Columbia is a planned community that has influenced suburban development since its creation in the mid-1960’s.

The city grew out of rural farmland, patterned by the best thinkers of its time, including visionary developers, and a team of consultants and transportation planners.  World-famous architects designed key buildings. Oakland Manor is one example of the structures that preserve its roots within a new town by featuring a barn that is an historical landmark. Columbia is a community that consists of ten self-contained villages, located in Howard County, Maryland. Each village is comprised of several neighborhoods. The village center has schools, shopping centers, recreational facilities, a community center, a system of bike/walking paths, and homes. This is Columbia living at its finest.



  • Ruby Tuesdays
  • Red Lobster
  • Olive Garden
  • Bertuccis
  • Victorias Gastro Pub
  • Pub Dog
  • Stanford Grill
  • KFC
  • McDonalds
  • Peking Palace
  • Royal Taj
  • Starbucks
  • Ledo’s Pizza
  • Pizza Hut
  • Famous Daves


  • Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Shadow Land Laser Adventure
  • Toby’s Dinner Theatre
  • United Artist
  • Howard County Center For the Arts
  • The Columbia Players


  • Columbia Mall
  • Snowden Shopping Center
  • CVS
  • Wegmans
  • Harris Teeter
  • Party City
  • Target
  • Pier 1
  • TJ Maxx
  • Staples
  • Old Navy
  • Vitamin Shoppe
  • Dicks Sporting Goods


  • Cedar Lane Park
  • Robinson Nature Center
  • Centennial Park
  • Rockburn Park
  • Patapsco State Park