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Homes For Sale in Howard County 

Howard County was officially founded 1851 when it became the 21st of the 23 counties in Maryland but It has a much longer history. Uniquely, the county is also home to the B & O railroad, the oldest surviving railroad station in the nation and one of the oldest in the world. Babe Ruth, who was from Baltimore, even got married in Ellicott City. Columbia is the largest city in Howard County and was developed by a gentleman named James Rouse who is also the grandfather of famous Actor Ed Norton. Rouse was a pioneer in how he envisioned American suburbs and Columbia was and still is one of the largest planned communities in the country. Columbia is also known for the over 50 year-old Merriweather Post Pavilion that has hosted everyone from Jimi Hendrix, The Foo Fighters, and Phish to Led Zeppelin and The Who.

Howard County Listings

Notable Howard County Information:

Howard County, Maryland real estate is some of the most sought after in the country and for good reason! The area has a strong job market and excellent health care facilities. Additionally, the county’s public schools are some of the best in the United States with A+ ratings for at least five different school districts according to Niche.

Popular Cities and Towns

  • Columbia

  • Clarksville

  • Ellicott City

Style of Homes and Types of Neighborhoods

Howard County real estate offers something for everyone including:

  • 1-3 bedroom condos with amenities

  • Townhouses

  • Single family homes

  • Custom estate homes

  • Farms

There are many communities that are considered planned developments and/or have HOA’s. These places offer amenities that allow homeowners to live, work, and play right in their backyard. Many of these communities also have commercial use, such as shopping, dining, pools, tennis courts, tot lots, dog parks, trails, fitness rooms, community centers, and so much more. Howard County communities can feel urban, to suburban to very rural all within a short drive.

Notable Howard County Information:

Avg. Days on Market

23 Days

Average List/Close Price


Average Median Closed Price


Price Per Square Foot


Average Closed Price


Off Market Within 2 Weeks


Most Active Cities

  • Ellicott City 

  • Columbia

  • Clarksville 

  • Fulton 

  • Laurel 

  • Elkridge

Most Active Howard County Communities 

  • Glenelg

  • Cooksville

  • West Friendship

  • Sykesville

  • Lisbon

  • Woodbine

  • Dayton

  • Mt Airy

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