From Books in Bloom, to BikeAround Downtown Columbia, to Merriweather Post Pavilion to sushi at the lakefront – there’s always something to clear your calendar for.

Columbia has always been good at getting noticed. Money Magazine named Columbia the #1 Best Place to Live in the U.S. Close to both Baltimore and D.C., we’re known for our flourishing business environment, quality education, outdoor activities, state-of-the-art community amenities, luxury residences, and popular mall. We’re a destination for music and the arts and home to the newly renovated Merriweather Post Pavilion. This vibrant, established community is thriving, growing, and will soon be among the area’s new urban destinations. More excitement is coming with expanded downtown neighborhood district connected by pedestrian paths and walkways. Say hello to your perfect place.

Downtown Columbia Partnership proudly serves a new urban district that embraces its future as an exceptional business, residential, retail, and cultural destination. We promote the growth and vitality of this community and its businesses, implement beautification projects, support transportation initiatives, and host events that bring people together.

This is Your DTC.

Behind the statistics are people who are passionate about community and collaboration. DTC Partnership is committed to the growth and success of the Downtown Columbia urban core. In fact, it’s our sole purpose. We strive to ensure that DTC is the best environment to build your business, raise a family, and pursue whatever it is that makes you happy. And as the vision for a “citysmart†urban core comes to life, you’ll find plenty of new reasons to love it here.

#1 Best Place to Live in U.S. by Money Magazine
#5 for job growth and economic opportunity in U.S.
One of the nation’s top school districts by U.S. News & World Report, including 3 of the top 10 high schools in Maryland
Top 10 most digital Counties in U.S. by Center for Digital Government and The National Association of Counties
Howard County ranked healthiest in the state by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Average household income: $143,250
Average age: 38
Daytime population: 191,000
Four-year college degree or higher: 60%