Ellicott City

Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States. It is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The population was 65,834 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Howard County. Ellicott City is listed among America’s most affluent communities. Since 2005, Ellicott City has been ranked four times among the top “20 Best Places to Live in the United States” by Money and CNNMoney.com.

Ellicott City has been a hub of innovation for well over a century. Home of the oldest surviving railroad station in the county, Ellicott City Station is an original terminus for the first commercial railroading system, The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Ellicott City was also instrumental in the first telegraph transmission from Baltimore to Washington DC, as telegraph lines were strung along the B&O Railroad right of way through town.

Designated as a classic old “pike” town on the Historic National Road, the first federally funded road authorized by Congress in 1806, Ellicott City was central in the western movement of immigrants as they set out to forge new lives in the United States. Located at the heart of the Howard County Crossroads, Ellicott City provides easy access throughout Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic via Interstates 95 and 70, as well as US Routes 29 and 40.

  • Doing Business Here

    Howard County boasts a thriving and vibrant economy, which makes it the first choice for smart businesses looking to start or expand in the Mid-Atlantic. Add in its central location between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and you have a real win-win. Howard County also offers more than 70-million square feet of commercial space, providing businesses with the perfect location to do business.

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  • Living Here

    Howard County is continually ranked among the most affluent, advanced and educated communities in the United States. There is immediate access to leading educational and health care institutions, upscale retail, and outstanding recreation and entertainment.

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