Carroll County Maryland A true American community.
American because it is steeped in American history, serving as the setting to major events in the American Civil War.
American because the town itself was named after famed signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll.
American because it was once home to notable citizens like Francis Scott Key and Whittaker Chambers and currently houses numerous properties on the National Register of Historic Places.
American because it has involved citizens that are passionate about protecting its historical prevalence in American history. The Carroll County Historical Society is one such effort, dedicated to research projects, exhibitions, publications and community outreach programs.
American because it boasts numerous agribusinesses that still rely on Carroll County’s American soil. It even boasts an Agricultural Center that serves as the region's premier location for rodeos, livestock and equestrian outings, live music and entertainment shows, the Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair, and more. Along the same lines, the Carroll County Farm Museum is filled with country charm and allows its visitors to really take a step back to a simpler time.
Bringing the Past to Meet the Present
The county has become increasingly suburban in recent years. With the influx of families, education became progressively more important. Carroll County not only boasts a good public school system , but also a handful of highly regarded private schools.
More forward-thinking than ever is Carroll County’s investment in sustainable living. The Heartland Sustainable Living Fair, held in Westminster Maryland, is a huge annual event dedicated to promoting a more eco-friendly lifestyle for the Marylanders of the present and the future.
At the seat of Carroll County is the town of Westminster, Maryland. Within easy reach of Maryland's largest cities (35 miles northwest of Baltimore; 32 miles east of Frederick; 56 miles north of Washington, DC; 57 miles northwest of Annapolis; and 60 miles south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), Westminster serves as the ideal combination between city and country.
Unlike a city, Westminster Real Estate is filled with single family homes. Homes of varying price ranges are set in more established neighborhoods and newer developments. With that said, Westminster Real Estate offers opportunities for all types of families and individuals. Various Multi-family dwellings come in the form of apartment complexes in the outlying areas of the city.
With a growing population on its way to 20,000, it continues to bring in city-like amenities to serve its residents. A budding Downtown Westminster houses unique shopping, dining, and cultural experiences. An artistic culture emerges with the help of the Carroll County Arts Council , while the state-of-the-art Carroll Arts Center hosts a variety of concerts, films, lectures, plays and recital throughout the year.
An appreciation of all types of cuisine is served by its many restaurants and vendors - from an authentic Irish pub, to a fresh farmers market. Best of all, there is never a shortage of things to do because Westminster sets the stage for Carroll County's largest events – from the Fall Fest, Flower and Jazz Festival and Art in the Park, to traditional celebrations for Memorial Day, Halloween and Holidays.
Westminster is also home to McDaniel College, a private four year liberal arts and sciences college that brings in forward-thinking minds from all over the country and beyond.
History will always be a large part of this charming community, but that doesn’t mean that Carroll County does not embrace the future. They may not go head first, but they go in with the grace and ease of a charming, still slightly old fashioned, American town.