Harford County is located in the northern part of Maryland in the Upper Chesapeake region. While the housing market in Harford remains strong overall, it has struggled slightly with inventory, prices and sales of existing homes. New Home construction is booming within the county with communities being built in Bel Air, Forest Hill and Aberdeen among other cities. New construction includes single and multi-family homes to suit the diverse needs of homeowners in the area.
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There is a city for nearly everyone in Harford, depending on what type you want to live in. If your top priority is safety, then you may like to know that Harford is home to two of the state's safest cities. Jarrettsville is located in the northwest part of the county, about 30 miles north of Baltimore. It has a small town feel, with beautiful large homes. It also has some of the most expensive homes in the Baltimore suburbs and is the sixth safest city in Maryland. Fallston is rated as the seventh safest and is just south of Jarrettsville. If you're looking for a hipper neighborhood, closer to Baltimore, some of the cities hottest suburbs are located in Harford County. Bel Air, Aberdeen, Havre De Grace and Abingdon rank as top selling neighborhoods around the city. There are new home developments in all of those hot cities, giving newcomers plenty of places to put down roots and bask in the Baltimore atmosphere while maintaining a suburban feel.
Baltimore is a bustling economic hub and Harford County benefits from its location next the state's largest city. Many people who Live in Harford commute to Baltimore, where the biggest employers are T. Rowe Price and Franklin Square Hospital. Its biggest industries are education, health and business and financial services. Harford has its share of large employers as well. The top employers in Harford County are Rite Aid Customer Support Center, Exelon and Walmart.