The unincorporated community of Jessup is located in Howard County and Anne Arundel County near Baltimore, Md. Both counties are known for their outstanding quality of living, as Anne Arundel coined it the "land of pleasant living," and Howard County has received various accolades from Forbes, U.S. News, Sports Illustrated and CNN/Money Magazine. People looking for Jessup apartments for rent will love this small town near all the big-city amenities of Baltimore. According to Best Places, about 7,100 people live in Jessup.
Howard County was the farming and hunting ground for Native Americans, until Captain John Smith sailed up the Patapsco River in 1608. By 1830, the railroad came through Howard County and the Baltimore & Ohio's first 13 miles connected Baltimore with the prosperous communities of the region.
Individuals looking for Jessup rentals will find they are in a prime location for job opportunities. Some of the top employers in Howard and Anne Arundel counties include Acosta Sales and Marketing Company, Arbitron, Arc of Howard County, Aerotek, Apple Computer, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Cellco Partnership and Coastal Sunbelt Productions.
Because of the prime location and high-quality lifestyle offered here, Jessup's overall cost of living is about 23 percent higher than the national average. However, the average commute time for residents is about one minute shorter than the national average, according to Best Places.
Throughout Howard County, residents of Jessup can find virtually anything for entertainment and recreation. Annual events and seasonal festivals draw crowds from across the region, while quaint downtown areas offer plenty of shopping and dining opportunities. Howard County also has many free and inexpensive options for individuals who are working within a budget.
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