I presume you mean the Ellicott Square Townhouses on Rt 144 on Western Ellicott City? I believe they are on Ellicott Circle Drive...... if so, I think those are an interesting option, but I feel that there are some other good options in that area as well. If you are only looking at new construction, then there isn't a great deal available in that part of Ellicott City. If you are not familiar with Waverly Woods, you should take a look there as well. It is close by, has great amenities, and a community pool- for under $40 per month HOA.
One thing you should know about the Ellicott Square area is that there is a large development planned across the road From this morning's paper:
Dense Development Sought at Historic Ellicott Manor
Requests for a series of changes in Howard County zoning laws that would allow a retirement community to be built on a 188-acre portion of historic Doughoregan Manor were submitted to county officials yesterday.
The changes would allow dense development of the eastern edge of the nearly 300-year-old estate in Ellicott City. It is still owned and inhabited by descendants of Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
-- Baltimore Sun
That is somewhat across the street from that neighborhood. But understand, more development generally drives prices up (people resist development, but done correctly it increases values), and that is good in the long run. Another development nearby (Turf Valley) is expanding as well, and including some nice shopping and service amenities right around the corner off Marriottsville Rd.
As far as options, builders are flexible on options, not as flexible on total price. You should talk to an experienced agent who is familiar with that area to determine what home best fits your needs.
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