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Samuel’s Grant

Published: July 21, 2016

We are now selling at Samuel’s Grant in Elkridge, MD! Located in Howard County, this community is just minutes from Belmont Manor and Historic Park, Rockburn Branch Park, Meadowridge Memorial Park, and The Timbers at Troy.

We have more than a dozen available lots and three floor plans to choose from.

  • The Armistead III  is one of our most popular plans, with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a dramatic two-story entrance foyer, formal living and dining room, first floor library, and a spacious kitchen and breakfast area that opens to a large family room.
  • The Calvert is our newest plan, featuring 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths, both a great room for family gathering and a library for peace and quiet, and a finished lower level including options for a den, exercise room and home theatre.
  • The Chamberlain has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large porches on some elevations, a unique stair twist adding a dramatic flair to the entry and a two-story family room.

Contact Mitch to schedule an appointment to see our model home at 5741 Landing Rd. in Elkridge, MD.
443-463-4771

 

 

Live an Active Lifestyle at Patapsco Valley State Park

Published: September 22, 2015

Dorsey Family Homes’ Carver Estates community is just steps away from Patapsco Valley State Park, ones of Maryland’s largest parks that spans over 14,000 acres along 32 miles of the Patapsco River. With campsites, hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and swimming areas, Patapsco Valley State Park offers plenty of opportunity to live an active lifestyle in Howard County, MD.

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McKeldin Area

The most northern part of the park spanning into Carroll County, McKeldin area has miles of multi-use trails for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. There is also an 18-hole disc golf course, pavilions, a youth group camping area and plenty of wide open space to explore.

Daniels Area

Daniels area is perfect for paddlers, with a canoe put-in/take-out. Anglers will also enjoy a display about fish spawning activity in the river, and can find smallmouth bass year round and Rainbow and Brown Trout in the spring.

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Hollofield Area

Hollofield area is the closest to Carver Estates, and also the park headquarters. Here you’ll find one of the two campgrounds in the park. This area offers some of the most stunning river views in the park, especially when combined with the colored leaves in the fall. There are several hiking trails and picnic areas.

Pickall Area

The Pickall area is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and is perfect for family reunions and other large events, offering 11 large shelters with grills, two playgrounds, a basketball court, and lots of open play fields.

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Hilton Area

The Hilton area in Catonsville is the perfect spot for families to get active and learn about nature. Children will love climbing all over the recycled tire playground. There is a nature center that offers seasonal programs, as well as Junior Rangers and Little Sprouts programs. This area also has Sawmill Branch Trail, which takes you boulder hopping in the stream.

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Avalon/Glen Artney/Orange Grove Areas

These areas are at the southern part of the park. They offer large picnic shelters, playgrounds, a swinging bridge and multi-use trails that take hikers through beautiful views of the river and waterfalls.

Patapsco Valley State Park is a great slice of wilderness just minutes away from the city. There are opportunities for the whole family to get active and enjoy nature right next to home.

Living in Elkridge Maryland

Published: June 9, 2015

If you’re looking to live in Howard County and Elkridge is one of the locations you’re considering, we think you’ll enjoy our “Welcome to Elkridge” series. We put together the information you’re looking for when considering a new home and made sure to cover all the bases.

Visit our new Model Home in Elkridge, MD:
5741 Landing Rd. Elkridge, MD. 21075

 

5 Restaurants in Elkridge You Need to Visit

Finding a great restaurant can be a challenging task. You have several criteria that must satisfy your needs including: Menu, Quality, Price, Location, Service, Atmosphere, Hours…see, we told you it’s more complicated than you thought!

Fun Things to Do Near Elkridge, MD

Loving where you live is one of those things in life you don’t want to settle for less. Having a diverse selection of fun things to do that are conveniently located near your home is a huge perk! Whether you just moved to a new community you’ve lived there for years…often times, there are hidden gems that only locals are privy to. And sometimes it just takes getting out and driving around to discover your new favorite place.

5 Jobs in Elkridge, MD from Companies that are Hiring

Looking for work is a full time job. You want to find the right fit and that takes time. A job can be more than just a paycheck. It can be a career that you’re passionate about and brings you fulfillment at the end of the day. Factors for consideration are pay, benefits, opportunity, industry (is this something you’re skilled to do – education/requirements – or a career change), and location.

Great Schools Near Elkridge Maryland

Moving to a new area involves many decisions, but if you have kids…education is high on the list. If you live in Howard County or are moving to or near Elkridge, we’ve compiled a list of locals schools to help make the decision making process easier. We’ve combined all the basics helping to give insight to both public and private schools from 3 of the most trusted school grading sites.

Still want more information about Elkridge? Check out the Wikipedia page. You can also visit the AreaVibes page for more details. You can also read about one of our satisfied customers here in this Baltimore Sun article discussing Sunrooms. Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and learn more about great places to live in Howard County, Maryland!

Great Schools Near Elkridge Maryland

Published: May 20, 2015

Best Schools in Elkridge, MD

Moving to a new area involves many decisions, but if you have kids…education is high on the list. If you live in Howard County or are moving to or near Elkridge, we’ve compiled a list of locals schools to help make the decision making process easier. We’ve combined all the basics helping to give insight to both public and private schools from 3 of the most trusted school grading sites.

Great Schools Elkridge Maryland

Public: There are 6 schools listed in the area via Great Schools.

Private Schools in Elkridge

Private: There are 3 schools (2 special needs) listed in the area via Private School Review.

Schools in Elkridge, MD

Overview: There are 6 schools (including Public and Private) listed in the area via School Digger.

We hope this list gave you direction and confidence in the choices you make as to where your children will receive their education in Howard County!

Fun Things to Do Near Elkridge, MD

Published: May 14, 2015

Loving where you live is one of those things in life you don’t want to settle for less. Having a diverse selection of fun things to do that are conveniently located near your home is a huge perk! Whether you just moved to a new community you’ve lived there for years…often times, there are hidden gems that only locals are privy to. And sometimes it just takes getting out and driving around to discover your new favorite place.

This post is meant to bring light to a multitude of activities for residents of Howard County to enjoy especially if you live near Elkridge, MD.

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Rockburn Branch Park

Enjoy 400+ acres of trails, streams, fields, courts, disc golf, a playground, pavilions and more. The park is open from 7am-dusk. If you like the idea of living near a beautiful park, check out these new homes in Elkridge.

The Timbers at Troy

A great local golf course offering leagues, clinics, camps and lessons, practice facilities, pro shop and grille as well as being an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

ShadowLand Adventures

Kids and adults will have a blast at this top destination for unique laser adventures. A great destination for parties, youth groups, sports teams, team building trainings and more.

Meadowbrook Athletic Complex

If you’re the sporting type and it’s raining, cold, snowing, or just too hot outside to enjoy being active, the MAC has you covered. 35,000 square feet of indoor basketball, volleyball, field hockey, badminton and more.

Watermont Swim Club

With recent upgrades this swim club has what you need to enjoy summer poolside. Enjoy 6 swimlanes, a 12 foot dive well, 2 meter springboard, a waterslide, renovated clubhouse, enclosed baby pool, basketball and horseshoe pit.

This list is just a glimpse of fun activities in the area. Enjoy exploring Elkridge and the surrounding area!

5 Jobs in Elkridge, MD from Companies that are Hiring

Published: May 6, 2015

Jobs Near Elkridge

Looking for work is a full time job. You want to find the right fit and that takes time. A job can be more than just a paycheck. It can be a career that you’re passionate about and brings you fulfillment at the end of the day. Factors for consideration are pay, benefits, opportunity, industry (is this something you’re skilled to do – education/requirements – or a career change), and location.

If you live in Elkridge and want to work nearby, we searched for companies that are hiring and have a history of stability, growth and employee happiness. Take a look at the list below to see if opportunity is in your backyard.

Aerotek
A top ranked staffing agency focused on short-term and permanent work in a multitude of industries including, but not limited to: professional and managerial accounting and finance, health services, administrative services, automotive staffing, labor staffing, call center staffing and more.

Saval Foods
Work in the foodservice industry for a family owned company that also has a marketing arm focused on the restaurant industry. Locally based serving the mid-Atlantic region.

Epic Brands
Passion for the spirit industry and apparel aren’t just part of the job…they’re part of life for Epic employees. From summer camps to sales associates see if you’d like to join their team.

Lorien Health
Another local company that is family owned serving individuals needing rehabilitation, skilled nursing and assisted living care. Lorien has four locations in Howard County and a variety of jobs opportunities.

UnitedHealth Group
Opportunities to work in the healthcare industry in several capacities from medical to IT to administrative. Why work there? Check out their Top 10 Reasons.

Don’t live in Elkridge? We have new homes in Ellicott City and other areas of Howard County if you’re in the market for a new job and/or a new community. Thank you for reading and best wishes in your search!

5 Restaurants in Elkridge You Need to Visit

Published: April 28, 2015

5 Restaurants in Elkridge You Need to Visit

Finding a great restaurant can be a challenging task. You have several criteria that must satisfy your needs including: Menu, Quality, Price, Location, Service, Atmosphere, Hours…see, we told you it’s more complicated than you thought!

If you work or live in Elkridge, MD. or the surrounding area you’re in luck. We put together this list together based on overall reviews found online as well as aiming to satisfy the palette and preference of many from families to foodies and everyone inbetween.

Elkridge Furnace Inn
A historical gem dating back to 1744 this upscale award winning restaurant is known for fantastic brunch, ambiance and garden to table dishes.

Stained Glass Pub
Known for their stained glass fixtures, big booths and patio area this sports bar and family restaurant is great for social gatherings and game watching.

Victoria Gastro Pub
This Gastro Pub offers fantastic cuisine, free passed hors d’oeuvres Monday-Friday 6-7pm, unparalleled beer and wine list and a stellar interior that begs you to sit down, relax and enjoy your stay.

RR Taqueria
Authentic Mexican cuisine made fresh, flavorful and so good they were on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins & Dives - Watch Here!

Katana Grill
If you like Asian food you’ll find Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes on the menu that are sure to please. Known for their sushi and reasonable prices the menu is full of delicious options.

OK…now that you’re hungry, turn off your computer and go grab a bite!

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