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Living in Mount Airy, MD

The town of Mount Airy, Maryland, lies within 40 miles of two major cities: Washington, D.C., near its Southern side and Baltimore to its Eastern side. Mount Airy and its outskirts are also right in Maryland's four-county area, which is where Carroll, Frederick, Howard, and Montgomery Counties meet. Residents love living in Mount Airy, MD, for the small-town feel and easy access to urban areas along the Baltimore and Washington corridor. Historic buildings dot this small town, and both deciduous trees and lush farm land surround the homes. Mount Airy, Maryland, is quiet, picturesque, and a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of nearby cities.

Museum in Mount Airy, MD

Built Along the Historic Railroad

Originally settled along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line, now Mount Airy, MD, is a charming town with an historic Main Street that features views of rolling hills. What was once a small collection of settlements near the slopes of Parr's Ridge in the 1830s has grown into a moderate-size town with a close-knit community. Legend says that a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad employee suggested naming the town "Mount Airy" after the cold winds that blew strongly across Parr's Ridge, freezing his ears. The townspeople took a vote and legally named the town "Mount Airy" around 1860.

Street with motorcyclist in Mount Airy, MD

Real Estate in Mount Airy

Mount Airy real estate consists of mostly single-family homes, town homes, and some apartments. Residents constructed many homes in the area with the Colonial-revival architectural style: red-brick facades and chimneys, white columns, dark-colored shutters on all the windows, and other classical features, like the white archway over the front door. Most homes for sale in Mount Airy are close to one of the city's eleven parks, though some are in the rural, outlying areas. If you're looking for a small town with friendly people and easy access to Baltimore or Washington, D.C., then Mount Airy, Maryland, would make a great choice.

Park with gazebo in Mount Airy, MD

Things to Do in Mount Airy

Parks in Mount Airy, MD, have something for residents of all ages: fishing, jogging trails, tennis courts, and even skate parks. The downtown Mount Airy neighborhood is home to Main Street a perfect location for locals to dine at one of the many casual restaurants for great pizza and drinks or shop at the local farmers' market on the weekend.


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What Locals Love

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  • Mount Airy has plenty of park space to satisfy everyone’s needs, whether you’re searching for place to go on a casual stroll, test out the old fishing equipment, or take your skateboard for a spin.
  • The historic Main Street is home to many casual restaurants and bars plus a local farmer’s market on the weekends. The best part—the rolling hill scenery is unmatched.


Mount Airy Real Estate at a Glance

  • 44 Homes Sold*
  • 50 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $649,900 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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