The properties of Columbia’s Town Center are considered the most urban and the real estate available ranges from towering apartment buildings to single family homes to prime office space. Town Center is considered one of Columbia’s ten villages and offers its residents easy access to the Mall in Columbia and Lake Kittamaqundi, both of which are located within the Town Center bounds. The Columbia Association headquarters are also to be found in this village.
Town Center’s neighborhoods boast urban style combined with the convenience of suburban living. This area would be considered the downtown or heart of Columbia itself. The six communities scattered throughout Town Center are Amesbury Hill, Banneker, Creighton’s Run, Lakefront, Vantage Point, and Warfield. Amesbury Hill was first set aside as estate land for Rouse Company executives and understandably its properties are in high demand.
Vantage Point has street names taken from works by Robert Frost and William Cullen Bryant. What makes this neighborhood stand out is Historic Oakland House, rich with history dating back to 1811. When James Rouse was planning Columbia in 1965, he knew Oakland, a white Federalist style mansion located on the highest hill in Town Center, would be its focal point.
Currently the location of the Town Center village association, Oakland has withstood years of various ownership and constant changes as Columbia grew into the amazing place it is today. This elegant venue is available for special events such as weddings and is consistently voted the best event space in Howard County. Also on the grounds of Oakland is Oliver’s Carriage House, home to a non-denominational Kittamaqundi Community Church.
The expansive lakefront area is where you can find the iconic People Tree sculpture, as well as numerous summer outings for the whole family put on by the Columbia Association including outdoor movies and musical entertainment. Consider Town Center when seeking a new home in Columbia, Maryland and enjoy our idyllic lifestyle.