good afternoon John, Columbia MD is unique in that if offers homes and activities to meet everyone's needs. You can find condos, townhomes and or single properties, all with close by shopping and community centers, great schools and major highways.
Even if you do not have children, owning a property in Columbia is a good investment because of Howard County's great school reputation. Additionally, each neighborhood is surrounded by walking/sogging paths, fitness centers and entertainment venues such as Merriweather and Toby's Dinner Theatre.
These are just a few pluses and I would be happy to discuss these advantages in more detail as well as your particular housing needs, regards, John