Living in Aberdeen, MD
Aberdeen is part of Harford County, Maryland, and the Baltimore metropolitan area, as it's located just 30 miles northeast of the city. In Aberdeen, you have easy access to local dining, shopping, and entertainment, and you can also take advantage of big-city amenities in Baltimore. Many residents use Amtrak to travel into downtown Baltimore, and for driving, I-95 is easily accessible.
Aberdeen Real Estate
Homes for sale in Aberdeen, Maryland offer something for everyone. There are more than 30 different Aberdeen neighborhoods, where you'll find everything from modest homes built in the 1950s to condominiums to 4,000-square-foot homes built in 2011 or later. New-construction homes are also available. Colonial architecture is the most common in the area, influencing both single family homes and townhomes.
Things to Do in Aberdeen, Maryland
The town's long history dates back to 1800, when Edmund Law Rogers founded the Village of Aberdeen, naming it after Aberdeen, Scotland to honor his cousin, the Earl of Aberdeen.
Get to know Aberdeen, Maryland, with the Aberdeen Heritage Tour, which is sponsored by the Aberdeen Room, a local museum. This walking tour introduces you to over 30 of the town's historic sites, including the Aberdeen Municipal Building, the post office that was built in 1937, and the house built in 1902 by P. Tevis Baker, a well-known resident who was the president of Harford County's Board of Education.
Ripken Stadium is a local landmark, as it's the home of the Aberdeen IronBirds, a Short-Season A class affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Cal Ripken, Jr. is originally from Aberdeen, Maryland. In addition to the stadium, you can also visit the Ripken Museum, which honors the Ripken family and its baseball heritage.
Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) is the most famous landmark in the Aberdeen, Maryland, area. The Proving Ground is known as "The Army's Home of Technology," and it has produced many technical achievements in the fields of military intelligence, engineering and computer technology. For example, gas masks were developed at APG in the 20's and many small arms were tested and refined there. APG is Harford County's largest employer.
Traveling Around Aberdeen
Harford County is a nature-lovers paradise. If waterfalls entice you, visit Jarrettsville's Rocks State Park and Kilgore Falls. Kilgore is one of the highest waterfalls in Maryland, and it's just a short hike on a shaded path in the park. There are many walking and hiking trails in the county, including those at Rocks and Gunpowder state parks. You can also relax while pedaling a bicycle—try the paved Ma and Pa Heritage Trail, located in sections of the path of the old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad near Bel Air and Forest Hill.
If you've never seen a field of sunflowers, visit this breathtaking sight in late August or early September when the plants are in full bloom atClear Meadow Farm.