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Area Spotlight – Greater Baltimore – Howard County June 18, 2007

Posted by bobgauger in Howard County, Relocation Guide.
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Described as a “County of Contrasts”, Howard County is a merging of old and new, urban and rural . . . where the rolling green hills of the Piedmont meet the rocky fall line of glaciers. Considered a setting where one of the most modern cities in the world site side-by-side with a city older than the republic itself.

Here’s the Howard County Seal:

 Howard County Seal

The Howard District was formed in 1838 by the splitting of Anne Arundel County and it’s situated in the heart of the dynamic corridor between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, which, combined, comprise the fourth largest consolidated market in the United States. Howard County´s ideal geographic location has resulted in the substantial growth of a wide variety of industries, including high-tech and life science businesses. Conveniently accessible to I-95 and I-70, the county is located within a 20-minute drive of Baltimore/Washington International Airport and the Port of Baltimore.

Here is a visual of where Howard County sits within Maryland:

 Howard County Map
As of 2000: Home to more than 243,000 people, the median income for a household in the county was $74,167, and the median income for a family was $85,422.

Howard County has no incorporated municipalities. The following unincorporated areas are considered as towns by many people:

View economic and demographic profiles on any of the following towns, including history, geography, demographics, notable residents (both past and present), and additional external links:

  • Columbia (Washington, DC)
  • Elkridge
  • Ellicott City
  • Jessup (shared between Howard and Anne Arundel Counties)
  • North Laurel
  • Savage-Guilford (a combination of the communities of Savage and Guilford)

Area Spotlight – Greater Baltimore June 18, 2007

Posted by bobgauger in Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Relocation Guide.
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The Greater Baltimore area is a long established financing center and growing technology center. The region develops intellectual capital through outstanding educational institutions (Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland).  Aerospace, defense, electronics, financial services, distribution, logistics and a growing biotech sector increasingly contribute to Maryland’s vibrant economic base.

Here is a map of the Greater Baltimore Maryland Counties:

Greater Baltimore Maryland Counties

This will give you a general overview from a Driving Map perspective:

Map – Driving:
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There are two main counties we’ll highlight in our guide: