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So you are moving to Columbia! Moving home can be an adventure and you are sure to be eagerly awaiting the day of your move. But before you start looking for Columbia movers or Columbia storage companies, it’s good to know some information about your new locale. This page will give you the low-down on Columbia to help you in forward planning.

Columbia – Location and Neighborhoods

Columbia MD is a small city that consists of ten villages. Founded in 1967 as a planned community, Columbia is now one of the most populous cities in Maryland (after Baltimore). Columbia is located in the Howard County, 20 minutes from Baltimore and about 40 minutes from Annapolis, Maryland’s capital city. Columbia was named by CNN Money magazine as one of the best cities to live in the US. In 2010 it was ranked #2 and in 2012 #8 (along with its neighboring Ellicott City).

As mentioned before, Columbia consists of ten villages, and each village contains several neighborhoods, middle and high schools, shopping and community centers, recreation facilities and biking routes. Columbia neighborhoods would usually have single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and apartments.

Important Places in Columbia

Columbia MD was planned to create self-contained communities and not a commuter town. Accordingly, recreation and culture are very important in Columbia. In addition to the neighborhood walking and biking paths, Columbia offers three lakes that are surrounded by wide parkland for water sports, jogging, and biking and all-family activities. Columbia also has several large music venues, the most famous one is the Merriweather Post Pavillion, a storied amphitheater that was designed by Frank Gehry and hosted many rock n’ roll legends. The Mall in Columbia is the central shopping and entertainment center in Columbia.

Townhouse on Lake Elkhorn, Columbia, Maryland

Popular Living Areas in Columbia MD

Pointers Run – Set in the relatively new River Hill village, Pointers Run is one of the most desired living areas in Columbia. The neighborhood has mainly townhomes and many green spaces, but it is far from Columbia Town Center.

Dorsey’s Search – Dorsey’s Search is a village in Columbia containing two neighborhoods: Dorsey Hall and Fairway Hills. Dorsey’s Search community has about 7,500 residents of diverse origins and a famous golf course.

Clary’s Forest – Located in Hickory Ridge Clary’s Forest is a quiet and popular neighborhood with streets names inspired by the American poet and medical doctor Williams Carlos Williams. The neighborhood is conveniently located near the village center and close to the Howard Community College and the Howard General Hospital.

Amazon Relocation Services in Columbia Maryland

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