At the most northern edge of Columbia is the village of Dorsey’s Search, first occupied in 1980 and currently home to over seven thousand residents. Within Dorsey’s Search are two beautiful neighborhoods: Dorsey Hall and Fairway Hills. Dorsey Hall was named after the circa 18th century Dorsey Hall Manor House and the neighborhoods’ streets are named after works by American authors Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ogden Nash. Fairway Hills sits on the location of a former golf course, hence its name.
The village center of Dorsey’s Search features the Linden Hall community club as well as a grocery store and other retail establishments. Dorsey Hall has its own neighborhood pool while Fairway Hill has the Columbia Association’s 18-hole golf course, which opened in 1985 and is lush with Bermuda grass fairways. The stone clubhouse for the golf course dates to the 19th century and is rich with history.
Dorsey Hall is composed mainly of single family dwellings while Fairway Hills offers townhouses, condos, and apartments as well. Since 1982, the community has gathered for meetings and events but outgrew its Meeting Room and moved to the much larger Linden Hall, constructed by the Columbia Association in the early 90s. Within Linden Hall are village offices and facilities for an abundance of functions to serve Dorsey’s Search residents and enable them to socialize with each other.
Dorsey’s Search could be the place for your family when seeking a new home in Columbia, Maryland. Contact us to find out more about this active village that stretches across Maryland Route 108 to the north.