THINGS TO DO
Residents can take part in Elkridge Days and Parade; visit the Howard County Farmers Market or the Annual Howard County Fair in nearby Ellicott City; or visit B&O Railroad Museum, completed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1830, the oldest surviving railroad station in America. Baltimore boasts over one hundred annual community festivals and events; famous museums such as the Baltimore Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center also top the list of places to visit. Downtown is home to Harborplace and Camden Yards, while the Inner Harbor offers a booming nightlife, unique shopping and charming restaurants, with lively arts and culture around every turn.
Elkridge is served by the Howard County Public School District. Public schools include Rockburn Elementary School, Elkridge Elementary School, Bellows Spring Elementary School, Deep Run Elementary School, Elkridge Landing Middle School, Mayfield Woods Middle School and Long Reach High School. Faith Bible Church Academy and Norbel School serve as the area private schools. Higher education is offered by the nearby Catonsville Community College, University of Maryland – Baltimore County, John Hopkins University, and Loyola University, to name a few.
The local economy is strong, bolstered by its geographical location for shipping and transportation as well as the service and healthcare industries. Baltimore remains strong in the service sector, in fields such as law, finance, medicine, hospitality, entertainment, maritime commerce and health. High-technology, retail and tourism have also created new jobs. Baltimore is an established center of medicine and biosciences, serving as a national headquarters for advanced medical treatment and research with two pioneering teaching hospitals, Johns Hopkins Hospital and University Hospital at the University of Maryland.
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