Life in a home for rent near a big city like Baltimore, Maryland, offers renters all the glamour that goes along with the culture and nightlife of an urban setting. While many families and young professionals enjoy having these aspects of the city within reach, they are looking for something a little more relaxed in a home town. One great option is renting a house in Ellicott City, Maryland, which is west of Baltimore. While still a very thriving community, this town is more known for its quaint and historic charm than its cutting-edge developments.
Residents who rent homes in Ellicott City will likely spend a lot of their free time visiting the downtown historic district, where they can browse a few antique shops, rest in some cozy eateries, shop the boutiques or enjoy some coffee or tea. The area is also filled with historic sites, the most famous of which is the B&O Railroad Museum Ellicott City Station, which dates back to 1830.
The historic small-town vibe isn't all antique shops and cafes; there are thrills to be had as well. According to legend, the area around some Ellicott City rentals has been haunted for years, and the Howard County Tourism Council operates a Ghost Tour through the town. The local Lilburn mansion, Hayden House, and the B&O Railroad bridge over Main Street are rumored to be sites of paranormal activity, proving that there's more than one way to find excitement if you rent an Ellicott City home.
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