There’s much more to Columbia than meets the eye. The city has ranked #4 in Money magazine’s Best Place to Live index, thanks in part to its proximity to the wide range of cultural and historic hotspots within the Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis triangle. Baltimore and all its cultural offerings are just 12 miles away and Washington DC lies 40 miles south. Annapolis, which served briefly as the national capital, overlooks Chesapeake Bay, just 30 miles southeast. And at the close of each rewarding day of exploration, you can relax at our seasonal outdoor pool or grab a set of tennis on our sports court.