Carroll County Real Estate
Carroll County was formed in 1836
from the western part of Baltimore County and the eastern part of
Frederick. It includes what were in the 1800s, the North Hundred,
Pipe Creek Hundred, Delaware Upper and Lower Hundred of Baltimore
County and the Pipe Creek, Westminster, Unity, Burnt House, Piney
Creek, and Taneytown Hundreds of Frederick County. A hundred was a
land unit which was carried over from England to Maryland as a
subdivision of a county or shire and its terminology was derived
from the fact that in each area there lived approximately one
hundred men who could be called for military duty. Because Carroll
County was one of the later counties to be established, much of its
history is the history of northern Maryland and southern
Carroll County has a land area of 456 square miles and it measures
about 27 miles in both width and length. It is hilly with many
streams flowing through its valleys. Two ridges known as Parr's
Ridge and Dug Hill form a divide in the county with streams to the
east flowing in a southeasterly direction to the Patapsco and
Gunpowder rivers and streams to the west flowing southwest to the
Monocacy River and then to the Potomac River.
Hampstead is the quintessential American small town and a popular
place to live in Carroll County. Main Street Hampstead is filled
with small businesses and neighborhoods that offer a range of
housing options ranging from remodeled Victorian homes to newly
developed luxury homes. Hampstead is a family-oriented community
with excellent schools, churches and many recreational opportunities
including popular youth sports programs.
Westminster is a city steeped in tradition and history but
progressive when it comes to technology and business development. As
the county seat of Carroll County, Westminster is the center of a
fast growing commercial and industrial base, much of the latter
located in the campus surrounding the modern Air Business Center.
Westminster is close to both Washington DC and Baltimore.