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Columbia, MD

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Columbia, Maryland didn't become a town by accident. The whole community that resides inside of Howard County, Maryland was planned out by developers in 1967. Home to 10 self-contained villages, the idea behind the community was to enhance the residents' way of life and to not focus solely on economic value. The plan was to bring people together as one, and not separate them based on color, religion, or class. Today, that dream lives on, with the naming of Columbia as number 4 out of 100 of the best places to live in the United States in 2008, number 8 in 2010, and then again as number 2 in 2012.

Apartments in Columbia MD


Grand Pointe Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Lazy Hollow Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Chimneys of Cradlerock
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2


Kendall Ridge
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


eaves Columbia Town Center
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Avalon at Fairway Hills
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Columbia, MD is
40 to 44
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.57%
  • 7.22%
  • 6.94%
  • Female
  • 7.52%
  • 7.36%
  • 7.39%
is average rent in Columbia, MD
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 1.34%
  • 0.66%
  • 0.65%
of units are available for rent in Columbia
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 874
  • 138
  • 500
Getting Around in Columbia, MD

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The average commuter time in Columbia is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.32%
  • 11.46%
  • 4.01%

Gain Financial Peace

From national banking chains to small town branches, find a home for your money that allows it to grow and flourish with one of the many banking options in Columbia. If you like big city service, make a quick stop in one of the many Bank of America or M&T Bank locations to make a deposit or open a new account in a matter of minutes. Capital One also makes a home here, as does PNC Bank, Columbia Bank, and Oba Bank. All locations have personal bankers on hand to answer any questions you may have and also offer help to switch your old account to its new home in Columbia.

Lakefront Summer Fest

An attraction eagerly awaited each year, the Columbia Association puts on the Lakefront Summer Festival starting in mid-June and running through mid-September. Visitors can enjoy a summer concert series that takes place on the lawn of the Columbia Town Center Lakefront each Sunday evening and on Friday nights, visitors can partake in dance lessons followed by a family-friendly movie that starts at dusk. All the events of the festival are free of charge, and the association provides ample free parking for all those who wish to attend. This community event gives residents time to unwind, get to know their neighbors, and enjoy a much needed night out with the family without spending a dime.

Local Dining Options

An ideal way to spend a night out on the town with friends or a meal with the family, Sonoma's in Columbia offers an exciting place to eat, drink, and be entertained. The sports bar and grill provides family-friendly entertainment and offers a brunch menu, as well as specials for both lunch and dinner. Other enticing options include Royal Taj for the best Indian food in the area, Bon Fresco for a quick soup and salad, and Sushi Sono for authentic sushi and Japanese cuisine. You also should not pass up the Stanford Grill for breakfast and dinner favorites served any time of the day.