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Baltimore County, Maryland is the third most populous county in the state of Maryland. the county is located on the borders of the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Piedmont Plateau. The largest community in the county is Dundalk. Townson is the county seat and has been since 1854. The county is part of both the Baltimore Metro Area and the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area. The county has earned the nicknames of “The County” and “B-More County.” The county is known for it’s warm and friendly atmosphere.

The county spans 682 square miles, 598 square miles of land and 83 square miles of water. The local economy is anchored in government, education and healthcare. In 2016, was 816,026 and the population density was 1,390 people per square mile. In 2010, the median household income was $63,959 the median family income was $78,385 and the per capita income was $33,719. According to the 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the county, the top five employers in Baltimore County were the Social Security Administration, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore County, Med Star Franklin Square Medical Center and Townson University.

The earliest records of the developing county date back to January of 1659. The county was named for Cecil Calvert, the Second Baron of Baltimore. Calvert was the proprietor of the new colony in the province of Maryland. The official boundaries of the county were established by proclamation by Calvert in 1674. In 1816, the (independent) city of Baltimore split from the county to become an independent entity. Over the years, portions of the original lands have been chipped away to develop other counties and districts. Today, the county features many historic sites of local, state and national importance. Many of these sites appear on the National Register of Historic Places and are maintained by the National Park Service.

The county is home to five colleges and universities including, but not limited to,  the University of Maryland, Towson University and Stevenson University. It is also home to Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area and the Hampton National Historic Site. The youth of the county are served by the schools of the Baltimore County Public School System. The county also has a number of wonderful private educational institutions, like Calvert Hall College High School, Concordia Preparatory School, Our Lady of Grace School, Mount De Sales Academy, Baltimore Actors Theatre Conservatory and others.Many major roadways run through the county simplifying travels for commuters and visitors alike. Among these roads are I-70, I-83, I-95, I-95 and others. The county’s needs for public transportation are served by the Maryland Transit Authority, CSX Transportation, Amtrak, Metro Subway, Light Rail, buses and more.

It is a lively community with a number of entertaining and educational attractions like the American Visionary Art Museum, Autobahn Indoor Speedway, the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum,  B & O Railroad Museum, Earth Treks Climbing Center and more. Homes for sale range from  history to modern and from fixer-uppers to luxury homes. Other real estate options include properties like town homes and condominiums for lease and apartments and duplexes for rent. To begin your home search in Baltimore County, call local real estate agent (insert name here) today at (insert number here. Don’t hesitate to find the home of your dreams.

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      Baltimore County Schools

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