Columbia, Maryland - A Planned Community

This is a place where you can exchange news about our Columbia Maryland, including new stores, events, city services, robberies and break-ins, traffic, parking, stuff for sale, places for rent, where to eat, schools, and more.

Need a recommendation for a roofer? A place to take out-of-town relatives for dinner? Want to let everyone know about your yard sale? Do you want to get the message out about a street that's blocked off because of construction? Or do you want to let your neighbors know about a nearby magnolia tree that's in full bloom?

That's what this place is all about!

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Columbia Maryland

Columbia Maryland, developed by The Rouse Company, is the nation's most successful planned community. What began in 1962 as 14,100 acres of rural land has become a city of more than 97,000 residents, spread over 10 separate villages, with 2,500 businesses, more than 60,000 jobs, 21 million square feet of commercial space and a wide array of social, cultural, educational, entertainment and recreational programs and facilities. Columbia is managed bu the Columbia Association.

Columbia is situated in the thriving Baltimore - Washington corridor and has received international recognition for its innovative planning.

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Columbia is in Howard County, a county of contrasts, a successful melding of old and new, urban and rural, where the rolling green hills of the Piedmont meet the rocky fall line of the glaciers. It is home to over 168,000 people, a setting where one of the most modern cities in the world sits side by side with a city older than the republic itself.

We are also surrounded by several historic towns such as Savage, Ellicott City, Elkridge, Lisbon, Annapolis, Frederick, to name a few.

As you can see from the map, Columbia is 20 minutes from Baltimore and about 40 from Washington. Annapolis, Maryland's Capital, is also about 40 minutes away. And if you keep going East, you will reach the Atlantic coast in about 2 hours, home to Ocean City, a vacation resort and Assateague Island, a national Seashore and home of the wild ponies.

Getting to Columbia by air is easy since we are only 20 minutes from the Baltimore Washington International (BWI) airport. Two other major airports are also in the vicinity - Washington's Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Washington Dulles International (IAD) are 40 and 50 miles away respectively. For the location of all three airports, view this map.

Networking in Columbia

Columbia Maryland

The networking forum Columbia Maryland Online Community has been created especially for the residents of Columbia for the exchange of ideas, recommendations, news, etc...

The online community forum is hosted by www.ColumbiaMD.org.

Columbia Maryland Online Community is a free service for everyone:

  • What's new? - Share what's new in Columbia Maryland.
  • Real Estates in Columbia Maryland - Homes, Houses for Sale & Everything Real Estate in Columbia.
  • Columbia Schools - How are schools in Columbia Maryland & everything school district related discussions
  • Moving to Columbia? - Welcome to Columbia Maryland? You got questions, we have answers!
  • Columbia Business Forum - You got a business, tell us. Like your HVAC contractor, tell us. Hate your plumber, tell us. You got the idea!
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