Home & Living


With the market finally on the mend, we went house-hunting to come up with a list of more than 50 of the region’s best neighborhoods, from Annapolis to Roland Park to Havre de Grace, and then tracked down some of the folks buying there.

One of the nation’s best-executed planned communities, Columbia is convenient to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Median home price: $309,100.

Miles to downtown: 18.

Bragging rights: Columbia and the rest of Howard County have among the best public schools in the nation—and the home prices reflect that.