Elkridge: Close to Baltimore, Even Closer to the Airport

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s popular Inner Harbor district is only a short drive from Elkridge.

Elkridge, MD, sits in the easternmost tip of Howard County right across the border from Baltimore County and, according to the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate, has a population of 24,040. In fact, Elkridge residents sit in a good position for a lot of reasons.

Upon renting an apartment in Elkridge, you’ll find that making your way to Baltimore is easy, with both I-95 and I-895 (and their respective harbor tunnels) very close by. After all, “Charm City” itself is only about 10 miles from Elkridge. Columbia, MD, is a short drive away as well, and even Washington, D.C., at about 30 miles to the southwest, is within commuting distance. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that living in Elkridge means you’re right next to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in nearby Anne Arundel County. So, hang onto those frequent flyer miles.

Elkridge may be the oldest settlement in the county, but today it’s as modern as the next town. For all you bikers out there, you’ll be jazzed to know about Harley-Davidson of Maryland, a 30,000 square-foot dealership located in Troy Hill Industrial Park. For those who like to motor on their own two feet, Elkridge offers Rockburn Branch Park, which the proprietors call a “415-acre wooded paradise!” (We’ll take their word for it.) Golfers will also want to hit the links at the Timbers at Troy.

Elkridge has three public elementary and two public middle schools. It also has a couple of private schools – one religious (pre-K-8) and the other for special needs students (K-12). Those with an historical bent will want to check out the Thomas Viaduct, the oldest curved stone arch railroad bridge in the world. Built in 1835 and designated as a National Historic Landmark in the 1960s, the massive structure celebrated its 175th anniversary in July of this year.

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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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