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Harford County, Maryland - Relocation Guide


Harford County embodies the North East secton of Maryland. It borders Cecil County to the East, the Chesapeake Bay to the South, Baltimore County to the west and York County, Pennsylvaia to the north. Situated 25 minutes from Baltimore, it is considered part of the Greater Baltimore Region. Conveniently located by I-95, Rt. 40 and Amtrak makes getting to Washington DC, Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, and New York City a breeze. Harford County has a highly skilled workforce, business friendly environment, and unique quality of life which offers it's residents and vistitors an incomparable place to grow businesses and families.


Harford County has three municipalities, Aberdeen, Bel Air, and Havre de Grace which are all only minutes apart from eachother and offer folks a unique atmosphere, a variety of attractions and first-class pleasures such as boating on the Chesapeake Bay, the waterfront promenade in Havre de Grace, historic harbor towns, scenic landscapes, hiking through Rocks State Park, biking the trails of Susquehanna State Park, horse farms, rolling hills, parks, Ladew Topiary Gardens, a variety of golf courses, Ripken Stadium (home of the Aberdeen Ironbirds), shops, restaurants and a wealth of opportunities for exploration and discovery. Here you will find lots of things to do and experience.


Aberdeen, Maryland
Aberdeen is located near the top of the Chesapeake Bay. Aberdeen is an "All-America City" rich with history, diversity, technological advancement, and growth. People from all cultures have worked together to build a community they are proud to share. There is a strong relationship between industry and community, Aberdeen has attracted major manufacturing and distribution companies to the city. Aberdeen is also the home of Ripken Stadium and APG (Aberdeen Proving Ground) which is the Army's oldest active proving ground. Some of Harford County's main employers are found here and include APG, Frito Lay, Pier I Imports Northeast Distribution Facility, and Saks Fifth Avenue, which has an outlet store on site (many a good deals can be found here).



Bel Air, Maryland
Bel Air is located in the heart of Harford County. It offers its visitors many conveniences and is the largest and most populated town in Harford County. Visitors can enjoy the community parks, bars, trendy stores, restaurant chains, and farmers markets. Here you will find a wide variety of cuisine, products, and soveneirs. Main Street Bel Air offers a diverse amount of cultural activity year round. Area attractions include the Chocolate Festival, the Farm Fair, and the Maryland State BBQ. Homes in this area consist of new residential developments, original homes dating back to colonial days, victorians, single family houses built from the 1960s to the present, townhomes and condos.

Havre de Grace, Maryland

Havre de Grace is located in eastern Harford County along the Susquehanna River. It is a historic waterfront town which is refered to as "City by the Bay". Here you will find a truly authentic Chesapeake Bay experience, with a mix of restaurants, bed and breakfasts, Inns, specialty & antique shops, a waterfront promenade, world class golf and scenic parks. The housing in Havre de Grace is quite diversified and includes bungalows, waterfront homes and condos, the premier neighborhood of Bulle Rock, single family homes and townhomes. Living in town offers it's residents the ability to walk to shopping, dining, and the waterfront parks and special events.




Churchville, Maryland
Churchville is located between Harford County's three municipalities. Its unique central location, suburban amenities and neighborhoods make it a favorite choice for many Harford County families. In Churchville you will find historic buildings, orchards, outdoor farmers markets, restaurants, shops, and a good mix of recreational activities which include miniature golf and tennis.

Northern Harford County

Whitehall, Pylesville, Whiteford, Street and Darlington
Northern Harford County is bordered by southern Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna River and lies in the Piedmont Plateau, which runs west to the Appalachian Mountains. It is mostly rural and a lot of the land here has been preserved for agriculture. The landscapes are adorned with sprawling farm homes, gently rolling hills, and bustling villages. Some of the area attractions include Fiore Winery in Plyesville, Geneva Farm Golf Course, Rock State Park, outdoor festivals and events such as the Fiore Wine and Jazz Festival, the Darlington Apple Festival, town fairs, polo matches, fox hunts, and steeple chase races.

Western Harford County

Monkton, Jarrettsville, Forest Hill, Fallston and Baldwin
Western Harford County borders Baltimore County and offers residents easy access to urban amenities. Its convenient location, scenic setting, and variety of recreational opportunities make it one of the wealthiest and fastest growing regions in Harford County. This community features spacious single family homes on large lots, horse farms and farmettes and new home construction. Boutiques, athletic clubs, convenience stores, and fine dining can all be found in this once largely agricultural community. Area attractions include Ladew Topiary Gardens, the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, Gunpowder Falls State Park and Boordy Vineyard, a nearby Baltimore County winery.

Southern Harford County

Joppa, Abingdon, Edgewood and Belcamp
The southern half of Harford County is located in a region called the Atlantic Coastal Plain. The land here is a flat and has a maximum elevation of 300 feet above sea level. There are a diversity of housing options such as waterfront homes, individual and semi-detached single family homes, contemporary townhouses and condominiums. Edgewood and Abingdon offer a mix of suburban and rural living enhanced by the Bush River and the recreational activities it offers. Corporate campuses dot the Route 40 Corridor, which joins Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil County. It is also located near I-95 with easy access to the MARC train. Most of the large companies are located in this area such as SafeNet, SAIC, EAI Corporation, Custom Direct, McCormick Company and Procter & Gamble. Area attractions include golf courses, water recreation, movie theaters, shopping and restaraunts.

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