Carroll County, Maryland Department of Economic Development
Carroll Arts Center

Quality of Life

Carroll County is an excellent place to live, work and raise a family. You will find strong family-oriented communities offering a wide variety of safe, affordable places to live, state-of-the-art medical facilities and a high performing school system. Year-round sports, entertainment and cultural opportunities and a variety of activities including NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and PGA events, unparalleled museums and other theatre events are easily accessible. In addition, 28 public parks and over 50 recreational programs offer many diverse programs for all ages and interests.

Education is a major strength for Carroll County. A consistently high performing public school system with nationally recognized programs and successful career & technology schools produce a steady stream of skilled, talented young people. An outstanding location provides easy access to world class education institutions including Johns Hopkins, Georgetown and University of Maryland. Carroll Community College and McDaniel College offer 2-year, 4-year and certificates in addition to custom training programs designed to meet the needs of specific business and industry.

Office of Tourism

Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in America and has a strong role in the success of the local economy. The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development sites the impact of tourism on Carroll County's local economy as approximately 54 million dollars. Events and attractions that range from community fairs and carnivals to The Maryland Wine Festival and The Maryland Micro-brew Festival draw crowds totaling near 200,000. Our rural heritage and rolling, green scenic views attract visitors who need to escape the hustle and bustle of a more hectic lifestyle. Our proximity to Baltimore and Washington allows access to a tremendous variety of activities.

"Carroll County, a great place to live and work, offers an excellent environment to raise a family. Beautiful rural settings provide the backdrop for a variety of communities and housing. Modern conveniences of shopping and dining are close-by with quick access to the attractions of Baltimore and Washington. An excellent public school system, low crime rate and close proximity to some of the world's top healthcare and university systems combine to provide a quality of life that is unsurpassed."
Jeff Sprinkle, Chief Philanthropy Officer, YMCA of Central MD
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