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Opening in 1967 as the vision of renowned real estate developer, James W. Rouse, Columbia, Howard County began with the idea that a city could enhance its resident's lives. The city was designed to eliminate then-present sub-division designs.
By 2000, Columbia's proximity to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C. has allowed the area to become the most populated area in Maryland next to Baltimore City. It's typically suburban amenities such as 'box stores,' chain restaurants, mall, and different types of housing, as well as its easy access to two major metropolitan areas has helped Columbia/Ellicott City land on the list of Money Magazine's top 100 places to live in the U.S. as #8 in 2008.
As a planned unit development, there are many choices of communities to reside in Columbia, including Town Center, River Hill, Wilde Lake, Long Reach, Owen Brown, and Dorsey's Search.
Recreation is a major part of life in Columbia. The Columbia Association (CA) builds, operates, and maintains various recreational facilities, including 23 outdoor swimming pools, six indoor pools, water slides, ice and roller skating rinks, an equestrian center, park pavilions, and much, much more.
Columbia is the perfect location for a homeowner looking for all of the conveniences of a modern suburban community with quick and easy access to Baltimore or Washington, D.C.