Located along the stunning shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Harford County is one of Maryland’s finest. Just 25 miles northeast of Baltimore right off Interstate-95, the county is chock full of history, culture, recreation and world-class amenities. Residents of Harford County are able to taste all the finer things in life by living in a prime locale within arm’s reach of some of the country’s most outstanding metropolitan hubs as well as having easy access to the unbelievable opportunities within the county’s lines.

Harford County is a region in which its history is incredibly important to its residents today. From the historic Ladew Topiary Gardens to the Jerusalem Mill Village, which has been preserved since the 19th century in Gunpowder Falls State Park, the dense culture here is what makes the community what it is today. That’s why the Harford County government takes preservation very seriously with many historic structures and sites seen today in very good condition.

Living in Harford County

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, Harford County is home to roughly 249,200 people. All of these residents are located within the midst of a booming economy ripe for small businesses and startups. Not only that, they are within 60 miles of five major cities, including Baltimore, Washington, DC, Annapolis and Wilmington.

Residents here have access to a wide variety of employment options within Harford County as well as its neighboring cities. The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development reported on the major employers in Harford County, which include Aberdeen Proving Ground, Upper Chesapeake Health, Rite Aid Mid-Atlantic Customer Support Center, Kohl’s, Harford Community College, Walmart and Jacobs Technology.

This community is host to numerous annual events to keep the vibrant spirit alive and well throughout the year. Each Thanksgiving the Bulle Rock Turkey Trot and Turkey Trot Charity 5K keep residents active before the long day ahead of eating, while the Lock House Museum’s Annual Candlelight Tour blends history with holiday cheer.

Each February winos in Harford County can experience the Winter Wine Expo, an event that welcomes more than 600 guests. Other annual events include the Secret Garden Tour of Havre de Grace and the Pirate Fest 5K.

Relaxing in Harford County

Harford attracts people from all over the country with its stunning amenities and attractions, all of which its residents can enjoy at their leisure. With Harford County’s vast and diverse landscape, there is a little something to offer everyone here. Museums abound, documenting the deep history of the community, while antique shops, art galleries and specialty boutiques offer Harford County residents the chance to add fuel to the prosperous economy.

Harford County is a golfer’s oasis with multiple acclaimed and well-known courses, including the Pete Dye-designed Bulle Rock Golf Course and the premier PGA learning center Bel Air Golf Center.

Harford County is home to a number of parks and trailways for those who want to get up close with nature. Aberdeen Festival Park, Broad Creek Public Landing, Bynum Run Park and Gunpowder Falls State Park are just a few.


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