What makes a place worth moving to? The answer to this question largely depends on your lifestyle and the kinds of activities that you enjoy. Some people may enjoy a thriving night life while others may seek out a quiet, rural backdrop.

However, safety and property affordability are certainly important to most people looking for a new place to live.  Carroll County certainly comes through on this point.

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why Carroll County is considered “livable.”

It’s a Great Place to Raise a Family

Quiet, rural areas are often low in crime, and this is certainly true of most communities within Carroll County. Sykesville, for example, was voted #3 in the Safest Suburbs of Maryland. It was also voted #11 in the Safest Places to Live in Maryland. However, in Carroll County, it was voted the #1 place to live.

Overall, Carroll County performs well in terms of safety and being family-friendly. Their public schools rank relatively well in Maryland, though not as well as Montgomery or Howard County. That being said, the educations available in Carroll County are positive.

It’s a Good Time to Buy a House

Though the market may not be as hot as Howard County’s, it’s also not as expensive. Sometimes a lot of attention isn’t always a good thing.

Part of what makes Carroll County such a great place to live is that it’s a well-kept secret. Not a lot of people know about the different neighborhoods in Carroll County and that means that buying a house is going to be a lot more cost effective than trying to find a place in Baltimore.

Besides, you can’t get a view like the one below in Hampden.

Fresh Air and Farm Living in Carroll County

Did you grow up watching Green Acres and dream of having that for yourself one day? Carroll County may just be your very own patch of heaven.

There are quite a few farms and ranches on the market in Westminster, Manchester, and Hampstead with plenty of room for the whole family to spread out.

If you only want to visit the farm instead of living on it, that’s a possibility as well. The White Rose Farm in Taneytown has plenty of flowers, birds, cows, ducks, and more to enjoy.

You can also check out the Ancient Oaks Homa Farm in Westminster. Discover the difference that Ayurveda healing techniques can make for your health. This farm grows its fruits and vegetables without herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, or pesticides.