Ellicott City Frequently Asked Questions (For New Residents!)

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As a local dentist in Ellicott City since 1991, we’ve heard it all when it comes to living here! So we thought it would be nice to create a resource (i.e. this page), where we answer some of the most common questions new residents will have 90% of the time.

If you’re new to Ellicott City, stick around, we know you’ll find this information useful. We are sure you’ll love living here too!

Perhaps this resource can even help locals who have been here for a long time, learn something new about the beautiful city they live in, Ellicott City, that they never knew.

It’s worth mentioning that we’ll be updating this page regularly as we find new information we believe can help others. Just scroll down to find things that may interest you, and skip over ones that don’t apply.

Let’s get started.

What county is Ellicott City MD in?

In Howard County. I suspect you already knew that if you’re new in the area. But if you’re planning to move to Ellicott City or thinking about it, knowing the county it is in can help you find and research the local schools or things to do.

Since the 2020 census, according to Wikipedia, there are 322,407 of us here (i.e. population). So you’ll definitely meet some great people around here.

Just in case you’re confused, Ellicott City is not part of Montgomery County or Baltimore County. They are both close, one closer than other, but neither applies.

Montgomery County is around 17 to 25 miles away, depending on your starting and end points of course. Baltimore County on the other hand is literally right around the corner! Of course, it depends where in Baltimore County you are heading because it is big!

Oh and remember that if you and your family need a family dentist in Howard County, we’re here to help answer any and all questions you may have. For example, if you’re wondering if we accept your insurance, just send us a quick message! What about our office hours, how late can you make an appointment on weekdays? Here’s some info on that. What about whether we have a dentist on call during off-hours and weekends? We sure do! Learn more about our emergency dentist page.

What to do in Ellicott City?

Ok, so this will be an endless list of things you can do in Ellicott City. I’m sure we’ll continue to expand this list and maybe even break it into helpful categories for you guys. But we have to start somewhere, so how about the outdoors and other similar activities?

Parks, trails, lakes, and farms to visit in Ellicott City, MD

  1. Patapsco Valley State Park
  2. Clark’s Elioak Farm
  3. Centennial Park
  4. Centennial Lake
  5. Gwynns Falls Trail

Museums you can explore in Ellicott City, MD

  1. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum
  2. B&O Ellicott City Station Museum

Dog parks in Ellicott City, MD

  1. Worthington Off Leash Dog Park
  2. Worthington Park

Promising restaurants located in Ellicott City!

  1. Niko Japanese Restaurant
  2. Seoul Pub Sushi Chicken & Beer
  3. Bonchon Ellicott city
  4. MISSION BBQ
  5. Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant
  6. Stella Notte
  7. Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant
  8. Hot N Roll Hot Pot

We realize the above activities and places are but a few. There are hundreds, if not thousands of other fun things you can do in and around Ellicott City. But these should at least get you started. If anything, hopefully they’ll at least give you some inspiration or starting point.

How far is Ellicott City from Baltimore?

I can see why this would be important to know. Baltimore has iconic places to visit and explore; the National Aquarium, the huge baseball stadium Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the B&O Railroad Museum, the Walters Art Museum, and of course the famous Inner Harbor.

How about we use those places mentioned as starting points to give you some distance reference?

From Ellicott City to the National Aquarium it’s around 13 miles (approximately 21 kilometers), which is about a 25 minute drive. Of course many other routes are available and we do recommend you check your GPS before leaving, to check for potential and unexpected traffic, particularly during weekdays!

From Ellicott City over to the Oriole Park at Camden Yards is approximately 12 miles (or around 19 kilometers), which equated to 20 to 25 minutes drive also.

From Ellicott City to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore is also about 13 miles away (or 21 kilometers). This again is also about a 25 minute drive.

As you can see from the three places above, Ellicott City is extremely centric and close to the Baltimore area. Particularly close and near the best places and things to do in Baltimore!

Washington DC is not far either! We’ll definitely add some cool places you can visit down in the District soon.

Alright, for now let’s go over the last few;

From Ellicott City to the Walters Art Museum

From Ellicott City to the popular Inner Harbor!

What is the zip code for Ellicott City Maryland?

There are multiple zip codes within the Ellicott City boundaries.

  • 21041
  • 21042
  • 21043
  • 21045

How long does Invisalign take to Ellicott City?

We are happy to say that we are Invisalign® specialists and would be glad to be your Invisalign dentist in Ellicott City!

We can provide all of the answers you need regarding this product and determine whether it is a viable option for your unique situation.

Is there a Walmart in Ellicott City?

We do, since 2012! This is actually an important question for many of our patients and we’re happy to say that “we’ve got one of those“.

Our local residents were pleasantly surprised when this Walmart opened for business, essentially 10 years ago, on Friday October 26th, 2012.

If Walmart is an important place to shop for you and your family, Ellicott City has you covered.

What time does the library close Ellicott City?

The Howard County Library System, HCLS, Miller Branch in Ellicott City is now open everyday of the week. Below are the operating hours of this public library, but we always recommend you call ahead of time or check their listing online before driving in.

  • Monday 10AM-9PM
  • Tuesday 10AM-9PM
  • Wednesday 10AM-9PM
  • Thursday 10AM-9PM
  • Friday 10AM-6PM
  • Saturday 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday 1-5PM

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