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    Columbia, Maryland was founded in 1967 by James W. Rouse, who envisioned a thriving model city where all residents would have easy access to shops, schools, and open space; and where racial, religious and class segregation would be eliminated. The community boasts a vibrant arts scene, with the Merriweather Post Pavilion hosting renowned concerts and events. Columbia is also known for its extensive network of pathways, parks, and recreational facilities, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. As well as the features listed above, Columbia boasts Howard County General Hospital, The Mall in Columbia, Howard Community College, and 10 different villages and village centers, each having a unique look and identity. The housing in Columbia is characterized by a mix of architectural styles, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartment complexes, catering to a range of lifestyles and preferences. 


    • Population 105,412
    • Median Home Price $480,000
    • Median Age 39
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    Notable Schools

    • Elementary (PK-5) Clemens Crossing Elementary School
    • Middle (6-8) Oakland Mills Middle School
    • High (9-12) Atholton High School

    Public Transportation

    • Bus: Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland (RTA) Visit website

    Explore Homes in Columbia

    • Lower Market Tilted Stone

      BR 3.0

      BA 2.1

      SQ FT 2400

      Built 1977

    • Mid Market S Carlinda Ave

      BR 4.0

      BA 3.1

      SQ FT 2400

      Built 1978

    • Upper Market Martin Rd

      BR 4.0

      BA 2.1

      SQ FT 3600

      Built 2023

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