Ellicott City : Maryland

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What it's Like to Retire in Ellicott City

This very affluent town of over 60,000 people is located a few miles west of Baltimore and just north of Columbia, Maryland. Historic Ellicott City is a lovely downtown area with antique shops,  restaurants,  boutique shops, coffee shops, a tea room and many historic sites.  The town has many parks and an affluent population, many of whom commute to Baltimore or Columbia. Photo of Thomas Isaac Log Cabin in the Historic District courtesy of Wikipedia and Chris Doig; photo of Main Street at Church Lane in Historic Ellicott City courtesy of Wikipedia and Scott218.


Where to Retire in Ellicott City and Home Prices

According to City-Data.com, the median sale price of a home in Ellicott City was about $440,000.  Zillow reports it to be higher at $472,600 in early 2015.


What is special about Ellicott City

Patapsco Valley State Park is in Ellicott City. Many excellent city parks provide recreation. Thomas Isaac Cabin. The Ellicott City  Station. The Enchanted Forest.

What is not special about Ellicott City

High cost of living, and winters are chilly.


Who will like retirement in Ellicott City

Retirees who want a small town yet close to large cities (Baltimore and Washington DC), may enjoy living in Ellicott City.


Local economy is driven by

Professional, scientific, and technical services


Climate and Physical Environment

Like Ancient Rome, Ellicott City is built on 7 hills. It is an easy commute to Baltimore or Columbia. The Historic District is on the banks of the Patapsco River

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Cheseapeake Shakespeare Festival and the Howard County Center for the Arts provide culture for Ellicott City, along with the attractions of the Historic District.


Ellicott City has a low crime rate.


Medical facilities

There are many medical facilities in nearby Baltimore and Columbia.



Baltimore/Washington International Airport is just 11 miles away.


Valuable Links

Wikipedia entry for Ellicott City.

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  • State: MD
  • Environment: Suburban,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer

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