Columbia, Maryland is the central point between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC.  This bustling community in Howard County offers residents the serenity of the suburbs while having easy access to both metropolitan areas.

What to See

Columbia is a planned community featuring 10 villages that provide a mixture of residential areas as well as places to shop, relax and work.  The Columbia Association has helped guide the growth of Columbia over the years and offers many actitivies throughout the year and is a great place for sports entusiasts.  In 2012, Columbia, Maryland was ranked by Money magazine as the #8 out of 100 best places to live.

Some of the prominent feautres in Columbia are Wilde Lake, The Mall in Columbia and Merriweather Post Pavilion.  And, if you are looking for more to do in Columbia, be sure to check out some of these area recommendations.

Merriwether Post Pavilion Merriweather Post Pavilion is one of the world’s most beautiful and storied amphitheatres. 40 acres of forest that is designated for your enjoyment. A concert season at Merriweather Post Pavilion is like putting your iPod on shuffle: the calendar features the best in rock, country, rhythm and blues, pop, jazz, hip hop, alternative, electronica and classical. For more than 40 year the Merriwether has been a great place to come together as a community and enjoy each other’s company.  Merriweather Post Pavilion also hosts an annual Wine in the Woods event that is one of the must attend events in the area.

Tobys Dinner Theater If you like musicals and a good time Toby’s dinner theater is for you! They perform award winning Broadway musicals. They serve a great buffet style dinner during the show. They actors and actresses are simply exquisite. Toby’s has been in Columbia for 32 seasons and has great reviews about all of their performances.

What to Do

Historic Ellicott City
Ellicott City has great attractions. It has the B&O railroad museum which tells you all about the railroads that use to run through Maryland as well as all over the country. They have ghost tours, Ellicott City is said to have haunted buildings and trails all over the city and they will show you proof of all them!

Maryland Live Casino The Maryland Live Casino is lined with excellent restarunts and bars. The casino is open 24 hours for your convince, it’s never too late to have a good time!

Maryland Zoo The Maryland zoo is located in Baltimore Maryland. The zoo’s attractions include the polar bear watch, the children’s zoo and the African journey! There is always some fun to be had at the Maryland Zoo!


Columbia Association
The Columbia association is an association that host different community events and shows. Columbia Association offers recreational, cultural and community services including a welcome center, an art center, a teen center, before and after school care, summer camps, free summer lakefront concerts, an archive, a volunteer center, an exchange program with our sister cities in France and Spain, three fitness clubs, a roller rink, an ice rink, a skateboard facility, two golf clubs, three tennis clubs, 23 outdoor swimming pools (including two Mini WaterParks), an indoor swim center with a waterslide and a SportsPark with miniature golf and batting cages.

Where to Shop

The Mall at Columbia

Local Businesses, Restaurants & Employers

Where to Eat

Copeland’s If you are looking for good food and a good time try Copeland’s. Copeland’s has a variety of different food that taste amazing, it has a new Orleans atmosphere as that is where it originated from in 1983. The restaurant has a beautiful view of the water and along the pier there are other restaurants and shops that you can enjoy before or after your dinner.

Asian Fusion Asian Fusion is a great sushi bar in our area. It has beautiful interior designing, great customer service as well as amazing food. It is a one of a kind sushi bar and restaurant. They offer Chinese cuisine as well as Thai. It is a great place for the whole family as well as a great place to take a date.



Firehouse Station 7: Banneker
A combination system of nearly nine-hundred career and volunteer providers operating from twelve stations across the County. The department is located between Baltimore City and the District of Columbia and provides automatic aid to our surrounding partners in Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Montgomery and Frederick County. The Department is statutorily responsible for the administration of the affairs for the County in fire suppression and prevention, fire training, arson investigation, rescue services and emergency medical services.

Howard County General Hospital
Howard county general hospital has been serving the Howard county community for nearly 40 years. The hospital is a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The hospitals mission is “Provide the highest quality care to improve the health of our entire community through innovation, collaboration, service excellence, diversity and a commitment to patient safety” If you ever have problems or need an Emergency Room Howard County General Hospital is there to help.

Places to Live Near Columbia