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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$350,000
COLUMBIA, MD
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Charis Realty Group LLC MRIS
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Foreclosure
$313,500
ELLICOTT CITY, MD
4
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of EXIT Results Realty MRIS
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Foreclosure
$175,000
COLUMBIA, MD
1
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of Keats & Co Real Estate LLC MRIS
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$404,990
ELKRIDGE, MD
4
beds
4
baths
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Integrity MRIS
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$344,500
ELKRIDGE, MD
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Exit Flagship Realty MRIS
Updated Dec 13, 2017 3:04:am
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