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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Featured picture for the property HW10146280
$590,000
ELKRIDGE, MD
4
beds
4
baths
Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. MRIS
Featured picture for the property HW10152592
$285,000
ELLICOTT CITY, MD
2
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Tristar Realty INC MRIS
Featured picture for the property HW10159121
$94,500
COLUMBIA, MD
1
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of Desiree Callender Realtors and Associates, LLC MRIS
Featured picture for the property HW10157436
$358,900
COLUMBIA, MD
4
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Centre MRIS
Featured picture for the property HW10154435
$499,990
ELLICOTT CITY, MD
4
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Realty 1 Maryland, LLC MRIS
Updated Feb 18, 2018 11:48:am
Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Listing data provided by Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc.