Accessible via the Metro, Owings Mills—named one of CNN Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Live and Launch—has attracted such heavy hitter corporations as T. Rowe Price, Maryland Public Television, and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. But by far the heaviest hitters in town are the Baltimore Ravens, whose headquarters and training facilities are a point of local pride.
Nearby are many of the area's best dining options, including the homegrown elegance of Linwood's, the artful soul food of Granny’s Restaurant, and the classic deli fare of Lenny’s Delicatessen. There’s a 17-screen General Cinemas theatre, and for those looking to get out for some exercise and fresh air, the Soldier's Delight Natural Environmental Area offers 2,000 acres of serpentine grasslands and hiking trails.
With a rich heritage dating back to the Civil War era, Westminster has found a way to blend the traditional with the modern. Quirky restaurants (Maggie’s, Johansson’s, O’Lordan’s) and big-name shopping, find a home next to Civil War museums and landmarks along the rolling hills of this quiet town. In the summer, people flock to Hoffman’s for homemade ice cream and Baugher’s for pick-your-own berries. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the Bear Branch Nature Center and Hashawha Trails. Featuring some of the best corn mazes in Maryland, Westminster is a quiet refuge from the bustle of city life, but is just a short trip from the booming towns of Owings Mills and Towson.