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Ellicott City: Location, Location, Location

Published: July 6, 2015

Located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor in central Maryland, Ellicott City offers a historic, small town feel close to big city conveniences. Here are a few of the many reasons why Ellicott City is such a great place to live.

Ellicott City, MD Best Place to Live

Money Magazine Best Places to Live

Ellicott City has appeared in the top 10 of Money Magazine’s list of America’s Best Places to Live four times in the last 10 years. Last year, Ellicott City and neighboring Columbia ranked as the 6th best place to live. The listing referenced Ellicott City’s quaint older homes, charming downtown, good jobs and outstanding school district.

Jobs

Easily accessible to both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Ellicott City offers endless employment options with a manageable commute. But for those who prefer a shorter commute, there are options right at home in Ellicott City. Some local companies currently hiring include:

  • Lorien Health Systems
  • Sheppard Pratt Health Systems
  • Turf Valley Resort

Schools

There are many great schools in the area that are part of the Howard County Public School system. Last year, five Howard County public schools were among the Newsweek list of America’s Top High Schools. Ellicott City-based Centennial High School ranked in at #18! There are also several private schools in the area.  For more information about the schools in Ellicott City, check out SchoolDigger.

Pet Friendly

Ellicott City was named one of the Top 10 Places for Dog Lovers by U.S. News and World Report for its four square miles of green space and mild weather. There are several parks in Ellicott City, including Worthington Dog Park.

Historic Downtown

Ellicott City’s Main Street offers an eclectic variety of shops and restaurants, as well as a glimpse into the history of Ellicott City. Stay tuned as we explore these topics in the coming weeks!

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.

Rockburn Branch Park Howard County

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!

Important Updates from Dorsey Family Homes

Published: October 6, 2014

Hello,

This is Mitch Kemp with Dorsey Family Homes and I hope you are doing well. As you have visited our sales centers in the past, I wanted to keep you updated on our new releases. We currently have two great Elkridge communities in the Howard High School district featuring 1/3-1/2 acre home sites, less than 20% down financing options with seller contribution to closing, and an aggressive standard features list!!!

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Prices start at $569K and we have a model home available in the area open Fri.-Tues. from 10am-5pm or by appointment anytime. I look forward to chatting with you soon!

Thanks Again, Mitch Kemp, CSP, CMP 443.463.4771 mitchkemp@dorseyfamilyhomes.com

New Homesites in Howard County Near Rockburn Branch Park

Published: September 10, 2014

Looking to live in Howard County? We have 12 homesites available at two different locations in Elkridge, MD. Both locations are walking distance from Rockburn Branch Park, have great Howard County schools and are convenient to I-70, I-95 and Rt. 29! With lots ranging from 1/3 to 1/2 acre we’re sure you’ll find the perfect fit.

Rockburn View has five 1/2 acre homesites left  – two already sold! Pick from one of four different models including our new Calvert.

New Homes in Howard County

Landing Meadow has seven 1/3 homesites available with three available models to choose from.

New Homes in Howard County

These opportunities are limited so contact Mitch today to learn more: mitchkemp@dorseyfamilyhomes.com / 443.463.4771

The Price is Right: Howard County Single Family LUXURY Home!

Published: August 22, 2014

 

Shipley's Choice

Don’t overlook this gem in your search for a new home in Howard County.

SOLD! Shipley’s Choice is the latest Dorsey Family Homes community in sought-after Marriottsville, MD. This home sits peacefully on a large 1-acre lot with easy access to Rt. 32 and I-70. Enjoy living in this fully loaded home complete with side-load garage and public water priced at $750,000 for immediate delivery! 

* One of the most sought-after school districts in Western Howard County within walking distance of Marriotts Ridge High School.

Contact Mitch today mitchkemp@dorseyfamilyhomes.com / 443-463-4771
for weekend open house information!

Shipley’s Choice – New Estate Homes in Howard County

Published: January 31, 2013


These days finding a competitively priced 1+ acre lot in Howard County is like finding a needle in a haystack. Well, needle found! The most recent addition to the Dorsey Family Homes community list is Shipley’s Choice in sought-after Marriottsville, MD!

Shipley’s Choice boasts 4BR, 2.5BA brick front estate homes offer sprawling acreage and back up to a preservation area for the utmost in peaceful living experiences. This new Western Howard County community is supplied by public water and provides easy access to Rt. 32 and I-70. Only 2 lots remain and prices start at $759,900. Did we mention we’re bringing back our popular James Longstreet floorplan (with optional sideload garage!)  just for this community? Call Mitch today at 443-463-4771 or stop by our sales center located at 6090 Montgomery Road in Elkridge.

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