Milano Dezign is proud to offer its services to the city of Westminster, Maryland. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.
History Westminster, Maryland
Founded by William Winchester (1706-1790) who purchased around 167 acres of land called White’s Level in 1754. The Maryland General Assembly decided to change the name from Winchester to Westminster due to the former being the name of the county seat in Frederick County. Since 1868, the city holds its annual Memorial Day Parade which is famous for the longest continuously running Memorial Day celebration in the entire US. There is a historic marker in the city that proclaims it as the first place in the country to provide Rural Free Delivery postal service.
|Population density (sq mi)||2,805||474||91|
|Married (15yrs & older)||51%||54%||55%|
- The average age in the city is 12% lower than Maryland
- 18% of the population is Caucasian
- 79% of the population is African-American
- 35% of the population is Asian
Cost of Living
|Cost of living index||110||120||100|
|Goods & Services index||106||109||100|
|Health care index||92||93||100|
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
Schools in Westminster, MD
The city is served by the Carroll County Public Schools. The number of enrolled students is over 28,000 considered to be the ninth biggest school system in the state of Maryland. There are 8 comprehensive high schools, 2 career and technology centers and a single alternative school called The Gateway School. Grades 9 to 12 students attend seven Carroll County high schools. There are 23 elementary schools and 9 middle schools in Carroll County of which 2 high schools, 2 middle schools and 3 elementary schools serve Westminster students.
Places of Worship
Here are some of the places of worship in the city:
- Saint Benjamin’s Lutheran Church
- Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren
- Trinity Lutheran church
- Union Memorial Baptist Church
- Jerusalem Lutheran Church
- Faith Community Bible Church
- Firm Foundation Worship Center
- First Presbyterian Church
- Church of the Open Door
- Community Baptist Church
- Westminster Church of God
The top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||Carroll County Public Schools||3,757|
|4||Carroll Lutheran Village||437|
|5||General Dynamics Robotics Systems||350|
|7||S.H. Tevis & Son||238|
|10||Landmark Community Newspapers||164|
Restaurants & Nightlife
O’Lordan’s Irish Pub – A very good Irish pub that offers amazing cottage fries appetizer. The Guinness is great and they also offer convenient outdoor seating and excellent service from the staff. Do try the lamb chops and the asparagus and mashed potatoes. The leek and potato soup is also good as well.
Rocksalt Grille – The restaurant serves the best scallops, crab cakes and pulled pork sliders. Service is great and the prices won’t burn a hole in your pocket. The seafood quesadilla is also a favorite with locals.
Texas Roadhouse – If you are craving for steaks then this is the place to be. The ribeye is big enough to be shared with another. The sweet and baked potatoes are cooked to perfection as well as the rolls and honey butter. Service and prices are both excellent.
Fun Things to Do in Westminster
Visit the Hashawha Tower which is a 35 foot tall windmill located at the Hashawha Environmental Center. You can check out various butterflies in the exhibit hall and there is also a bear exhibit and bee hives on the property.
Annual events in the city are:
- Carroll County Fair
- Common Ground on the Hill
- Maryland Wine Festival
- Art in the Park
Western Maryland College Historic District – a nice place to view fine architecture. They are the oldest surviving architectural links from the 19th century.
Carroll County Almshouse and Farm – also known as the Carroll County Museum it is a historic farm complex that offers seasonal tours of a 19th century structure and grounds with period buildings and animals.
Top Local Homebuilders
Here are some of the top local homebuilders in the area:
- ALC Contractors LLC
- Van Sant Construction Co.
- Sunfire Homes
- Greenbuilders, Inc.
- Raphael Homes
Top Local Landscapers
The top landscapers in the area are:
- Wolff Tree and Landscape
- Family Mowing and Landscaping Services
- Douglas Lawn & Landscape
- Naturalawn of America
- Ichabod’s Tree Experts, Inc.
Top Local Realtors
Here are the top local realtors in the city:
- Northrop Realty
- Greg Brock
- Jeannette Hitchcock
- Cynthia Massari
- Bob Lucido Team
- Denise Lewis
Westminster, Maryland truly is a great place to live. If you are interested to know more about our remodeling design services, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.