Bel Air Apartments for Rent
Picture a charming downtown, complete with wrought-iron balconies, awnings, sidewalk cafes, and historic architecture. Wide sidewalks perfect for an afternoon of window-shopping line the quiet streets. A street festival is taking place later that week, and you see a banner advertising this annual event. This is Bel Air – a Maryland town that defines small-town living.
Bel Air is the county seat of Harford. It is roughly 30 miles from Baltimore, but it feels light years away. Bel Air is that cozy community where people greet each other by name, and summer block parties are part of the norm. Historic Downtown Bel Air hosts the Bel Air Farmers’ Market, is home to the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, and historic sites such as Hays House and Liriodendron Mansion. Marketplace on Main is another farmers’ and artisans’ market, held during the summer and featuring local artists and farmers.
Settled in the late 1700s, Bel Air quickly became an important city. It became Harford’s county seat in 1782, and the historic Old Courthouse is still located downtown. It is also home to Harford Community College and is adjacent to the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Bel Air apartments are terrific if you want that small-town feel while still just minutes from the museums, shops, restaurants, theaters, and businesses in Baltimore.