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    Columbia is a planned community in Howard County that sits roughly halfway between the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Established in 1967 by the developer James Rouse, who also oversaw the revitilization of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Columbia today has nearly 100,000 thousand residents living in ten self-contained villages. Each village emulates a small town with its own schools, community center, recreation facilities, and extensive path systems.

    Though not incorporated, the Columbia Association serves as a large-scale homeowners association and de facto government. Columbia is home to the outdoor concert venue Merriweather Post Pavilion.
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    • Merriweather Post Pavilion
      0.63 Km from Columbia
      Merriweather Post Pavilion is an outdoor concert venue located within Symphony Woods, a 40-acre (162,000-m²) lot of preserved land in the heart of the planned community of Columbia, Maryland. In 2010, Merriweather was named the second best amphitheater in the United States by Billboard magazine. The venue was also ranked as the fourth best amphitheater in the United States by Rolling Stone in 2013.
    • The Mall in Columbia
      1.25 Km from Columbia
      The Mall in Columbia, also known as the Columbia Mall, or The Mall, is the central shopping mall for the planned community of Columbia, Maryland, United States. It has five anchor department stores (Sears, JCPenney, Nordstrom, Macy's, and Lord & Taylor) and over 200 specialty stores. It includes a 14-screen AMC Theatres. The mall is located in the Town Center area of the city and attracts shoppers from surrounding counties in Maryland.
    • Wilde Lake High School
      1.82 Km from Columbia
    • Thomas Viaduct
      The Thomas Viaduct spans the Patapsco River and Patapsco Valley between Relay and Elkridge, Maryland, USA. It was commissioned by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O); built between July 4, 1833, and July 4, 1835; and named for Philip E. Thomas, the company's first president. At its completion, the Thomas Viaduct was the largest bridge in the United States and the country's first multi-span masonry railroad bridge to be built on a curve. It remains the world's oldest multiple arched stone r...
    • Elkridge Furnace Complex
      13.63 Km from Columbia
      The Elkridge Furnace Complex is a historic iron works located on approximately 16 acres (6.5 ha) at Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland.
    • Spring Grove Hospital Center
      13.73 Km from Columbia
      Spring Grove Hospital Center, formerly known as Spring Grove State Hospital, is a psychiatric hospital located in the Baltimore, Maryland suburb of Catonsville. Founded in 1797, Spring Grove Mental Hospital is the second oldest continuously operating psychiatric hospital in the United States. Today, the hospital operates 426 beds and has approximately 800 admissions and discharges a year. Service lines include adult and adolescent acute psychiatric admissions, long term inpatient care, medical-p...
    • The Gardens Ice House
      14.86 Km from Columbia
      The Gardens Ice House is a privately operated skating and fitness facility in Laurel, Maryland. Built on Fairland Regional Park land, the venue features an Olympic ice rink, two NHL rinks (the third of these added on January 1, 1999), and since November 2013, an outdoor mini-rink. The Gardens is a public-private partnership between the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Top Shelf Development. The facility hosts the Mid Atlantic Skating School, Gardens Figure Skating Club,...
    • Potomac Curling Club
      14.90 Km from Columbia
    • Brookeville Academy
      17.22 Km from Columbia
      The Brookeville Academy is located in the heart of the Historic District in Brookeville Maryland, a town located twenty miles (32 km) north of Washington, D.C. and two miles (3 km) north of Olney in northeastern Montgomery County, Maryland. It was built in 1810 as one of the first private schools in Montgomery County, Maryland. Now, fully restored, it serves as a unique community center suitable for meetings, social and cultural events. It is located in the Brookeville Historic District, which s...
    • Linwood Center
      17.37 Km from Columbia
      Linwood is a historic home located at Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland, United States. The seventeen room brick house was built by slave labor in the early 1800s. It was opened in 1955 by Jeanne M. Simmons as the Linwood Center for Disturbed Children with 14 day care students and 10 residents. Children would stay for an average of three years of treatment. In 2012 the center built a $6.5 million expansion to increase autism services to 70 children. The Howard County School System reduced i...

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    • Center for Brain & Neuro Care
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      Center for Brain & Neuro Care 7625 Maple Lawn Blvd #260, Fulton, MD 20759, USA
    • Laurel
      Laurel, Maryland is located along the banks of the Patuxent River between Washington D.C. and Baltimore Maryland in Prince Georges County, one of twenty three counties in Maryland.
      Laurel was first settled in the early 1800's as a cotton mill town. The town was incorporated in 1870 and reincorporated in 1890 to coincide with a new electric power plant and paved streets.
      Laurel, MD, USA
    • 804 N Hammonds Ferry Rd
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      804 N Hammonds Ferry Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090, USA
    • 714 Dorol Ct
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      714 Dorol Ct, Severn, MD 21144, USA
    • Bowie
      Bowie has grown from a small railroad town to become Maryland’s fifth largest city by population, and third largest city by area. It features a number of historical mansions and houses. Old Town Bowie is small, but it has a number of nice antique shops.

      Bowie is located about 17 miles from the center of Washington, DC. It is relatively to reach Washington from Bowie, which helps make it an appealing place to live.
      Bowie, MD, USA
    • Baltimore
      Baltimore hits a happy medium between the hectic frigidity of the Northeast and the lazy mugginess of the South. It has a homey, blue-collar atmosphere, much like Philadelphia or Boston, that is universally appealing. Known as 'Charm City,' Baltimore is unique and endearing in many ways.

      It can even claim to be home to the Star Spangled Banner. Literally: this is the city where Francis Scott Key first wrote the song that’s droned through before every major sporting event. The city has a long and impressive history, having once fought the first of the British invaders as the location of the opening shots of the American Civil War, as well as being at the very core of the American Civil Rights movement.

      These days the history still shines through a pleasant modern façade, especially at spots like Fort McHenry, a key defensive location against a British naval attack in 1812. The cannons still line the harbor wall, while the surrounding area still consists of many of the cobbled, thin and winding streets that were found here a century ago. Stopping for a local beer or two in the old-world pubs around the waterfront makes for an unusual and impressive Baltimore experience.

      Foodies will quickly fall in love with Lexington Market, a spot where the cuisine is pointedly off the wall, and includes a ‘pit beef sandwich’ (pit beef is cooked for 24 hours in a hole in the ground) served with horse radish, local seafood including crab and eels, and lake trout, which is neither a trout nor from the lake, but does taste good. You could quickly fall in love with local Baltimore cuisine: this is a real weight gain holiday. You can wash all the impressive foodstuffs down with an array of local craft beer, too.

      The trendy neighborhood of Fell's Point has long been a hot spot for restaurants, nightclubs and art galleries; more recently, Federal Hill and Canton have joined it in attracting a diverse crowd of locals.

      Throw in an impressive zoo, a vast selection of museums (including the intensely eccentric American Visionary Arts Museum) and one of the most progressive outlooks on life of any American city and plenty see Baltimore as an essential part of any American travel experience.

      Hop on the water taxi through the bay, make the most of an unusually well maintained and old-world selection of history and revel in the independence of a city that’s culturally refined and interesting around almost every corner.
      Baltimore, MD, USA
    • 1300 W Mt Royal Ave
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      1300 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA
    • Doctors Community Hospital
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      Doctors Community Hospital Goddard, MD 20706, USA
    • College Park
      College Park is an incorporated city in Prince George's County in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Officially established in 1945, the community grew up around the old Maryland Agricultural College that was founded in 1856. Today it is home to the main campus of the University of Maryland (the successor to the Agricultural College), the largest campus in both the state of Maryland and the Washington metropolitan region.

      Byrd Stadium and the Comcast Center on campus host the university football and basketball teams respectively. The Terrapins (or Terps for short) basketball team won the national championship in 2002. College Park is also home to a branch of the National Archives, the College Park Aviation Museum, and the National Museum of Language.
      College Park, MD, USA
    • 600 N Wolfe St #1008
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      600 N Wolfe St #1008, Baltimore, MD 4922, USA

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    Graphic showing average weather in Columbia in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 1 99.5 33.8 39.2
    Feb 1.5 89.4 34.7 35.2
    Mar 5.9 98.9 42.6 38.9
    Apr 11.3 93.3 52.3 36.7
    May 17.3 103 63.1 40.6
    Jun 21.8 105.7 71.2 41.6
    Jul 24.3 112.5 75.7 44.3
    Aug 23.1 124.5 73.6 49
    Sep 19.7 93.2 67.5 36.7
    Oct 13.6 84.4 56.5 33.2
    Nov 7.4 80.3 45.3 31.6
    Dec 1.9 91.1 35.4 35.9

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