Move to Howard County and live in Ellicott City or Columbia, together ranked #2 on Money Magazine’s list of “Best Places to Live in America" in 2010. The magazine looked at communities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000 and ranked them based on quality of schools, fiscal strength, public safety, employment opportunities, housing, parks, diversity and community spirit.
The Howard County Public School System is rank among the best in the state. The County Manages 71 schools and approximately 49,000 students. The graduation rate in the Howard County public school system is an above-average 92%. Test score for the county are consistently at the top of the list for all Maryland school districts.
Howard County is positioned in the center of a dynamic corridor between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, which is the fourth largest consolidated market in the United States. Howard County’s location provides its residents and businesses with access to I-95, I-70, three Major airports and the Port of Baltimore.
Howard County is located in what is known as the Piedmont Plateau region. A vast abundance of rolling hills making up the majority of Howard County’s Landscape. To the North and Northeast of Howard County is the Patapsco River, on the southwest is the Patuxent River, and on the southeast is Anne Arundel County.
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