Ellicott City: Location, Location, Location

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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.


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


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!