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Sykesville, MD Real Estate and Homes for Sale

Sykesville Overview

Sykesville, Maryland, a town in rural Carroll County is a part of the Baltimore – Washington DC metropolitan area. With a population of 4,436, Sykesville is small town America with numerous parks and an outstanding school district.

Less than20 miles from Baltimore, Sykesville is considered rural. Located on the Patapsco River, Sykesville is 1.58 square miles.
There were 1,409 households in Sykesville, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. More than 995 families call Sykesville home.

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Sykesville, MD Real Estate Information

Sykesville is a short drive from Ellicott City, Maryland, a city with a population over 50,000. It is 19.5 miles from Baltimore. The nearest community to Sykesville is Eldersburg, only 1.5 miles away. Randallstown, Mount Airy, Owings Mill, Reisterstown, Milford Mill and Garrison are Maryland communities less than 4 miles away from Sykesville. Sykesville has convenient access to the region’s smaller towns, quaint shops, restaurants and rural settings.

According to 2011 real estate data, the estimated median home value in Sykesville was $349,972, up considerably from 2000 when the estimated median home value was $177,000.The mean price of a Sykesville single family home was $427,890.

Sykesville Attractions

Sykesville is home to a historic downtown district. One of the centerpieces of town is the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad station. Designed by E. Francis Baldwin, the station features the classic Queen Anne style, a look duplicated by many hobbyists in model railroads today.

Sykesville is also home to the Sykesville Schoolhouse Museum, a one-room schoolhouse used to educate African-America children.

Parks and Recreation

The town has several parks that are maintained by the public works department, including Millard Cooper Park, a 3- acre park complete with picnic pavilions and a large playground. Bloomfield Park, totaling 4.5 acres, features a small basketball court and picnic pavilions. Other town park facilities include Burkett Park, Shannon Park Run, Lexington Run Park, Beach Park, Sykes Railroad Park, and Linear Trail. Old Main Line Park features a fountain and park benches.
Sykesville residents may also enjoy Carroll County parks that offer a variety of recreation programs, youth sports, equestrian activities and more.

Sykesville Schools and Education

The majority of students in Sykesville attend Carroll County Public Schools, a district which serves more than 27,000 students in all of Carroll County. It is the ninth largest school system in Maryland. It ranks as one of the top performing school districts in the state. Carroll County Public Schools have received state and national recognition for providing excellence in education.

The district operates eight high schools and a career and technology center and an alternative school, The Gateway School. Carroll County Public Schools in the Sykesville area include South Carroll High, Century High, Liberty High, Oklahoma Middle, Sykesville Middle, Piney Ridge Elementary, Eldersburg Elementary, Mechanicsville Elementary, Carrolltowne Elementary, and Freedom District Elementary.

Sykesville is near many colleges and universities including Howard Community College, Stevenson University, the University of Maryland – Baltimore, Coppin State University, Loyola University Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University.

Employment and Economy

With a rural flavor and 10-acre farmettes, Sykesville is conveniently located to major employers including English American Clothiers, Joseph A Bank Clothiers, General Dynamics Robotics Systems, Northrup Grumman, Random House, Inc., Solo Cups and the Taney Corporation.

The region’s economic growth is aided by the Carroll County Department of Economic Development. This agency markets the region as home to highly educated workers in an emerging technology sector and a solid manufacturing base.  The agency boasts thousands of new jobs within the county.

Located just to the east of Sykesville is the Springfield Hospital Center, which specializes in mental health. 
The median income for a Sykesville household was $66,551, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. The median income for a Sykesville family was $75,758. The per capita income was $24,395.

Prudential Homesale YWGC Realty for Sykesville Homes and Real Estate

The area features a wide array of Sykesville homes for sale – from townhouses to affordable single-family homes to golf course communities to family farms. Contact the Sykesville real estate professionals at Prudential Homesale YWGC Realty when it's time to find a home for sale in the local area.


Carroll County Demographic Information

2010 to 2012 Change0.0%
2010 Count167,134
2012 Estimate167,217
2010 Estimate167,134
Age Distribution (Years Old)
0 to 44.9%
5 to 1723.3%
18 to 6457.5%
65 and Older14.3%
White (not Hispanic)90.8%
Native American0.2%
Native Hawaiian0.0%
Place of Birth
High School Graduate, Age 25+90.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+31.5%
English is Second Language, Age 5+4.9%
English is First Language, Age 5+95.1%
Per Capita Income$35,098
Median Household Income$83,325
People in Poverty5.6%
Average Work Commute Time35 minutes
Total Housing Units62,584
Average Household Size2.75
Owner-Occupied Median Value$342,900
Building Permits
New Private Housing Issued 2012315
Years at Residence
1 Year or More93.1%
Less Than 1 Year6.9%
Business and Employment
Private non-farm Establishments4,173
Private non-farm Employment47,074
Private non-farm Employment Growthdown 0.6%
Nonemployer Establishments11,627
Number of Firms15,984
Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender
Native American0.5%
Native Hawaiian0.0%
Business Production
Value of Shipments$1,095,101,000
Wholesale Trade$556,104,000
Retail Trade$2,141,774,000
Accommodation and Food Services$12,645
Sales Per Capita$203,808,000
Land Area447.60 sq. miles
Population Per Square Mile374

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