5 Reasons to Rent an Apartment in Ellicott City

Today we move out farther into Maryland, to Ellicott City, whose neighbor Columbia we’ve already profiled.

Ellicott City is an older beast, and as such, has a different flavor than its upstart neighbor. Some would say a more authentic flavor at that. And now we’re giving you five good reasons to rent an apartment there.

1. Location – Yes, I’m a veritable trope machine on this blog. But really, Ellicott City is one of those places located between two behemoths that are reachable. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t say Ellicott City’s much closer to Baltimore (13 miles to city center and even closer to its limits) than D.C. But hey, you can commute to Washington too, though it’s 30 miles or so away. If you go, go early or, better yet, if the company offers flextime, go later.

2. Flavor – Ellicott City is historic, or didn’t you know? Founded before the birth of the nation in 1772, main street Ellicott City is dotted with historic buildings. And from looking at the above site, there are plenty in and around the city too. The star attraction is probably the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station, the nation’s oldest surviving railroad station. Hey, if you’re lucky, maybe you’ll run into Steven Keaton while you’re there.

3. Antiques – With all this history, would you be surprised to know that Ellicott City is known for its many antique shops? In fact, it even boasts the Antique Depot, 80 such dealers in one place across the street from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station.

4. Livable – The folks at CNNMoney.com certainly think so, at least they did in 2012, rating it number eight (tied with neighbor Columbia) on its 2012 list of best small cities in which to reside.

5. Green – Not trendy green – though I’m sure there’s plenty of that too – I mean literally green. Ellicott City is very spread-out, and I can tell you by experience that the place is verdant and leafy as all get out. Liberally festooned with parks, this little emerald city can give you respite from the bigger one just to the east.

Stop by apartmentshowcase.com to rent an apartment nearby.

Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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