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144 Apartments for rent in Ellicott City, MD

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Check out 144 verified apartments for rent in Ellicott City, MD with rents starting as low as $1200. Some apartments for rent in Ellicott City might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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13 Units Available
The Elms at Falls Run
8401 Oakton Ln
Ellicott City, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,534
603 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,790
1107 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,289
1250 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 05:38 AM
The beautiful and secluded community offers residents a tennis court, hot tub, clubhouse, pool and 24-hour gym. Apartments equipped with fireplaces and in-unit laundry. Route 100 also provides easy access to just about everything.
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26 Units Available
The Elms at Montjoy
4900 Walking Stick Rd
Ellicott City, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,700
905 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,967
1230 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,508
1520 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 05:38 AM
Modern living within minutes of Highway 100. Planned community with a pool, fitness center and clubhouse. Pet-friendly property. In-unit amenities include fireplace, walk-in closets and laundry. Garages available.
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6 Units Available
The Wexley at 100
6081 Otterbein Lane
Ellicott City, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,710
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,110
1116 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 20 at 03:44 AM
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8 Units Available
Orchard Meadows Apartment Homes
3421 Sonia Trail
Ellicott City, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,805
853 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
957 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 03:44 AM
1-2 bedroom apartments in Ellicott City with easy access to Baltimore and Washington, DC, via major thoroughfares. Pet-friendly community with pool, fitness center, fire pit and yoga studio. Access to Columbia Pike and Kaiser Park.
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15 Units Available
Ellicott Grove Apartments
3005 Oak Green Cir
Ellicott City, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,485
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
967 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 03:44 AM
Near downtown Baltimore, these apartment homes boast spacious layouts, in-home laundry and plentiful closet space. Community amenities include a pool, a gym and a fire pit. Just off Baltimore National Pike, minutes from Columbia Pike.
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3 Units Available
Townes at Pine Orchard
3252 Pine Orchard Ln
Ellicott City, MD
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,020
2000 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 03:44 AM
The Townes at Pine Orchard is a community located in Ellicott City, MD. These spacious new units feature washer/dryer hookups, plenty of natural light and granite countertops. Located just five miles from local commuter bus routes.
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Alta at Regency Crest
3305 Oak West Dr
Ellicott City, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,795
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,999
1194 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 20 at 03:43 AM
Modern community with updated amenities including a picnic area, business center, clubhouse, and pool. New fitness center. Stunning interior furnishings, including high ceilings, hardwood floors, and large closets. Furnished.
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Kaiser Park
8120 Randolph Way
Ellicott City, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,790
1065 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,634
1920 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 03:43 AM
Near Highway 40, shops and restaurants. Community features two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom townhomes. Residences come with air conditioning, in-unit laundry and GE kitchen appliances. Common amenities include a coffee bar, clubhouse, pool and playground.
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19 Units Available
Orchard Park
3113 Pine Orchard Ln
Ellicott City, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,369
925 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,694
1173 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 20 at 03:43 AM
Near shopping and parks. Recently renovated one- to three-bedroom apartments and townhomes with fireplaces, granite counters, stainless steel kitchen appliances, and walk-in closets. Community has 24-hour maintenance, along with a clubhouse, gym and internet cafe.
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Charleston Place
3182 Normandy Woods Dr
Ellicott City, MD
1 Bedroom
$1,210
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,303
987 sqft
Last updated October 15 at 09:39 PM
One- and two-bedroom renovated apartments with rich, mocha maple cabinetry. Located between I-70 and I-95 in the historic, close-knit community of Ellicott City. Complex boasts clubhouse and fitness center overlooking the pool.
1 Unit Available
3815 Old Columbia Pike
3815 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
1300 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:29 AM
Available now.Historic stone home in Ellicott City Historic District! Enjoy historic charm with exposed stone and original structural timbers while living with modern amenities.
1 Unit Available
10355 WAVERLY WOODS DRIVE
10355 Waverly Woods Drive
Ellicott City, MD
5 Bedrooms
$3,500
3262 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:18 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 10355 WAVERLY WOODS DRIVE in Ellicott City. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
8619 ENOCH PRATT DRIVE
8619 Enoch Pratt Drive
Ellicott City, MD
3 Bedrooms
$2,450
1980 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:18 AM
3 Level townhome located in Ellicott Crossing with spacious living room, gleaming hardwoods in the open dining room and kitchen. Kitchen is the perfect social hub when entertaining.
1 Unit Available
3418 COVENTRY COURT DRIVE
3418 Coventry Court Drive
Ellicott City, MD
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
1416 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:18 AM
This is a large 4 bedroom, 2 full bath duplex with a separate dining room, wall-to-wall carpet and a huge backyard! Close to food, shopping & commuter routes.
1 Unit Available
2005 CRESCENT MOON COURT
2005 Crescent Moon Court
Ellicott City, MD
4 Bedrooms
$3,100
3023 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:18 AM
AVAILABLE 12/1/20. Spacious 4 Bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse in Waverly Woods. Large eat in kitchen, beautiful hardwoods on main floor. Open living spaces with plenty of light! Large master bedroom and bath. Finished basement.
1 Unit Available
2032 CRESCENT MOON COURT
2032 Crescent Moon Court
Ellicott City, MD
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
2548 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:18 AM
Available 9/28/20. Luxurious and spacious 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse in the Enclave at Waverly Woods. Plenty of living space including finished basement, deck, 2 car garage, family room, recreation room.
1 Unit Available
8492 FREDERICK ROAD
8492 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:18 AM
Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath town home in Historic Ellicott City. Hardwood floors. Great location, walking distance to restaurants and shops. No smoking. Pets considered.
1 Unit Available
2129 HARROW DRIVE
2129 Harrow Drive
Ellicott City, MD
3 Bedrooms
$2,750
2489 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:18 AM
Come see this beautiful townhome for rent in Waverly Woods! This 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Bath end unit boasts gleaming hardwood floors throughout the main level, as well as an open floor plan with plenty of natural light.
1 Unit Available
3215 HALCYON COURT
3215 Halcyon Court
Ellicott City, MD
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
2440 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:18 AM
BRIGHT, OPEN AND SPACIOUS, GARAGE TOWNHOUSE, MAIN LEVEL HARDWOOD FLOOR, DECK, FINISHED BASEMENT WITH WALKOUT.
1 Unit Available
8905 FREDERICK ROAD
8905 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
2548 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:18 AM
IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! 1+ acre private lot with 4 bed, 2 bath rancher in CENTENNIAL school district! Recently Finished Basement with heat pump, water heater, 4th bed, 2nd full bath, den/office, family room and outside entrance! Recent windows &
1 Unit Available
4028 OVERLOOK DRIVE
4028 Overlook Drive
Ellicott City, MD
4 Bedrooms
$2,950
2496 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:18 AM
Welcome to Ellicott City! Sought after Howard County Schools and steps from the Historic District. This 2006 Trinity Homes built Cypress Spring model boasts 2500 square feet of living space above grade, 4 spacious bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
1 Unit Available
4701 HALE HAVEN DRIVE
4701 Hale Haven Drive
Ellicott City, MD
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1550 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 07:18 AM
Don't miss out on this spacious Split Foyer with plenty of parking, This home features an open living room, eat-in kitchen with tons of cabinet space, a sun room off the kitchen and rear deck, 2 bedrooms on the main level with a full bathroom, a
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9614 TORINO ROAD
9614 Torino Road
Ellicott City, MD | Dorsey Search
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
2000 sqft
Last updated August 20 at 10:26 PM
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Alister Town Center
5331 Columbia Rd
Columbia, MD | Fairway Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,502
801 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,698
995 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,390
1107 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 06:42 AM
The Mall in Columbia and Town Center Village are easily accessible from this property. Residents can play a round at Fairway Hills Golf Course. Units have fireplaces and walk-in closets. Onsite clubhouse and gym provided.
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How much is rent in Ellicott City?
In Ellicott City, the median rent is $1,394 for a studio, $1,383 for a 1-bedroom, $1,751 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,381 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Ellicott City, check out our monthly Ellicott City Rent Report.
How much is rent in Ellicott City?
In Ellicott City, the median rent is $1,394 for a studio, $1,383 for a 1-bedroom, $1,751 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,381 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Ellicott City, check out our monthly Ellicott City Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Ellicott City?
You can filter cheap apartments in Ellicott City by price: under $1,400, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Ellicott City?
You can filter cheap apartments in Ellicott City by price: under $1,400, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Ellicott City?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Ellicott City apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Ellicott City apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Ellicott City properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Ellicott City properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Ellicott City?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Ellicott City.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Ellicott City.
How can I find off-campus housing in Ellicott City?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Ellicott City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Towson University, Baltimore City Community College, University of Baltimore, Coppin State University, and Goucher College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Ellicott City?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Ellicott City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Towson University, Baltimore City Community College, University of Baltimore, Coppin State University, and Goucher College.

Median Rent in Ellicott City

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Ellicott City is $1,383, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,751.
Studio
$1,394
1 Bed
$1,383
2 Beds
$1,751
3+ Beds
$2,381

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Ellicott City
Ellicott City: George Washington slept here. So did Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Robert E. Lee, H.L. Mencken and Washington Irving. Scores of historical figures have stopped by Ellicott City; whos next?
Ellicott City: George Washington slept here. So did Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Robert E. Lee, H.L. Mencken and Washington Irving. Scores of historical figures have stopped by Ellicott City; whos next?

Consistently ranked by Money Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Best Places to Live" along with its sister city, Columbia, Ellicott City is lauded for its rich history, charming downtown, arts and cultural offerings, variety of housing options, and thriving job market. A diverse demographic of workers from the Fort Meade Army base and National Security Agency are joined by commuters to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., both of which are within an hours drive or train ride. Throw in affordable housing and excellent schools, and Ellicott City, one of the nations most prosperous towns, becomes an ideal living environment for its population of nearly 70,000. Why not become a part of it?

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Moving to Ellicott City

Considering the affluence of its population and its longtime reputation as a desirable place to live, Ellicott City has an astounding number of available options for potential residents, ranging from apartments for rent to homes for rent, as well as plenty of home ownership and rent to own opportunities. Many home shoppers struggle with the choice between Columbia and Ellicott City, both of which share similar features and reputations. Taking the time to educate yourself about the finer points among these two planned communities can help you narrow down your options.

While the mean cost of living in Ellicott City is slightly higher than the national average, living here is still considered a deal. After all, four prominent mentions--peaking at 2nd place in 2010, and hovering at 8th as of 2012--as a "Top Place to Live" by Money Magazine, hold some serious sway. So while you likely wont have to drain your childs retirement fund to move here, your savings account will likely take a small hit. Its a strong housing market, so at least you can think of it as a solid investment.

Theres no particular ebb and flow related to college students or seasonality here, so any time is a great time to start your apartment or home search in Ellicott City. Just give yourself enough lead time to figure out where you want to live and how much you want to spend before hitting the open houses.

Ellicott City is a desirable place to live, and an increasing number of families have their eyes on moving here; they may also have their eyes on the same apartment for rent or home as you do. Be sure to have all your ducks in a row before starting your house hunt--credit information, proof of income, reference contacts, etc.--so if you have to move fast, youre ready. Also, know just how much you are prepared to spend. In the heat of a bidding war, things can move pretty fast. Protect yourself from that middle-of-the-night gasp-worthy moment when you realize you bought the home of your dreams at a price tag you cant afford by setting a budget in advance, and then sticking to it.

Moving to Ellicott City
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Considering the affluence of its population and its longtime reputation as a desirable place to live, Ellicott City has an astounding number of available options for potential residents, ranging from apartments for rent to homes for rent, as well as plenty of home ownership and rent to own opportunities. Many home shoppers struggle with the choice between Columbia and Ellicott City, both of which share similar features and reputations. Taking the time to educate yourself about the finer points among these two planned communities can help you narrow down your options.

While the mean cost of living in Ellicott City is slightly higher than the national average, living here is still considered a deal. After all, four prominent mentions--peaking at 2nd place in 2010, and hovering at 8th as of 2012--as a "Top Place to Live" by Money Magazine, hold some serious sway. So while you likely wont have to drain your childs retirement fund to move here, your savings account will likely take a small hit. Its a strong housing market, so at least you can think of it as a solid investment.

Theres no particular ebb and flow related to college students or seasonality here, so any time is a great time to start your apartment or home search in Ellicott City. Just give yourself enough lead time to figure out where you want to live and how much you want to spend before hitting the open houses.

Ellicott City is a desirable place to live, and an increasing number of families have their eyes on moving here; they may also have their eyes on the same apartment for rent or home as you do. Be sure to have all your ducks in a row before starting your house hunt--credit information, proof of income, reference contacts, etc.--so if you have to move fast, youre ready. Also, know just how much you are prepared to spend. In the heat of a bidding war, things can move pretty fast. Protect yourself from that middle-of-the-night gasp-worthy moment when you realize you bought the home of your dreams at a price tag you cant afford by setting a budget in advance, and then sticking to it.

Neighborhoods in Ellicott City

Residents of Ellicott City are committed to preserving the beauty of their unique communities, as well as their close-knit way of life. New residents can easily make friends and integrate into their new communities, thanks to a number of community groups, newsletters, gatherings and other resources that seek to unify neighbors into communities. Some popular Ellicott City neighborhoods include:

Long Gate: This suburban neighborhood is just outside the now-decorative gates of neighbor Columbia, and consists primarily of townhouses and single family homes. Walk to the Long Gate Shopping Center, or hop in the car to get to Historic Ellicott Avid shopper can head over to the Columbia Mall and the Arundel Mills Outlet Mall to blow some cash. $$$

Brampton Hills:With a long list of neighborhood events including everything from a Summer Farewell Party to a Halloween "Boo" Chain, Brampton Hills is a delightful place for families to call home. Featuring diverse properties including historic homes and new construction, families with a big enough bank account can find the home of their dreams here in an appealing community. $$$

Wheatfield:Despite, or perhaps because of, its fair share of battles within the past few years--related to school redistricting and construction projects--residents of Wheatfield enjoy a unique sense of community and tight-knit connections with neighbors, allowing them to rise above the local noise.$$$

Taylor Village:Combining a great location and well-built homes, Taylor Village offers homeowners an ideal, family-centered location with plenty of amenities and valuable open space thanks to careful preservation planning.$$$

Dunloggin:Sought-after Dunloggin features 950 homes as well as adjacent green spaces. While not part of Historic Ellicott City, community members delight in its nearby offerings.$$$$

Neighborhoods in Ellicott City
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Residents of Ellicott City are committed to preserving the beauty of their unique communities, as well as their close-knit way of life. New residents can easily make friends and integrate into their new communities, thanks to a number of community groups, newsletters, gatherings and other resources that seek to unify neighbors into communities. Some popular Ellicott City neighborhoods include:

Long Gate: This suburban neighborhood is just outside the now-decorative gates of neighbor Columbia, and consists primarily of townhouses and single family homes. Walk to the Long Gate Shopping Center, or hop in the car to get to Historic Ellicott Avid shopper can head over to the Columbia Mall and the Arundel Mills Outlet Mall to blow some cash. $$$

Brampton Hills:With a long list of neighborhood events including everything from a Summer Farewell Party to a Halloween "Boo" Chain, Brampton Hills is a delightful place for families to call home. Featuring diverse properties including historic homes and new construction, families with a big enough bank account can find the home of their dreams here in an appealing community. $$$

Wheatfield:Despite, or perhaps because of, its fair share of battles within the past few years--related to school redistricting and construction projects--residents of Wheatfield enjoy a unique sense of community and tight-knit connections with neighbors, allowing them to rise above the local noise.$$$

Taylor Village:Combining a great location and well-built homes, Taylor Village offers homeowners an ideal, family-centered location with plenty of amenities and valuable open space thanks to careful preservation planning.$$$

Dunloggin:Sought-after Dunloggin features 950 homes as well as adjacent green spaces. While not part of Historic Ellicott City, community members delight in its nearby offerings.$$$$

Living in Ellicott City

Ellicott City offers something for everyone, including a historic downtown destination delighting antique hunters, foodies and strolling enthusiasts alike, as well as an abundance of cultural and recreational activities. These things come at a financial cost, although not to the degree you might expect. Residents of Ellicott City consider living in this appealing town to be a worthwhile investment in quality of living.

Charge up your Proton Packs, because Ellicott City claims the unique distinction of being one of the east coasts most haunted towns. Tourists and residents alike enjoy guided Ghost Tours of historic sites believed by locals to be centers of paranormal activity, from the oldEllicottCity Firehouse to the B&O railroad bridge.

While Ellicott City is located below the Mason-Dixon line, residents still enjoy all four seasons. "Enjoy" may be pushing it when it comes to the hot, humid and rainy summers, but fall and spring are generally appealing, and winter brings occasional snow. You may be able to get away without snow boots in Ellicott City, but rainboots are a must have, with between three and five inches of rainfall every month.

Flood insurance is a popular--and wise--investment around the parts if you are looking to buy a home, particularly in the Historic District. The towns waterfront location makes it a prime candidate for weather-related flooding; residents still talk about when Hurricane Agnes put Main Street underwater just over 40 years ago.

Howard Countys public schools, of which Ellicott City is a part, are rated 2nd among Maryland public schools, so kids can get a premier education on your tax dime. In recent years, the city has undergone some controversial redistricting hubbubs so be sure to do your research in advance if you have your heart set on a certain school as the times may be achanging.

In Ellicott City, youre not only paying for unofficial membership in a great community, but also for premier access to downtown Baltimore (11 miles) and Washington, DC (30 miles). Both 40E and I-95 are just a hop, skip and a jump away. While Historic Ellicott City is immensely walkable, having a car is instrumental to getting around outside this main street area. And whether you work in town or join the throng of northbound or southbound commuters, you are certain to be in good company in Ellicott City.

Living in Ellicott City
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Ellicott City offers something for everyone, including a historic downtown destination delighting antique hunters, foodies and strolling enthusiasts alike, as well as an abundance of cultural and recreational activities. These things come at a financial cost, although not to the degree you might expect. Residents of Ellicott City consider living in this appealing town to be a worthwhile investment in quality of living.

Charge up your Proton Packs, because Ellicott City claims the unique distinction of being one of the east coasts most haunted towns. Tourists and residents alike enjoy guided Ghost Tours of historic sites believed by locals to be centers of paranormal activity, from the oldEllicottCity Firehouse to the B&O railroad bridge.

While Ellicott City is located below the Mason-Dixon line, residents still enjoy all four seasons. "Enjoy" may be pushing it when it comes to the hot, humid and rainy summers, but fall and spring are generally appealing, and winter brings occasional snow. You may be able to get away without snow boots in Ellicott City, but rainboots are a must have, with between three and five inches of rainfall every month.

Flood insurance is a popular--and wise--investment around the parts if you are looking to buy a home, particularly in the Historic District. The towns waterfront location makes it a prime candidate for weather-related flooding; residents still talk about when Hurricane Agnes put Main Street underwater just over 40 years ago.

Howard Countys public schools, of which Ellicott City is a part, are rated 2nd among Maryland public schools, so kids can get a premier education on your tax dime. In recent years, the city has undergone some controversial redistricting hubbubs so be sure to do your research in advance if you have your heart set on a certain school as the times may be achanging.

In Ellicott City, youre not only paying for unofficial membership in a great community, but also for premier access to downtown Baltimore (11 miles) and Washington, DC (30 miles). Both 40E and I-95 are just a hop, skip and a jump away. While Historic Ellicott City is immensely walkable, having a car is instrumental to getting around outside this main street area. And whether you work in town or join the throng of northbound or southbound commuters, you are certain to be in good company in Ellicott City.

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Ellicott City
Ellicott City: George Washington slept here. So did Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Robert E. Lee, H.L. Mencken and Washington Irving. Scores of historical figures have stopped by Ellicott City; whos next?
Ellicott City: George Washington slept here. So did Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Robert E. Lee, H.L. Mencken and Washington Irving. Scores of historical figures have stopped by Ellicott City; whos next?

Consistently ranked by Money Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Best Places to Live" along with its sister city, Columbia, Ellicott City is lauded for its rich history, charming downtown, arts and cultural offerings, variety of housing options, and thriving job market. A diverse demographic of workers from the Fort Meade Army base and National Security Agency are joined by commuters to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., both of which are within an hours drive or train ride. Throw in affordable housing and excellent schools, and Ellicott City, one of the nations most prosperous towns, becomes an ideal living environment for its population of nearly 70,000. Why not become a part of it?

Having trouble with Craigslist Ellicott City? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Moving to Ellicott City

Considering the affluence of its population and its longtime reputation as a desirable place to live, Ellicott City has an astounding number of available options for potential residents, ranging from apartments for rent to homes for rent, as well as plenty of home ownership and rent to own opportunities. Many home shoppers struggle with the choice between Columbia and Ellicott City, both of which share similar features and reputations. Taking the time to educate yourself about the finer points among these two planned communities can help you narrow down your options.

While the mean cost of living in Ellicott City is slightly higher than the national average, living here is still considered a deal. After all, four prominent mentions--peaking at 2nd place in 2010, and hovering at 8th as of 2012--as a "Top Place to Live" by Money Magazine, hold some serious sway. So while you likely wont have to drain your childs retirement fund to move here, your savings account will likely take a small hit. Its a strong housing market, so at least you can think of it as a solid investment.

Theres no particular ebb and flow related to college students or seasonality here, so any time is a great time to start your apartment or home search in Ellicott City. Just give yourself enough lead time to figure out where you want to live and how much you want to spend before hitting the open houses.

Ellicott City is a desirable place to live, and an increasing number of families have their eyes on moving here; they may also have their eyes on the same apartment for rent or home as you do. Be sure to have all your ducks in a row before starting your house hunt--credit information, proof of income, reference contacts, etc.--so if you have to move fast, youre ready. Also, know just how much you are prepared to spend. In the heat of a bidding war, things can move pretty fast. Protect yourself from that middle-of-the-night gasp-worthy moment when you realize you bought the home of your dreams at a price tag you cant afford by setting a budget in advance, and then sticking to it.

Moving to Ellicott City
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Considering the affluence of its population and its longtime reputation as a desirable place to live, Ellicott City has an astounding number of available options for potential residents, ranging from apartments for rent to homes for rent, as well as plenty of home ownership and rent to own opportunities. Many home shoppers struggle with the choice between Columbia and Ellicott City, both of which share similar features and reputations. Taking the time to educate yourself about the finer points among these two planned communities can help you narrow down your options.

While the mean cost of living in Ellicott City is slightly higher than the national average, living here is still considered a deal. After all, four prominent mentions--peaking at 2nd place in 2010, and hovering at 8th as of 2012--as a "Top Place to Live" by Money Magazine, hold some serious sway. So while you likely wont have to drain your childs retirement fund to move here, your savings account will likely take a small hit. Its a strong housing market, so at least you can think of it as a solid investment.

Theres no particular ebb and flow related to college students or seasonality here, so any time is a great time to start your apartment or home search in Ellicott City. Just give yourself enough lead time to figure out where you want to live and how much you want to spend before hitting the open houses.

Ellicott City is a desirable place to live, and an increasing number of families have their eyes on moving here; they may also have their eyes on the same apartment for rent or home as you do. Be sure to have all your ducks in a row before starting your house hunt--credit information, proof of income, reference contacts, etc.--so if you have to move fast, youre ready. Also, know just how much you are prepared to spend. In the heat of a bidding war, things can move pretty fast. Protect yourself from that middle-of-the-night gasp-worthy moment when you realize you bought the home of your dreams at a price tag you cant afford by setting a budget in advance, and then sticking to it.

Neighborhoods in Ellicott City

Residents of Ellicott City are committed to preserving the beauty of their unique communities, as well as their close-knit way of life. New residents can easily make friends and integrate into their new communities, thanks to a number of community groups, newsletters, gatherings and other resources that seek to unify neighbors into communities. Some popular Ellicott City neighborhoods include:

Long Gate: This suburban neighborhood is just outside the now-decorative gates of neighbor Columbia, and consists primarily of townhouses and single family homes. Walk to the Long Gate Shopping Center, or hop in the car to get to Historic Ellicott Avid shopper can head over to the Columbia Mall and the Arundel Mills Outlet Mall to blow some cash. $$$

Brampton Hills:With a long list of neighborhood events including everything from a Summer Farewell Party to a Halloween "Boo" Chain, Brampton Hills is a delightful place for families to call home. Featuring diverse properties including historic homes and new construction, families with a big enough bank account can find the home of their dreams here in an appealing community. $$$

Wheatfield:Despite, or perhaps because of, its fair share of battles within the past few years--related to school redistricting and construction projects--residents of Wheatfield enjoy a unique sense of community and tight-knit connections with neighbors, allowing them to rise above the local noise.$$$

Taylor Village:Combining a great location and well-built homes, Taylor Village offers homeowners an ideal, family-centered location with plenty of amenities and valuable open space thanks to careful preservation planning.$$$

Dunloggin:Sought-after Dunloggin features 950 homes as well as adjacent green spaces. While not part of Historic Ellicott City, community members delight in its nearby offerings.$$$$

Neighborhoods in Ellicott City
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Residents of Ellicott City are committed to preserving the beauty of their unique communities, as well as their close-knit way of life. New residents can easily make friends and integrate into their new communities, thanks to a number of community groups, newsletters, gatherings and other resources that seek to unify neighbors into communities. Some popular Ellicott City neighborhoods include:

Long Gate: This suburban neighborhood is just outside the now-decorative gates of neighbor Columbia, and consists primarily of townhouses and single family homes. Walk to the Long Gate Shopping Center, or hop in the car to get to Historic Ellicott Avid shopper can head over to the Columbia Mall and the Arundel Mills Outlet Mall to blow some cash. $$$

Brampton Hills:With a long list of neighborhood events including everything from a Summer Farewell Party to a Halloween "Boo" Chain, Brampton Hills is a delightful place for families to call home. Featuring diverse properties including historic homes and new construction, families with a big enough bank account can find the home of their dreams here in an appealing community. $$$

Wheatfield:Despite, or perhaps because of, its fair share of battles within the past few years--related to school redistricting and construction projects--residents of Wheatfield enjoy a unique sense of community and tight-knit connections with neighbors, allowing them to rise above the local noise.$$$

Taylor Village:Combining a great location and well-built homes, Taylor Village offers homeowners an ideal, family-centered location with plenty of amenities and valuable open space thanks to careful preservation planning.$$$

Dunloggin:Sought-after Dunloggin features 950 homes as well as adjacent green spaces. While not part of Historic Ellicott City, community members delight in its nearby offerings.$$$$

Living in Ellicott City

Ellicott City offers something for everyone, including a historic downtown destination delighting antique hunters, foodies and strolling enthusiasts alike, as well as an abundance of cultural and recreational activities. These things come at a financial cost, although not to the degree you might expect. Residents of Ellicott City consider living in this appealing town to be a worthwhile investment in quality of living.

Charge up your Proton Packs, because Ellicott City claims the unique distinction of being one of the east coasts most haunted towns. Tourists and residents alike enjoy guided Ghost Tours of historic sites believed by locals to be centers of paranormal activity, from the oldEllicottCity Firehouse to the B&O railroad bridge.

While Ellicott City is located below the Mason-Dixon line, residents still enjoy all four seasons. "Enjoy" may be pushing it when it comes to the hot, humid and rainy summers, but fall and spring are generally appealing, and winter brings occasional snow. You may be able to get away without snow boots in Ellicott City, but rainboots are a must have, with between three and five inches of rainfall every month.

Flood insurance is a popular--and wise--investment around the parts if you are looking to buy a home, particularly in the Historic District. The towns waterfront location makes it a prime candidate for weather-related flooding; residents still talk about when Hurricane Agnes put Main Street underwater just over 40 years ago.

Howard Countys public schools, of which Ellicott City is a part, are rated 2nd among Maryland public schools, so kids can get a premier education on your tax dime. In recent years, the city has undergone some controversial redistricting hubbubs so be sure to do your research in advance if you have your heart set on a certain school as the times may be achanging.

In Ellicott City, youre not only paying for unofficial membership in a great community, but also for premier access to downtown Baltimore (11 miles) and Washington, DC (30 miles). Both 40E and I-95 are just a hop, skip and a jump away. While Historic Ellicott City is immensely walkable, having a car is instrumental to getting around outside this main street area. And whether you work in town or join the throng of northbound or southbound commuters, you are certain to be in good company in Ellicott City.

Living in Ellicott City
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Ellicott City offers something for everyone, including a historic downtown destination delighting antique hunters, foodies and strolling enthusiasts alike, as well as an abundance of cultural and recreational activities. These things come at a financial cost, although not to the degree you might expect. Residents of Ellicott City consider living in this appealing town to be a worthwhile investment in quality of living.

Charge up your Proton Packs, because Ellicott City claims the unique distinction of being one of the east coasts most haunted towns. Tourists and residents alike enjoy guided Ghost Tours of historic sites believed by locals to be centers of paranormal activity, from the oldEllicottCity Firehouse to the B&O railroad bridge.

While Ellicott City is located below the Mason-Dixon line, residents still enjoy all four seasons. "Enjoy" may be pushing it when it comes to the hot, humid and rainy summers, but fall and spring are generally appealing, and winter brings occasional snow. You may be able to get away without snow boots in Ellicott City, but rainboots are a must have, with between three and five inches of rainfall every month.

Flood insurance is a popular--and wise--investment around the parts if you are looking to buy a home, particularly in the Historic District. The towns waterfront location makes it a prime candidate for weather-related flooding; residents still talk about when Hurricane Agnes put Main Street underwater just over 40 years ago.

Howard Countys public schools, of which Ellicott City is a part, are rated 2nd among Maryland public schools, so kids can get a premier education on your tax dime. In recent years, the city has undergone some controversial redistricting hubbubs so be sure to do your research in advance if you have your heart set on a certain school as the times may be achanging.

In Ellicott City, youre not only paying for unofficial membership in a great community, but also for premier access to downtown Baltimore (11 miles) and Washington, DC (30 miles). Both 40E and I-95 are just a hop, skip and a jump away. While Historic Ellicott City is immensely walkable, having a car is instrumental to getting around outside this main street area. And whether you work in town or join the throng of northbound or southbound commuters, you are certain to be in good company in Ellicott City.

Rent Report
Ellicott City

October 2020 Ellicott City Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Ellicott City Rent Report. Ellicott City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ellicott City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Ellicott City rents increase sharply over the past month

Ellicott City rents have increased 2.2% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Ellicott City stand at $1,384 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,751 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Ellicott City's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.0%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across the Baltimore Metro

    While rents prices have increased in Ellicott City over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Baltimore metro, 6 of them have seen prices fall. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Baltimore proper has seen rents fall by 2.5% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,204.
    • Glen Burnie has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,586, while one-bedrooms go for $1,286.
    • Odenton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,076; rents increased 0.7% over the past month but fell 0.7% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Ellicott City

    As rents have increased slightly in Ellicott City, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Ellicott City is less affordable for renters.

    • Ellicott City's median two-bedroom rent of $1,751 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.8% increase in Ellicott City.
    • While Ellicott City's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Columbus (+3.6%) and Detroit (+1.6%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Ellicott City than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $889, where Ellicott City is nearly twice that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Baltimore
    $950
    $1,200
    -0.4%
    -2.5%
    Columbia
    $1,500
    $1,750
    0
    -1.8%
    Glen Burnie
    $1,290
    $1,590
    0.4%
    4%
    Ellicott City
    $1,380
    $1,750
    2.2%
    1.8%
    Towson
    $1,290
    $1,530
    -0.2%
    0.3%
    Severn
    $1,880
    $1,870
    1.4%
    -0.4%
    Annapolis
    $1,490
    $1,780
    0.5%
    -0.9%
    Odenton
    $1,860
    $2,080
    0.7%
    -0.7%
    Randallstown
    $1,090
    $1,330
    1%
    2.6%
    Owings Mills
    $1,380
    $1,600
    0.6%
    -1.3%
    Reisterstown
    $1,070
    $1,500
    0.2%
    4%
    Middle River
    $1,050
    $1,260
    0.2%
    7.5%
    Elkridge
    $1,420
    $1,690
    -0.1%
    -2.3%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    October 2020 Ellicott City Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Ellicott City Rent Report. Ellicott City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ellicott City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    October 2020 Ellicott City Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Ellicott City Rent Report. Ellicott City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ellicott City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Ellicott City rents increase sharply over the past month

    Ellicott City rents have increased 2.2% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Ellicott City stand at $1,384 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,751 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Ellicott City's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.0%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across the Baltimore Metro

      While rents prices have increased in Ellicott City over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Baltimore metro, 6 of them have seen prices fall. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Baltimore proper has seen rents fall by 2.5% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,204.
      • Glen Burnie has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,586, while one-bedrooms go for $1,286.
      • Odenton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,076; rents increased 0.7% over the past month but fell 0.7% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Ellicott City

      As rents have increased slightly in Ellicott City, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Ellicott City is less affordable for renters.

      • Ellicott City's median two-bedroom rent of $1,751 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.8% increase in Ellicott City.
      • While Ellicott City's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Columbus (+3.6%) and Detroit (+1.6%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Ellicott City than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $889, where Ellicott City is nearly twice that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Baltimore
      $950
      $1,200
      -0.4%
      -2.5%
      Columbia
      $1,500
      $1,750
      0
      -1.8%
      Glen Burnie
      $1,290
      $1,590
      0.4%
      4%
      Ellicott City
      $1,380
      $1,750
      2.2%
      1.8%
      Towson
      $1,290
      $1,530
      -0.2%
      0.3%
      Severn
      $1,880
      $1,870
      1.4%
      -0.4%
      Annapolis
      $1,490
      $1,780
      0.5%
      -0.9%
      Odenton
      $1,860
      $2,080
      0.7%
      -0.7%
      Randallstown
      $1,090
      $1,330
      1%
      2.6%
      Owings Mills
      $1,380
      $1,600
      0.6%
      -1.3%
      Reisterstown
      $1,070
      $1,500
      0.2%
      4%
      Middle River
      $1,050
      $1,260
      0.2%
      7.5%
      Elkridge
      $1,420
      $1,690
      -0.1%
      -2.3%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.