City of Columbia, MD
Columbia is located in Howard County in Maryland. The median income is $98,529 and the median home value is $371,200. The unemployment rate is 6.73% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 30.2 minutes each day. The population is 55.6% White, 26.6% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 11.2% Asian, and 6.4% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Columbia, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Columbia has a Walk Score® of 30.
Median Household Income$98,529
Median Home Price$371,200
For a young city, Columbia takes history and culture pretty seriously. In planning Columbia, developer Jim Rouse retained some of the area’s historic spots, including Dorsey Manor, the barn at Oakland Mills, the stone house at Wilde Lake and Oliver’s Carriage House. Photos, maps, periodicals and other memorabilia of Columbia’s history make up the Columbia Archives, in the American City Building in Columbia Town Centre.
Small plates and big options – restaurants in Columbia have both. AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar has a diverse, eclectic dinner menu grounded in Italian and Mediterranean cooking; it also offers small plates with other global influences and 70 wines by the glass. Wine and small plates are also the focus at Iron Bridge Wine Company, an intimate spot with tapas-style appetizers, gourmet cheese platters, salads for sharing and sinful desserts.
Got golf? Columbia certainly does, giving residents the chance to “grip it and rip it” at a variety of courses. Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club allows member to tee off on a regulation length, 18-hole course with four sets of tee boxes. The public Fairway Hills Golf Club features great greens, with 18 holes and regulation par 70, while nearby Ellicott City has 54 holes at Turf Valley Resort. For whimsy, the Sports Park on Harper’s Ferry Road has miniature golf, along with batting cages, skateboard facilities and many other offerings. But golf is just the beginning.