Located within Maryland, United States, the municipality of Ellicott City is located in the Baltimore and Glenwood MD metropolitan areas.
The character of Ellicott City is exemplified by its relaxed atmosphere. It is easy to get to green spaces from the majority of locations in the municipality and there are around 10 of them close by for residents to enjoy. This part of the Baltimore and Glenwood MD metropolitan areas is quiet overall, as the streets are usually quite peaceful - although that is not the case closer to Interstate 70 or the railway line.
In Ellicott City, most of the dwellings are single detached homes, while the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and townhouses. About 30% of homes in this municipality were built in the 1980s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s and the 1990s. This part of the Baltimore and Glenwood MD metropolitan areas also has a variety of housing sizes; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 80% of the properties in the municipality are occupied by home owners whereas the remainder are rented.
High schools and primary schools are not particularly abundant in this part of the Baltimore and Glenwood MD metropolitan areas, and accordingly may require an extended walk to get to. Locals can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. As far as eating is concerned, reaching one of approximately 30 grocery stores on foot is possible for some, but not all, house buyers in this municipality. Residents can enjoy over 150 restaurants and cafes as well.
Ellicott City is especially car friendly. It is very easy to access a parking spot. On the other hand, the public transit network in this municipality is quite bad. Thankfully, house owners are served by a few bus lines. Walking is not very practical for residents in Ellicott City as running common errands is inconvenient.