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April Bloom Assisted Living

5037 Durham East, Columbia, MD 21044

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April Bloom Assisted Living is conveniently located in central Howard County, MD in the quiet, upscale Beaverbrook community. We provide affordable quality sheltered senior care in an assisted living environment with qualified staff 24/7, offering stimulating activities. The accommodating meals...

Bredd Health Services Assisted Living

5984 Grand Banks Rd, Columbia, MD 21044

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BREDD Health Assisted Living is owned and operated by a registered nurse and has been operational for more than 10 years. We are located in Columbia, MD, close to Howard County General Hospital. We pride ourselves on being resident-focused because of our small size. We truly provide...

Friendship Place

6348 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD 21044

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Friendship Place is a residential care home situated in charming Columbia, MD in Howard County. Columbia consistently places in the 'top ten places to live' according to CNN Money and not without good reason. Columbia is designed in a 'village' concept for a small town feeling consisting of...

Bryant Woods Manor Memory Care and Assisted Living

10461 Waterfowl Terrrace, Columbia, MD 21044

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Bryant Woods Assisted Living offers short & long term care to residents living in the Columbia Maryland and Baltimore, DC Maryland Metro area. We provide a loving home environment with 24-hour care for one affordable monthly rate. We respect the dignity of our residents and strive to provide...

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Harmony Hall

6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

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Harmony Hall has been a landmark in Howard County for over a quarter of a century. With a focus on quality care, socialization, and independence, our philosophy encourages our residents to age in place. Our visionary, diverse campus offers access to 24/7 nursing and caregiving support, on-site...

Residences at Vantage Point

5400 Vantage Point Rd, Columbia, MD 21044

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Residences at Vantage Point in Columbia, Maryland, a not-for-profit, non-denominational Life Plan Community with all the extras you could imagine.You've done quite a lot in your life. When it comes to some things, you've done enough. Mowing the lawn, fixing the meals, shoveling snow, repairing...

Sunrise of Columbia

6500 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044

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In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

Aastoria II

6636 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

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Aastoria II is located in Columbia, MD in Howard County. Our residential care home provides what you need each day in an area that is great to call home. Those who spend time in Columbia appreciate all that it has to offer. Residents and guests enjoy checking out Robinson Nature Center, Lake...

Clarksville Assisted Living

7246 Guilford Road, Clarksville, MD 21029

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We are passionately committed to making a difference in people's lives by offering high quality and supportive services for our seniors in a loving environment. We help them maintain their independence and exercise choice as they live a stress-fee life. Our staff has more than 15 years of...

Always Caring

9534 Angelina Circle, Columbia, MD 21045

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Always caring is a residential care home located in the beautiful city of Columbia Maryland, in County. The community is located in close proximity to high ranking health care providers such as the Howard County General Hospital. Our close collaboration with this hospital is re-assuring to...

Brighton Gardens of Columbia

7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21045

(877) 616-7329

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Brighton Gardens of Columbia is located in the planned city of Columbia, Maryland, a city nationally ranked as one of the 10 Best Places to Live by MONEY, CNN, and FORBES. Against the perfect blend of parks, walking paths, and abundant shopping, Brighton Gardens of Columbia offers a beautifully...

AllView Retreat

6344 Amherst Ave, Columbia, MD 21046

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Allview Retreat has been providing services since 2017 with staff members who have over 20 years combined experience in home care. Allview Retreat boasts a number of 5-star Google Reviews and family testimonials. We are a locally owned and operated family business. The Allview Estates...

Morningside House of Ellicott City

5330 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042

(877) 616-7329

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Morningside House is a leading Assisted Living & Alzheimer's care provider proudly serving seniors and their families in our Baltimore/Washington area residences. Our communities offer the perfect mix of personal care and hospitality tailored to meet the individual needs of our residents. Our...

Agape Senior Home

9420 Ridgeview Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

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4475 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Set in a beautiful 2 acre green estate in Ellicott City, Shangri-La was designed for the ultimate living experience. Our 45 apartment community provides residents with the finest services and amenities in a family-oriented, supportive environment. Our care staff is compassionate, friendly, and...

Total Assisted Living Home

12026 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759

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Newly Renovated and Affordable at its best!!!     It is our policy to admit and provide care for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, handicap, age, sex, marital status, religion or sexual preference. Eligibility for admission is based on Physician's...

Arbor Terrace Fulton

11584 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759

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Arbor Terrace Fulton looks at senior living differently. That’s because we believe no matter where you are in life, you deserve to pursue your passions, maintain meaningful relationships, and live every day to its fullest. With our state-of-the-art senior living and memory care community designed...

Sand Cherry Manor

8367 Sand Cherry Ln, Laurel, MD 20723

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Hope Assisted Living

9332 Old Scaggsville Rd, Laurel, MD 20723

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Greenway Manor

2913 Greenway Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042

(877) 616-7329

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Greenway Manor Assisted Living Welcomes You We provide an affordable residence in the Howard County area. It is not just a place to live, but a home that provides comfortable surroundings, which reinforces self-respect, self-esteem, and dignity of aging. Attractive interior and outer facilities,...

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Learn More About Residential Care Homes in Columbia, MD

Columbia is a master-planned community located within the Baltimore metropolitan area. This census-designated community is made up of ten smaller villages and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and retire in the state of Maryland.

Residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Care Homes in Columbia, MD

The median monthly cost for a room in a Columbia care home is around $2,400. In the state of Maryland, the median monthly cost for a room in a care home is about $3,000. However, the cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary greatly.

Learn More About Columbia, MD

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Columbia is considered more expensive than the national average. This is due in part to the high property taxes that residents of this planned community are required to pay.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is two times greater than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half the average.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing10898118111109112

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64Median income age 65+Median household incomeAverage individual incomeMedian employee salaryAverage property taxOne-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate$118,805 per year$79,735 per year$103,331 per year$49,056 per year$49,571 per year$5,006 per year$1,097 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Columbia, MD include:

Howard County General Hospital

  • Facility type: non-profit acute care
  • Bed count: 240+
  • Specialties: cardiac care, intensive care unit, emergency services, musculoskeletal care

Laurel Regional Medical Center

  • Facility type: university short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 120+
  • Specialties: emergency care, respiratory care, diabetes care

Spring Grove Hospital Center

  • Facility type: government psychiatric
  • Bed count: 670+
  • Specialties: inpatient services, residential services

Weather and Climate

Columbia’s climate is classified as hot humid continental, which means Columbia experiences four distinct seasons with widely varying average temperatures. Columbia receives above average amounts of precipitation and the summers are considered to be extremely hot and muggy. The average humidity level is 64%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 68%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum31.4°F40.7°F22°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum75.1°F87.1°F63.1°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 87

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.


  • Average Annual Precipitation: 45.3”

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size39.614.3%104,6293,277.1 per square mile2.54

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.3%12.7%26.3%9.3%<0.1%4.7%47.3%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Columbia, MD: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

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Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

The census-designated community of Columbia was first opened in 1967 with the core humanitarian value of combating issues of racial, religious, and class segregation. For over 50 years, Columbia has been a shining example of the power of civic planning and was even ranked by CNN as the 5th best place to live in the country in 2020. All of these factors make Columbia an excellent option for seniors looking to settle down in a quiet, friendly community.

Columbia is an example of a master-planned community, which means that its entire layout is designed around central locations that interconnect the various neighborhoods. Columbia features ten individual villages that are centered around Lake Kittamaqundi, a large man-made lake, and The Mall in Columbia shopping center. One fun fact about Columbia is that all of the streets are named after famous artworks and pieces of literature.

Columbia has a thriving arts and cultural scene centered around its outdoor venues and local bars. Popular spots for music performances include Nottingham’s Tavern, the Green Turtle, and the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Columbia is also home to the Howard County Library System, which is ranked as one of the top libraries in the country according to Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings. The Columbia Association maintains a number of recreational facilities including 29 outdoor and indoor swimming pools, an ice rink, and an equestrian center. The association also operates four different senior centers in Columbia that provide daytime supervision and social interaction.


The Regional Transportation Authority of Maryland (RTA) oversees a number of local bus routes in Columbia as well as regional routes that connect the community to the District of Columbia and the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Bus routes between New York City and New Brunswick, New Jersey are operated by the privately owned company Ourbus.

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