We’ve been the county seat since the 1700s, so Bel Air has long been home to shopkeepers, government workers, legal and medical professionals, educators and homemakers.
These days, our neighborhoods are an eclectic collection of turn-of-the century, mid-century and this-century homes.
There is affordable residential housing available within the Arts & Entertainment District. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the median value for owner-occupied housing units in Harford County was $146,000. Over the past decade, housing costs have risen sharply throughout the U.S. and in 2008, the estimated median house or condo value in Bel Air was $253,000.
However, in comparison to larger metropolitan areas, housing in the surrounding area and throughout Harford County remains very affordable and accounts, in part, for the tremendous growth in population in the area over the past 20 years.