Rural Carroll County’s bedroom communities tucked between rolling hills and cornfields dotted with little white churches and big red barns offer plenty of green space for everyone. Convenient to Baltimore and just 90 minutes from DC, Carroll County is a great escape from big city life. That certainly doesn’t mean boredom, though. With the city of Westminster at its heart, Carroll County houses a historic district, shopping centers, restaurants, wineries, nature preserves, golf courses, Liberty reservoir, Carroll Arts Center, the Carroll County Farm Museum, and more. Events like a Memorial Day Parade down Main Street and July 4th fireworks at the Farm Museum keep a small-town feel despite a growing population.

Popular community choices include: Eldersburg, Hampstead, Manchester, Mount Airy, New Windsor, Sykesville, Taneytown, Union Bridge, Upperco, and Westminster.