Located some 10 miles southeast of Baltimore in Maryland’s lush woodlands, Columbia is a master-planned community made up of nine separate villages and the Town Center. Recognized by Money Magazine as the fourth best place to live in the United States, this city offers excellent schools and convenient shopping. Columbia Maryland is home to over 97,000 residents who enjoy 5,300 acres of permanent open space.
Each neighborhood has a name that is drawn from a historic or literary influence. Columbia’s villages include Dorsey’s Search, Harper’s Choice, Hickory Ridge, Kings Contrivance, Long Reach, Oakland Mills, Owen Brown, River Hill, Wilde Lake and Town Center. The Columbia MD real estate market is as diverse as the community itself, with single-family homes, condos and townhouses available throughout the area. One-hundred forty-four tot lots, 225 pedestrian bridges, the 40-acre Symphony Woods, four lakes, and 19 ponds are interlaced with more than 83 miles of pathways for walking, biking and jogging.
Columbia is complete with jobs, schools, shopping, medical services, and a range of housing choices. Easy access to Baltimore and Washington D.C. make Columbia a great choice for commuters. The urban planning process for Columbia allowed for many innovations for planners in education, recreation, religion, and health care, as well as ways of improving social interactions.
Columbia’s real estate market is made up of a beautiful mix of condos, townhomes and Colonial style homes on large lots, larger models with spectacular views of the city and access to recreational amenities.
At New Era Appraisals we provide real estate appraisal services in the Columbia area of Howard County for numerous uses including mortgages, refinances, divorce, PMI removal, estate planning, tax disputes or appeals, selling and general value inquiries to name a few. We provide these real estate services to homeowners, mortgage companies, banks, credit unions, attorneys, investors and Realtors with the majority of our work coming by way of referrals from local Realtors, mortgage brokers and attorneys.