The Village of Kings Contrivance is the most southern village in Columbia, MD and is conveniently located near Interstate 95, Route 32, and Route 29. The village is composed of single family houses, townhomes, condominiums and apartments set on quiet tree lined streets. The diverse community is drawn to the village for many reasons including its unique neighborhoods, many miles of beautiful pathways, 28 tot lots, variety of restaurants, interfaith campus and convenient vibrant village center. The Kings Contrivance Community Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of its residents.
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What’s the Neighborhood Like?
Kings Contrivance is third largest of the 10 villages in the planned community of Columbia, and is home to about 11,000 residents. It contains a Village Center, apartment complexes, and housing developments. Properties in Kings Contrivance are priced in the midrange for Columbia and prospective residents have their choice of three neighborhoods within the village: Huntington, Macgill’s Common, and Dickinson. Many trails weave in and around the neighborhoods providing access to the county parks, as well as to Columbia’s extensive bike/hiking trail system. Also, there are scenic and recreational parks including Gorman Park, Huntington Neighborhood Park, and Savage Park, all of which are maintained by Howard County Recreation and Parks and the Columbia Association.
The first village board of Kings Contrivance was elected in April of 1978 to oversee the activities of the community association. This association is a non-profit corporation that supports a range of services for the residents of Kings Contrivance including the community pool. Funds paid by residents to the Columbia Association each year go to the running of their village. A village manager is hired by the board to ensure Kings Contrivance is maintained seamlessly.
What Schools will the Kids Attend?
To know what school your child will attend, visit: www.hcpss.org/schoolplanning (Howard County Public School System). I’m proud to inform you that the school system consistently ranks among Maryland's top school districts based on student performance on the Maryland School Assessments. Howard County students score above the national averages on standardized tests and nearly 92% of graduates continue their education beyond high school.
What’s Going on Nearby the Kings Contrivance Neighborhood?
Being located at the most southernmost end of Columbia, the city center is less than 7 miles from the neighborhood which includes the inviting Columbia Mall, AMC Columbia 14 Theatres (IMAX) and Howard County Community College. Finally, there is a major hospital just down the street from the city center. For additional information visit: www.themallincolumbia.com.
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