Columbia, MD Neighborhoods



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Downtown Columbia

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Town Center is the downtown area of Columbia. Residents appreciate the uniqueness of Town Center with its urban living in a suburban setting. The community of Town Center is unique since it offers primarily condominium and town home type homes, in non-continguous communities, all within walking distance of The Mall at Columbia. With just over 1200 residential homes, Town Center will retain it’s urban ambiance. One thing you will always see in Town Center is residents walking or biking around or to and from The Mall. Vantage Point, a community […]

Wild Lake

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The village of Wilde Lake was named for Frazar B. Wilde, past chairman of the board of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. The village center is located in the Wilde Lake Village Green, and has various small grocery stores, restaurants, and other retail establishments. The Wilde Lake Community Center is named Slayton House, which was named for John Slayton, first manager of the Columbia Association. Wilde Lake neighborhoods include Bryant Woods, Faulkner Ridge and Running Brook. What Makes Wilde Lake Unique? • Columbia Swim Center – contains three indoor pools […]

River Hill

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River Hill is the last village to be developed in the new town of Columbia, Maryland, though its mailing address is in Clarksville. It is home to about 6,500 residents. It is bounded by Maryland Route 108 and Maryland Route 32, and is centered on Trotter Road. The village is divided into two neighborhoods: Pheasant Ridge and Pointers Run, which are much more conventional in design than earlier neighborhoods in Columbia. What Makes River Hill Unique? • River Hill Community Association – offices are conveniently located in Claret Hall in […]

Owen Brown

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Owen Brown is one of the 10 villages in Columbia, Maryland, USA, incorporated in 1972. Neighborhoods in the village include Dasher Green, Elkhorn, and Hopewell. The village contains the 37 acre lake Lake Elkhorn, with a walking path of two miles (3 km) and picnic pavilion in the 23 acre park. An athletic facility, The Supreme Sports Club, is located in the village, along with the East Columbia branch of the Howard County library. What Makes Owen Brown Unique? • Lake Elkhorn – is named for the Elkhorn branch of […]

Oakland Mills

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Oakland Mills is one of the 10 villages in Columbia. Neighborhoods in the village of Oakland Mills include Steven’s Forest, Talbott Springs, and Thunder Hill. The name Oakland Mills comes from an old mill in the local area. The original name for the area was Steven’s Forest, as the land was first purchased by Charles Stevens on May 10, 1709. Streets in Oakland Mills are named for works of Carl Sandburg, Andrew Wyeth, and Ernest Hemingway. The community center is in The Other Barn, which was once part of the […]

Long Reach

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Long Reach is one of ten villages comprising Columbia, Maryland. Started in 1971, it is one of the oldest villages, and comprises four neighborhoods: Jeffers Hill, Kendall Ridge, Locust Park, and Phelps Luck. The village is governed by five elected village board members through Long Reach Community Association, Inc. Many of the village’s streets take their names from the works of Robinson Jeffers, after whom the Jeffers Hill neighborhood is named. What Makes Long Reach Unique? • Long Reach High School – is located in eastern Howard County. It is […]

Hickory Ridge

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Hickory Ridge is one of the villages in Columbia, Maryland. Neighborhoods in the village of Hickory Ridge include Hawthorn, Clary’s Forest, and Clemens Crossing. The name Hickory Ridge comes from the original name of the tract of land it sits on. Clary’s Forest comes from the original land owner John Clary (1734). Streets in Clary’s Forest are named for William Carlos Williams. Hawthorn is the name of an Amy Lowell poem. The street names come from her work. Clemens Crossing is named after famed American author Mark Twain, otherwise known […]

Kings Contrivance

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Kings Contrivance is third largest of the 10 villages in the planned community of Columbia, and is home to about 11,000 residents. It contains a Village Center, apartment complexes and housing developments. Kings Contrivance is located on historic land originally granted by one of the Lords Baltimore in 1730. The streets take their names from “The Folk Songs of North America,” compiled by Alan Lomax. The street names in Huntington are taken from the works of Carl Sandburg. Dickinson is the first neighborhood in Columbia named for a woman, American […]

Harper’s Choice

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Harper’s Choice is one of the ten villages that comprise Columbia, Maryland.  It consists of the neighborhoods of Longfellow, Swansfield, and Hobbit’s Glen.  Longfellow was named for the American poet,  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  Hobbit’s Glen was taken from the works of J.R.R Tolien.  Swansfield was inspired by the paintings of James Mcneill Whistler. What Makes Harper’s Choice Unique? • Village Center – has a grocery store, banks, restaurants, other retail establishments, and the community center, Kahler Hall. The community center was named for the Kahler family, whose farm was located […]

Dorsey Search

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Dorsey’s Search is the ninth village to be developed in the planned community known as Columbia, Maryland. The village is comprised of two neighborhoods: Dorsey Hall and Fairway Hills. Dorsey Hall, the first neighborhood in the village, was named after the Dorsey Hall Manor House, which was built by the Dorsey family in the early 1700′s. The Village’s street names were selected from the collection of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ poetry. Fairway Hills is named for the former Allview Golf Course. Dorsey Hall is comprised of single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses. […]