The Best of Howard County and Beyond

Easy Access to Columbia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Monarch Mills and Overlook at Monarch Mills are conveniently located in Howard County, Maryland. Within 10 minutes of our communities, you can enjoy top musical performances at Columbia’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, shop leading retailers at The Mall in Columbia, and dine in delicious restaurants. Fort Meade is also just minutes away.

If you like to explore both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., you’ll love that our communities are located between the two great cities, affording you with quick, easy access to both. Hopping on Interstate 95 or Route 32 is a breeze from our communities. Our location is especially convenient for residents who work at Fort Meade. One of the best benefits to our residents is being able to send your children to Howard County’s top-rated school system.

We compiled a sampling of a few great places near neighborhood that offer for entertainment, shopping, recreation, and education.

Education

  • Center-Technology-Education: 6740 Alexander Bell Dr # 302 Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 516-9800
  • Cradlerock Middle School: 6700 Cradlerock Way Columbia 21045 (410) 313-7601
  • Guilford Elementary School: 7335 Oakland Mills Rd Columbia 21046 (410) 880-5930
  • Hammond High School: 8800 Guilford Rd Columbia 21046 (410) 313-7615 / 7620
  • Keller College Services: 9200 Maryland 108 Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 715-3710
  • Loyola College: 8890 McGaw Rd # 130 Columbia, MD 21045 (301) 596-7755
  • University of Phoenix: 8830 Stanford Blvd Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 872-9001
  • University Research Foundation: 9221 Rumsey Road Columbia, MD 21045 (301) 621-6406

Entertainment

  • Clyde’s: 10221 Wincopin Circle Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 730-2828
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion: 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044 (410) 715-5550
  • Michael’s Pub: 8630 Guilford Road Columbia, MD 21046 (410) 290-7878
  • Sonoma’s: 7284 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 381-7220
  • Toby’s Dinner Theatre: 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD 21044 (410) 715-5550

Recreation

  • Brunswick Columbia Lanes: 7100 Carved Stone Road Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 381-7750
  • Columbia Association: Center For the Arts: 6100 Foreland Garth Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 730-0075
  • Howard County Parks & Recreation: 7120 Oakland Mills Road Columbia, MD 21046 (410) 313-4700
  • PlayWiseKids (formerly ExploraWorld): 6570 Dobbin Road Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 772-1540
  • Race Pace Bicycles: 6925-P Oakland Mills Road Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 290-6880
  • ShadowLand Laser Adventures: 9179 Red Branch Road Columbia, MD 21045 (410) 740-9100
  • Supreme Sports Club: 7080 Deepage Drive Columbia, MD 21045 (301) 596-2733

Shopping

  • Columbia Crossing I & II: 6211 Columbia Crossing Columbia, MD 21045
  • Dobbin Center: 6435 Dobbin Rd Columbia, MD 21045
  • Gateway Overlook: MD-108 Elkridge, MD 21075
  • Snowden Square: 9161 Commerce Center Drive Columbia, MD 21046
  • The Mall in Columbia: 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044

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