Columbia is a census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States, and is one of the principal cities of the Baltimore metropolitan area and the Washington metropolitan area. It is a planned community consisting of 10 self-contained villages.
Money Magazine named Columbia the #1 Best Place to Live in the U.S. Close to both Baltimore and D.C., it is known for our flourishing business environment, quality education, outdoor activities, state-of-the-art community amenities, luxury residences, and popular mall.
For a city that’s just over half a century old, Columbia has contributed a number of famous (and a few infamous) names to the cultural discussion. It’s notable people include authors like Michael Chabon and Laura Lippman, cartoonists like Frank Cho and Aaron McGruder, athletes like Steve Lombardozzi Jr. AND Senior, as well as Redskins linebacker Zach Brown. Columbia’s most famous son is conveniently tied to it’s storied past. Academy Award nominated actor Edward Norton is the grandson of Columbia’s founder James Rouse!
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