Owen Brown

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Located southeast of the Columbia Town Center is the village of Owen Brown.  One of the ten uniquely planned villages of Columbia, Owen Brown is comprised of the three neighborhoods of Dasher Green, Elkhorn, and Hopewell.  A major selling point of Owen Brown is the picturesque  37-acre Lake Elkhorn, with a two mile walking/biking path and picnic pavilion for parties and events.  The streets of Dasher Green, Elkhorn, and Hopewell are all named from works by the notable American poets John Greenleaf Whittier, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Vachel Lindsay respectively.

What makes Owen Brown special?  If tennis is your game, you will find the Supreme Sports Club, an athletic facility with two tennis courts and a tennis “bubble”, located in this village of Owen Brown.  The East Columbia branch of the Howard County Library is located in this village as well.  The village center is an abundant shopping center that includes a grocery store.  Near the village center is the Owen Brown Interfaith Center for the spiritually inclined, which is also a conference center for various events.  Both the Dasher Green and Hopewell neighborhoods have their own outdoor pools.

Owen Brown was named for a local postmaster and store owner in the early days of the area which would become Columbia, Maryland.  The first residents of Owen Brown arrived in 1973 and in 1975 the village was officially Columbia’s fifth of ten villages.  The Elkhorn neighborhood name comes from the Elkhorn branch of the Little Patuxent River. The river was dammed in 1973 to create Lake Elkhorn, the focal point of Owen Brown and Columbia's largest lake.  If you enjoy living near the water, you should make a point to consider a new home in Owen Brown.

Owen Brown offers apartment complexes and single family homes so there is something for everyone.  Please contact us to find out about new homes in Columbia for sale in the village of Owen Brown.

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