Traveling Through: Bel Air, Maryland
Words and images by Shelly Nino
When the town you live in is the same town that gave our country John Wilkes Booth, you can expect it to want to redeem itself; and that it has. Established in 1782, Bel Air, Maryland is the best of both worlds: robust, preserved history mixed with modern charm and convenience. Its downtown is lined with historic buildings turned modern shops, cafes, restaurants, and municipal offices, as well as beautiful, old Victorian homes. It boasts great schools, a booming art scene, shopping options galore, gorgeous city and state parks, an unmatched sense of community and so much more. But one of Bel Air’s best selling points calls for the use of the real estate agent mantra, “location, location, location!” That’s right. it is located just a short drive away from some major east coast destinations: Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York City. When it comes to choosing a place called home, I am glad my family and I chose Bel Air. There is everything to love about living here.