Columbia, being close to both D.C. and Baltimore, is known for its quality education, famous mall, thriving business environment, luxury residences, outdoor activities, and advanced community amenities. It is a landing place for arts and music where the popular Merriweather Post Pavilion is located. The established and vibrant community of Columbia in Maryland is growing, flourishing, and becoming one of the latest urban destinations in the U.S. Residents of Columbia gets to experience the exceptional cultural, residential, retail, and business destination.
Howard County is rated second in the United States' wealthiest county and Columbia is continually ranked in America's Top Ten Best Places to Live by CNN Money. Moreover, it also ranked first on Money Magazine's Best Places to Live in the United States. One of the reasons why Columbia is consistent in the rankings is the finest shopping stop in Maryland, The Mall in Columbia, is moored by five stylish department stores and more than 200 popular retail stores. It also provides year-round entertainment that is family-friendly with the mall's AMC Theater, a play area for children, weekly fun days for families, and much more.
Columbia's community crows a full complement and state-of-the-art services. Aside from the lively town center which features Lake Kittamaqundi, restaurants, a promenade, and The Mall with numerous shops, a multiplex movie theater, and department stores, there are services for childcare, recreational services, schools with high state rankings, ponds, lakes, and several parks with wooden pathways.
Columbia residents have various available recreation opportunities and one of which is the Columbia Horse Center. This equestrian facility provides lessons for both adults and children. Columbia Horse Center also has horse sales, boarding, winter camps, summer camps, clinic, show teams, and an Equi-Lease Program. Members of the Columbia Association can avail the Columbia Horse Center's discounts. The Columbia Association manages an art center, three full-service facilities for fitness, a welcome center, a teen center, an ice rink, batting cages, a SportPark, a skateboard park, two golf clubs (Hobbit's Glen and Fairway Hills), four indoor swimming pools, twenty-three outdoor swimming pools, three tennis clubs, a therapy pool with hot water, and two small waterparks.
Residents of the planned community tend to have high-paying jobs in general which leads to a higher and better and quality of life, with more than $100k as the household income average median. The area around and in the community has some of the nation's best schools and a strikingly low crime rate, making Columbia a highly known location for families to plant roots or move to. Locals boast the cultural diversity in Columbia which makes it one of the best places to expose the young ones to all walks of life. Equal job opportunities are highly encouraged and readily available for the handicapped.
The planned community of Columbia is composed of 10 villages and has robust growth in economics and strong schools. Most of its residents have their own homes and Columbia offers a suburban feel to its locals. It is the place that allows its residents to appreciate the slower pace of life while providing constant upbeat events and activities regularly.