Founded in 1772, the town of Ellicott City has become one of the most popular areas to reside in Maryland, as well as one of the most affluent places to live in the U.S. In 2008, Money Magazine named Columbia/Ellicott City its #8 best place to live in the U.S.  The downtown area of Ellicott City is often called 'Historic Ellicott City' and is known for its antique shops, eclectic boutiques and coffee shops, restaurants, and the B&O Railroad Museum.

Ellicott City is the County Seat for Howard County and offers its residents all of the amenities of a suburban community, all while maintaining its beautiful countryside. It is perfect for the homeowner looking for close proximity to Baltimore, Washington, and Columbia, who also wants to live in a community known for its excellent reputation and home values. There are several older and newer home communities to choose from in Ellicott City, including single family, townhomes, and active-adult communities.