Carroll County has it all - rural landscapes, unbeatable location, and wide-open spaces. Carroll County offers easy access to Columbia, Washington DC, and Frederick, Baltimore City, and Hunt Valley.
Less expensive and less developed than nearby Howard and Baltimore Counties, Carroll County is the ideal location for home buyers seeking larger lots than found elsewhere in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area, while still maintaining easy access to commuter routes and day-to-day convenience. If you’re looking for a rural suburb with convenient shopping and schools, consider Sykesville, Eldersburg, Marriottsville, New Windsor, Mt Airy, and Westminster. More rural locations with space and privacy include Finksburg, Upperco, Hamstead, Manchester, Taneytown, and Union Bridge.
Carroll County features a variety of outdoor space and parks for everything from swimming facilities and baseball parks to gun ranges and equestrian destinations. The Carroll County Swim Club, South Carroll Swim Club, Merritt Athletic Club of Eldersburg, and Four Seasons Sports Complex offer swimming (some clubs are year-round) as well as other athletic activities.
Mayeski Park is located near Carroll County High School on Liberty Road, and features baseball and softball areas, perfect for games for kids and adults alike. Terra Tree Farm and Still Pond Farm offer two other attractions for wine connoisseurs and those looking for a social weekend outing. Persimmon Tree Farm and K2 Show Stables is the perfect destination for those looking to entertain an equestrian lifestyle.
The Morgan Run Environmental Area is a 1400 acre environment area where equestrians, fishermen, and hikers alike come to enjoy the peace and quiet tranquility that Carroll County offers. Visit National Geographic ’s All Trails to learn more about what the Morgan Run Environmental Area has to offer on your next day off. You can also visit one of Associated Gun Club ’s ranges , or one of the multiple other gun ranges throughout the Carroll County area. Piney Run Park is one of Carroll County ’ s most popular destinations, offering 550 acres of forest, fields, and open spaces. The park features over 5 miles of hiking trails, and Piney Run Reservoir provides many water sporting opportunities, as well as other recreational facilities. There are playgrounds for the children, picnic areas for the entire family, and sports fields.