Ellicott City

Ellicott City is an idyllic, picturesque suburban paradise.

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.  
 
Centennial Park 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.  
 

Schools

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:
 

 

Ellicott City Homes

Ellicott City is a perfect place to call home if you are looking unique shops, incredible eateries, and a beautiful blend of old and new. Its high-rated public school system only adds to its appeal and it's no surprise it has been rated one of the best places to live in the area for years. To view available Ellicott City homes for sale and start your home-buying journey, contact local real estate expert William Weeks today!
 
 
 

Overview for Ellicott City, MD

74,432 people live in Ellicott City, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $59,690. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

74,432

Total Population

41.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$59,690

Average individual Income

Schools in Ellicott City, MD

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The following schools are within or nearby Ellicott City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Centennial Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Chapelgate Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Burleigh Manor Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Apple Ridge Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Resurrection St Paul School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Children's Manor Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
2nd - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
St. Johns Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Hollifield Station Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Global Children Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

Demographics and Employment Data for Ellicott City, MD

Ellicott City has 26,737 households, with an average household size of 2.77. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ellicott City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 74,432 people call Ellicott City home. The population density is 2,480.5 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

74,432

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.8

Median Age

48.76 / 51.24%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
26,737

Total Households

2.77

Average Household Size

$59,690

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Ellicott City, MD

There's plenty to do around Ellicott City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

75
Very Walkable
Walking Score
52
Bikeable
Bike Score
25
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Dorsey's Search Wine & Spirits, DWP Bakery, and Breezy Willow Farm Country Market.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.44 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.58 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.84 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.17 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.09 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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