Mount Airy MD Homes For Sale
Mount Airy MD Homes For Sale
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Mount Airy is a town located in Carroll and Frederick counties in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is part of both the Washington Metropolitan Area and Baltimore Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census the population was 9,288. Mount Airy MD Homes For Sale
Outside of the town limits, the surrounding countryside is colloquially referred to as Mount Airy or the “Four-County Area” by locals. The “Four-County Area” derives its name from the fact that the community encompasses portions of Frederick, Carroll, Montgomery, and Howard counties.
Another elementary school, Parr’s Ridge Elementary, was built in 2005 due to serious overcrowding at Mount Airy Elementary. Parr’s takes students from kindergarten through Grade 2, while Mount Airy takes students in grades 3 through 5.Mount Airy is home to three schools. The first, Mount Airy Elementary, was built and occupied in 1935. In the mid-1980s, the school received major renovations that are reflected in its current appearance both inside and out. The school has a natural-gas-fired heating system, school-wide air conditioning, and Internet access from the classrooms and computer lab. Mount Airy MD Homes For Sale
Mount Airy Middle School was originally built in 1956 as a high school. The three-level, 16-classroom building with auditorium, gymnasium, library, cafeteria, industrial arts and vocational agricultural shops, locker rooms, lavatories and offices opened in September 1957. In 1966, after the completion of South Carroll High School, the Mt. Airy School became Mt. Airy Middle School.
During the 1999-2000 school year, Mt. Airy Middle School was named an Honorable Mention School in the Maryland Blue Ribbon School Program. This program identifies school of excellence in the areas of academic achievement, curricular excellence, significant parent and community involvement, and continuous staff development and growth. In September 2001, Mt. Airy Middle School became the first middle school in Carroll County to earn Blue Ribbon Status.
Due to serious overcrowding in Mt. Airy Elementary School, it was determined that a new elementary school would be built in Watkins Park. Until the completion of the new school, the 5th grade would move to the middle school. With the start of the 2002-03 school year, the 5th grade moved into portables behind the middle school. Parr’s Ridge Elementary school opened in September 2005 and Mt. Airy Middle School converted back to grades 6th, 7th and 8th.
Community members and staff advocated for the construction of a new facility to meet the needs of our students, due to serious overcrowding conditions at Mt. Airy Middle. During the 2009-10 school year, a planning committee was established to review conceptual designs for a potential replacement middle school.
In July 2011, ground was broken for the construction of the new Mt. Airy Middle School. Students and staff enjoyed watching the new building grow out of the ground and anxiously anticipated moving into the new building. Plans were made during the 2012-13 school year to move to the new building during spring break. As a result of damage that occurred during Hurricane Sandy in the Fall of 2012, moving to the school was postponed.
In June 2013, the final chapter of the old building was written, as the 8th grade farewell was held for the last time in the school. Within two weeks of the end of the school year, the move was complete to the new building. Demolition of the old building began at the end of June to make room for the bus loop of the new school. Students, parents, staff and community members enjoyed open house tours of the new school in August 2013. Mount Airy MD Homes For Sale
Mount Airy is located on the border between Frederick and Carroll counties, in the far eastern part of Frederick County and the southwest corner of Carroll County. Maryland Route 27 (Ridge Road) runs through the east side of the town, leading northeast 16 miles (26 km) to Westminster, the Carroll County seat, and southwest 14 miles (23 km) to Interstate 270 in Germantown. Interstate 70 forms the southern border of Mount Airy, and leads east 32 miles (51 km) to Baltimore and west 14 miles (23 km) to Frederick.
Mount Airy’s Main Street, formerly MD 27 and now Maryland Route 808, runs atop Parrs Ridge in a northeast-southwest direction with elevations ranging between 800 and 850 feet (240 and 260 m). Numerous valleys that extend outward toward the east and west from this ridge give the town its unusually hilly topography. Mount Airy straddles the division of two major drainage basins. Within the Frederick County portion of the town are the headwaters of Woodville Branch and Ben’s Branch which are parts of the Linganore Creek watershed, as well as the headwaters of Bush Creek in the southwestern part of the town. The Linganore watershed drains into Lake Linganore, a secondary source of public water for Frederick County. The Linganore and Bush Creek watersheds are part of the Lower Monocacy River watershed, with eventual drainage to the Potomac River. The east side of Mount Airy drains via tributaries of Middle Run and the South Branch of the Patapsco River to Baltimore Harbor. Both the Potomac and the Patapsco are part of theChesapeake Bay watershed.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town of Mount Airy has a total area of 4.13 square miles (10.70 km2), of which 4.12 square miles (10.67 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.29%, is water. Mount Airy MD Homes For Sale