately 500 percent since then, and it is now one of the wealthiest in the nation. Under a home rule charter since 1968, Howard County is governed by an elected County Executive and five member County Council.

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$359,900
COLUMBIA, MD
3
beds
4
baths
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX One MRIS
Featured picture for the property HW9987451
$750,000
ELLICOTT CITY, MD
5
beds
4
baths
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty MRIS
Featured picture for the property HW9987447
$279,900
COLUMBIA, MD
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Douglas Realty LLC MRIS
Featured picture for the property HW9985644
$299,900
ELKRIDGE, MD
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Advantage Realty MRIS
Featured picture for the property HW9987275
$360,000
ELLICOTT CITY, MD
4
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of ExecuHome Realty MRIS
Updated Jun 25, 2017 7:20:am
Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Listing data provided by Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.