Consistently ranked as one of the top ten Best Places to Live in America by CNN Money, Columbia is definitely a top choice for both students and professionals. Columbia is located in Howard County, Maryland about 21 miles from Baltimore, Maryland.
Recreation has always been an important concept in Columbia. The Columbia Association operates and maintains many different facilities. The facilities include 23 outdoor swimming pools, six indoor pools, two water slides, ice and roller skating rinks, an equestrian center, a sports park with miniature gold, a skateboard park, batting cage, picnic pavilions, clubhouse and playground, three athletic clubs including the 24/7 Supreme Sports Club, numerous indoor and outdoor tennis, basketball, volleyball, squash, and racquetball courts, and running tracks.
Students can also shop and find off campus student housing near the Town Center mall, the Merriweather Post Pavilion, and the Howard County Public Library.
There are several college-level programs located in Columbia. Students can find college apartments near Howard Community College, the University of Phoenix, American Career Institute, Loyola University Maryland, and a satellite campus of Johns Hopkins University.
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