Aberdeen Homes For Sale
Choosing Aberdeen homes for sale will provide residents with a location within the largest municipality in Harford County. The city is part of the Baltimore-Towson Metropolitan Statistical Area and is the 20th-largest within the United States metropolitan area. The city has a population of 14,959 and is less than 5 miles from Havre de Grace, Maryland. It was named for Aberdeen in Scotland by the Scottish who immigrated to this area. Originally developed in 1852, Aberdeen became a town in 1892. Aberdeen is actually located in a group of three communities – Hall’s Cross Roads, Mechanicsville and the Village of Aberdeen.
In 1992, on the 100th anniversary of becoming a town, Aberdeen incorporated as a city. This city is often called the “Gateway to the Chesapeake Bay.” There are a variety of family-oriented neighborhoods, an abundance of green space for the enjoyment of the outdoors and a relaxed way of life that is preferred by many today. While it has the appeal of small town living, Aberdeen real estate is located near many big city conveniences, such as arts and cultural institutions, shopping, fine dining and transportation. Residents of Aberdeen are served by the Harford County Public School District. There are 54 schools in the district with an enrollment of 38,636 students. Within the district there are also a number of private schools.
Aberdeen real estate includes single-family homes, row houses and complexes. Many were built from 1970 to 1994 and from 1940 to 1969. There are historic homes and new construction as well. The city is home to the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG). This is the headquarters of the United States Army Test and Evaluation Command and the facility employs 7,500 civilians and 5,000 military personnel. Also located in Aberdeen are Frito-Lay, Clorox, Saks Fifth Avenue and Pier 1 Imports. The proximity of Aberdeen to Interstate 95, U.S. Route 40 and the Amtrak and Chessie rail lines are highly desirable aspects for businesses.
The Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum located in the city is affiliated with the Harford County Historical Society and is an historical as well as an educational facility. Aberdeen is the home of the Aberdeen Iron Birds, a minor league baseball team. The Iron Birds play at Ripken Stadium and are owned by Cal Ripken, Jr., hall of famer and former Baltimore Orioles player, and his brother Billy.