Welcome to Ellicott City
Suburban paradise just outside of Baltimore
Tucked away just outside Baltimore city limits is one of Maryland’s most beloved communities. Ellicott City is an idyllic, picturesque suburban paradise with ideal proximity to Baltimore’s many conveniences, which has made it the perfect location for professionals, families, and retirees.
Originally settled in the late 1700s, this town remained relatively rural and undeveloped until after the Civil War. Since then, Ellicott City has grown in both population and status and is now one of the most desirable locations in the state. There is an undeniably charming mix of Old World beauty and modern ease with sprawling historic homes, a vibrant community center, and numerous restaurants and shopping—no wonder this city has been named one of the top places to live for years.
What to Love
- Picturesque local scenery
- Unique shops and incredible eateries
- Fun and vibrant community
- Beautiful blend of old and new
People & Lifestyle
Ellicott City is undeniably one of the most popular and sought-after communities in Maryland— and is one of the most affluent. The majority of residents have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, and many work in a managerial or executive capacity. As a result, the average annual household income is well over double the national average.
Those who live in this community enjoy the numerous luxuries afforded to them from living in the area, including multiple high-end shopping opportunities, world-class restaurants, spas, private clubs, and pristine parks.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The dining scene in Ellicott City is as luxurious and exciting as the community itself, with numerous highly-rated establishments around every corner. Manor Hill Tavern
is one of the local favorites with its unique approach to classic American comfort food. Their menu includes dishes like bacon fat fries, honey blue crab pizza, and confit chicken wings.
Phoenix Upper Main
is Ellicott City’s original beer bar, offering guests an array of delicious beers on tap as well as an exceptional menu with dishes like Bavarian pretzels, french dip sandwiches, and a braised short rib with rainbow carrots.
A pioneer in the farm-to-table revolution, Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant
is a classic example of luxury and refinement. Their one-of-a-kind menu includes exceptional dishes such as snails with mushrooms, pan-seared halibut, and braised wild boar.
For residents looking to get an up-close and personal look at their food, Clark’s Elioak Farm
is a great place to visit. Their market sells produce picked just a few feet away, allowing you to see exactly where your food is coming from. There’s also a delightful petting zoo on-site, which is excellent for families with younger children.
Things to Do
While Baltimore is only a short drive away from the center of town, there’s really no reason to leave Ellicott City when you’re looking for something to do in your spare time. Old Ellicott City
lets visitors feel like they’ve stepped back in time. Filled with unique shops, entertainment venues, and eateries, this beautiful and extraordinary section of town will leave you feeling so comfortable and content you’ll think you’ve finally found your true home.
Patapsco Valley State Park
is one of the most popular places for residents to visit when they’re looking for a bit of an escape. This beautiful preserve extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River with over 200 miles of trails for guests to enjoy. This preserve is especially popular with bird-watchers, who enjoy watching the local wildlife in their natural environment.
is another popular spot for Ellicott City residents. This award-winning park has 337 spectacularly maintained acres and a 54-acre man-made lake. The park is home to an array of wildlife species, including white-tailed deer, beavers, foxes, turtles, and more.
There are many families in Ellicott City who value the education of their children to the highest degree. As a result, there are several highly-rated schools in the area, including: