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Ellicott City Information and Highlights

Ellicott City is a part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, as well as the county seat of local government in Howard County. Ellicott City bares all of the beauty of Colonial Maryland, with the architecture and homes showing a vast amount of personality. Ellicott City has also been listed among America’s most affluent communities by several sources, making it an excellent area to raise a family, retire or to seek new career opportunities. Its history begins in 1766, when James Hood used the “Maryland Mill Act of 1669” to condemn twenty acres for a mill site near the river. What would eventually become Ellicott Mills played a major part in the city’s history. In 1830, it also became the first terminus of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad outside of Baltimore. Over the years, and through numerous events, wars and development, Ellicott City would become the picturesque city that we know today.


Ellicott City is a part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain and is relatively flat, leaving it lying within the humid subtropical climate zone. This will mean especially hot, humid summers, cooler winters and a generous amount of precipitation year-round. Its low elevation and proximity to Chesapeake Bay allows for the area to have a more modest spring and summertime temperatures and less frigid winters, fortunately.

Recreation / Things To Do

Those that admire affluent and charming cities will absolutely adore Ellicott City. It is a place where getting out and experiencing the beauty of nature, and the local city itself, is as easy as stepping outside. With numerous other events and areas to explore and enjoy, it is guaranteed that you and the f family will never run out of things to do.


Ellicott City is a little haven for shoppers, with plenty in the way of charming small shops, bigger chains and department stores you can’t find anywhere else in America. For the explorative shopper, the retail warrior, the window shopper or the treasure hunter, Ellicott City is a fantastic place to get some retail therapy going.


Whether you are looking for fine dining, a trendy café or just somewhere where the picky in-laws will appreciate, Ellicott City has you covered. With a fantastic mix of foods from all over the world blending into one area, diners will have no only their choice of fantastic foods, but also a variety of trendy, gorgeous restaurants to impress their palettes and dinner guests alike.


A small town doesn’t mean no nightlife. If anything, Ellicott City is a fantastic place to meet with friends after work or a day exploring to catch the game with some cold ones. No matter how you want to get the night going, Ellicott City is the place to be.


Ellicott City isn’t just a great place to retire, it’s also a great place to raise a family. With a fantastic school system in place for any age, Ellicott City can keep your kids in a nice educational program while you head off to enjoy the scenery or some shopping.


  • Population: 66,476

  • Population Density: 2,219

  • Median Age: 40.6

  • Male / Female Ratio: 0.9:1

Local / Notable Employers

For those who are looking to make the move to Ellicott City, the local job market is not in short supply. There are a feature of many big names and hubs, as well as smaller boutiques, shops and restaurants that can make use of all kinds of varying talent residents might have to offer.


Ellicott City has a fantastic location and history to it, allowing for plenty of exploration and adventuring through the local area. Whether it is historical buildings, festivities or any kind of other local attraction, you can find plenty to explore in Ellicott City. The area is expansive in parks, landmarks and all sorts of beauty to enjoy. You will find a lot of history and honor in the area, that is certain.

  • Historic Ellicott City – 8334 Main St – (410) 461-6908

  • Symphony Woods – 10300 Hickory Ridge Rd – (866) 216-6630

  • Hell House – 4 Ichester Rd

  • Friends of P F I at Mt Ida – Ellicott City, MD – (410) 465-8500


Ellicott City is a fantastic place to really enjoy the affluent side of Howard County. The city is an absolute gem, not just for its looks, but for all the amenities it offers. Whether it is great shopping, an active nightlife, beautiful and natural scenery or the delicious slew of restaurants all adds up into one great experience to be had. The city offers plenty in the way of great school systems and career opportunities, so raising a family in Ellicott City is a no-brainer. It is also a fantastic place to retire, or just to visit if you are in the area. No matter the reason, Ellicott City should be high on your list of places to see.

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