Historic Ellicott City, Maryland is located 30 miles northeast from bureaucratic Washington D.C. It is also located just a 30-mile scenic drive from bustling Baltimore, Maryland. The affluent city is home to the innovative Central Maryland Research and Education Center’s headquarters and their modern Clarksville Facility operated by the state-of-the-art University of Maryland. The contemporary Clarksville Facility contains the university’s beautiful equine unit, as well as the university’s impressive dairy cattle research unit. Researchers at this facility also are working on exciting innovations to help hard-working crop farmers along with working to advance knowledge about nursery plants. Those determined residents looking to advance their education find many choices in Washington D.C. and in Baltimore.
This prosperous city has many fine antique stores especially in the five-block downtown area. Shoppers looking for primitive furniture from the 19th and 20th centuries need to visit the friendly folk at Out Of Our Past Antiques. If these kind people do not have exactly what you need, then they will even shop for you at private markets and exciting antique auctions. If you love old-fashioned toys, then make sure to visit the nice people at All Times Toys where they sell old-fashioned toys, buy vintage toy collections, and even allow shoppers to trade their current toys for different ones. Friendly Joan Arc at Joan Arc Classics and Collectibles offers vintage jewelry, unique country collectibles, and other fine antiques for the home. While anytime is a great time to visit the historic downtown area, look for special activities and street entertainers in the downtown area on the first Fridays of every month except January, February, and March.
Shoppers also find many modern shops at the exciting Normandy Shopping Center. If you love mountain biking in the scenic Trolley Trail, picturesque places Patapsco State Park, or anywhere in the charming Turf Valley area, then make sure to visit Bella Bikes for innovative accessories for your mountain bike or to purchase an awesome new mountain bike. If you love racing bikes instead, then make sure to shop with the folks at Race Pace Bicycles for innovative products sure to let you win the next big race. Cuddle up with a new book from His Way Christian Bookstore or explore the art of sewing with a new Baby-Loc sewing machine from Sew-Vac, all located in this modern shopping center.