Six Howard Transit Bus routes connect Ellicott City to nearby locations such as the Dorsey MARC Train Station, Columbia, and the Baltimore- Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). In addition, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) offers routes between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The MTA also operates a commuter bus service that connects Ellicott City directly to the Washington, D.C. Metrorail System. For drivers, the region is served by a number of major roadways, including US-40, US-100, I-95, I-70, I-695, and MD-29.
The featured properties in this month’s rent comparables survey represent six properties in Ellicott City built between 1967 and 2004. The occupancy rate for these properties is 95% to 98%, while rental rates range from $1,273 to $2,134 with unit sizes ranging from 787 square feet to 1,444 square feet. Community amenities typically include a fitness center, swimming pool, clubhouse, and playground. Units generally feature walk-in closets, a dishwasher, microwave, and a full size washer and dryer. Residents generally pay an application fee of $25 and post security deposits from $250 to $500. Residents are customarily responsible for paying electricity, gas, and water; while the property pays for trash removal.