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Harford County, Maryland 

Harford County Community Review

 
 
Harford County, MD

 

Harford County, MD with a rich mix of rural and suburban developments is a community full of charm and history.  Just 25 miles north of Baltimore, world class venues and hometown heroes, and historic villains, call Harford home.














 

Just Facts

  • Established 1773

  • Named after Henry Harford 1759 - 1834 the illegitimate son of Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron of Baltimore

  • Three municipalities: Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace

  • County Seat is Bel Air

  • Population 248,622 as of 2012 Census and growing

  • Median age 39.4 years old

  • Average annual income $92K

  • Harford County was originally created from the eastern portion of Baltimore County


Housing Facts 2013

  • Number of  Zip codes: 24

  • Detached: Average Sold Price $301,588

  • Units Sold: 1,644

  • Attached: Average Sold Price $190,216

  • Units Sold: 1,034

  • Median Sold Price: $

  • Average Days on Market: 91

  • Avg Sold Price to Avg Original List Price Ratio: 94.5%

 
 

Top Three Professional Fields

  1. Federal Government

  2. Trade, Transportation and utilities

  3. Professional and business services


Top Five Employer

  1. Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)

  2. Upper Chesapeake Health

  3. Rite Aid Mid-Atlantic Customer Support Center

  4. Kohl’s

  5. Harford Community College


Harford  County Schools

Harford County Public Schools are ranked ninth of 25 districts.  The ratio of students per teacher is 13:9 and the county spends $12,504 per student (National Average $10,591). The Public School system is the ninth largest in the state with 32 Elementary Schools, 9 Middle Schools, 11 High Schools serving  38,200+ students pre-K through 12.  In addition, there are several private schools,  Harford Technical High School   and two colleges Harford Community College and The Beauty School Bel Air

 

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Recreation & Culture

Rock climbing, tubing, fishing picnicking, canoeing, hunting, hiking and repelling! Why not visit or live in Harford County MD! 6,732 Acres of parks including Rocks State Park among the first land The State of Maryland purchased for the expressed purpose of creating a park. The “King and Queen Seat” is an area believed to be a ceremonial gathering place for Susquehannock Indians.  

How about hiking or biking The Ma & Pa Trail? Formerly a stretch of vital functioning railroad between Baltimore, MD and York, PA, there is a lot of history and fun to be had here.

Do you like to golf? There are 6 public golf courses in Harford Co:

The Courses at APG : Exton Course or Ruggles Course

Bulle Rock

Geneva Farm Golf Course

Mountain Branch Golf Course

Wetlands Golf Club

Have lighthouses captured your heart? Concord Point Lighthouse was built in 1827. It’s one of the oldest lighthouses in continuous operation on the East Coast. It’s a wonderful venue for a wedding or local day trip so close to home.

 

There is also Ripken Stadium, The Liriodendron Mansion and Ladew Gardens! There is so much to do and see in Harford County, I’ve only scratched the surface. Visit Harford County, MD Office of  Tourism and you’ll Love it too!

A few more Pieces of History

Tudor Hall, located in Bel Air, is the birthplace of John Wilkes Booth, a stage actor who opposed the abolition of slavery. Booth is famous for the assassination of the 16th President  of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Tudor Hall is an interesting historical site, visit Spirits of Tudor Hall for more information.

The Conowingo Dam, 86 years as an energy source,  is an incredible environmental resource. The 9,000 acre reservoir is a treasure we need to appreciate. When it was completed in 1928 it was the second largest hydroelectric project by power output in the United States. Generating power, flood control, excellent fishing and birdwatching area. Did I mention the Bald Eagles? Go to Support Conowingo Dam and learn more now.

As you can see, I love Harford County, MD. 

 
 


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