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- Life in Harford County
- Housing & Neighborhoods
Harford County, Maryland is part of the Greater Baltimore Region, located on I-95 in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic. Harford County's location, highly skilled workforce, business friendly environment, and unparalleled quality of life offer the ultimate setting for growing businesses and families. The county’s 3 municipalities - Aberdeen, Bel Air, and Havre de Grace - offer a unique flavor and a variety of diverse attractions and world-class amenities.
In the heart of Harford County, Bel Air offers its visitors big-city convenience in a small-town package. Trendy stores and restaurants fuse with farmers markets and local craftsmen to offer a wide variety of cuisine, goods, and gifts. Nestled between manicured suburbs and scenic pastures, Main Street Bel Air hums with cultural activity year round. Popular annual events include the July 4th parade and fireworks, the Farm Fair, and the Maryland State BBQ Bash.
Havre de Grace
Located in eastern Harford County on the banks of the Susquehanna River, Havre de Grace is a charming waterfront community rich with history and maritime heritage. This “City by the Bay” offers a truly authentic Chesapeake Bay experience, with a delightful mix of restaurants, unique bed and breakfasts, specialty boutiques and antique shops. Waterfront trails, world-class golf, scenic parks and promenades characterize this town, which is home to Bulle Rock Golf Course.
Aberdeen’s convenient location has made it one of Harford County’s fastest growing communities and created high demand for business and tourist activity. Aberdeen successfully balances a booming technology sector with the warmth of small-town flavor. Aberdeen is home to high-tech companies like Battelle and APG, family-oriented communities, advanced educational environments like the HEAT Center and Aberdeen Science and Math Academy, and exciting leisure activities, including Ripken Stadium.
Churchville is a mid-size zip code nestled between Harford’s municipalities. Its unique central location, suburban amenities, and friendly neighborhoods make it a favorite choice for many Harford County families. In Churchville, historic churches, cheerful orchards, and wholesome outdoor markets fuse seamlessly with inviting restaurants, appealing shops, and animated recreational activities, including miniature golf and tennis.
Northern Harford County
Picturesque landscapes adorned with sprawling farm homes and rambling hills characterize northern Harford. The immense natural area, bordered by the Susquehanna River to the east and Baltimore County to the west, has been largely preserved for agriculture and is home to a thriving thoroughbred breeding industry. Formerly the home of an enterprising slate and green marble mining industry, area attractions now include Fiore Winery, a lively vineyard recognized internationally, and Rocks State Park, a wooded treasure distinguished by unique stone landmarks and breathtaking waterfalls. Many outdoor festivals and events take place annually here including the Fiore Wine and Jazz Festival, the Darlington Apple Festival, polo matches, fox hunts, and steeplechase races.
Southern Harford County
Driven by its proximity to I-95, thriving business environment, and easy access to the MARC Train, southern Harford County teems with activity. The diverse area is home to some of Harford’s largest companies, including SafeNet, SAIC, EAI Corporation, McCormick Company and Procter and Gamble. Waterfront housing and premier corporate campuses straddle the U.S. Route 40 Corridor, which joins Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil counties. Tranquil golf courses, spirited recreation centers, trendy brand-name stores, and state-of-the-art libraries guarantee residents infinite entertainment opportunities.
Mid-western Harford County
- Forest Hill
Mid-western Harford County offers residents express access to urban amenities without compromising its suburban appeal. Its scenic setting and abundant recreational opportunities have made it one of the wealthiest and fastest growing regions in the county. Sophisticated boutiques, contemporary athletic clubs, convenience stores, and fine dining frame this once largely agricultural community. Western Harford attractions include Ladew Topiary Gardens, a 22-acre world-renowned historic manor home and garden, the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, and Boordy Vineyards, a nearby Baltimore County winery.