Founded in June of 1967 by visionary developer James Rouse, Columbia is uniquely tied to the history of urban development in the United States as one of the most successful and celebrated examples of the New Town Movement and a model for sustainable and managed growth. The Columbia 50th Birthday Celebration, Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization’s vision is a Columbia that honors its bold past, embraces the present, and strives to advance the ideals of a progressive, vibrant and inclusive community.

2017 promises to be a special year in Columbia, Maryland– the award-winning, master planned community.

A celebration that honors the past, embraces the present and strives to advance the ideals of this progressive, vibrant and inclusive community is currently being planned.

Be a part of it.

Columbia, MD named #1 Best Place to Live by Money Magazine.

Monday, September 19 • 2016

Money Magazine reveals Columbia, MD as the #1 Best Place to Live in the U.S. in 2016.