With historic charm and a number of historic properties for sale, the town of Westminster, MD has much to appeal to those in the market for a home near Baltimore. It's location between Baltimore and the state of Pennsylvania is what led to this original settlement, and today it provides a comfortable bedroom community for those who work in one of the nearby cities. Westminster is 23 miles from Gettysburg, 36 miles from Baltimore and 31 miles from Frederick, giving it a central and convenient location. This, combined with its own personal charm, makes it an appealing place to live.
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As of the 2010 census, the population of Westminster was 19,590, and the city has seen tremendous growth over the last 20 years. The average age of the community's members is quite young at 32.7, and over a quarter of the population is made up of children, pointing to the family-friendly nature of the community. The average family income is $50,879. Westminster is particularly well known for its low crime rate.
The average sale price for homes in Westminster is $275,000, but buyers will find that the community has homes for just about any budget. The real estate market in Westminster is a pleasing blend of established homes, historic homes and newer subdivisions in development to keep up with the community's steady growth. Some of the more popular neighborhoods include Arnolds, Bob El Farms, and Chapel Heights. Browse the newest real estate listings in Westminster, PA.
Students who live in Westminster attend the Carroll County Public Schools. These schools have excellent ratings, with Westminster West Middle School, Charles Carroll Elementary School, Westminster High School are among the highest rated schools. Westminster is home to McDaniel College as well as a number of larger schools, including Loyola University, Gettysburg College, Stevenson University and Towson College.
Though many residents of Westminster commute to nearby cities for work, within three miles of the community residents will find a number of employment options in a variety of fields. The Carroll Hospital Center offers employment to over 1,600 people, while Random House, the book warehousing and distribution company, employs over 800. McDaniel College and the Carroll Lutheran Village, a senior retirement facility, are among the other top area employers. The largest area employer is the Carroll County Public Schools, which has over 3,700 employees in and around Westminster.
Westminster is home to many enjoyable activities and attractions, and several of these are located along the Downtown Main Street. Shops and unique restaurants line the downtown, and throughout the year it's also host to many festivals and events. The Carroll County Fear and FallFest are both held within Westminster, drawing guests to the community.
Westminster's park system is also a popular draw to the community. It has a public pool, multiple playgrounds, community gardens and an intricate system of walking trails. The Carroll Arts Center provides a historic theater venue, and the Carroll County Farm Museum provides a chance to explore agricultural life. In the summer and fall, Baugher's provides apple and strawberry picking activities, a petting zoo and an exciting farm experience for the family.
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