Welcome to Mt. Airy
Quaint and charming, this antique town features rolling hills and a historic Main Street.
Centrally located within 40 miles of two cities—Washington, D.C., and Baltimore—Mt. Airy is revered for its small-town feel and proximity to this urban corridor. The landscape is picturesque and quiet—trees and farmland surround almost every home—and historic buildings can be found in the main part of town.
Originally settled along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line, the moderate-sized town, filled with rolling hills, consists of mostly single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments. Many homes here subscribe to the Colonial-revival architectural style with red-brick facades, white columns, and other traditional features.
There are 11 parks nearby, each with its own recreational draw. Some are focused on fishing, while others offer jogging trails, tennis courts, and even skateparks. Downtown Mount Airy features rows of restaurants and pubs, and on the weekends, residents gather here to shop at the local farmer’s market.
What to Love
- The rolling hills
- Proximity to D.C. and Baltimore
- Small-town feel
- Historic Main Street
People & Lifestyle
Young and affluent, the population of Mt. Airy is a mix of families and young professionals. Fewer than 10,000 people live here, and school systems are highly rated.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Many Mt. Airy residents frequent Linganore Winecellars
, a family-operated vineyard and winery nestled on 230 picturesque acres of land. There’s also Ben Gue Gifts
, a Main Street antique and gift shop offering stationery, knick-knacks, and more. The Mt. Airy Inn
serves home cooked meals and craft beer, while Memories Charcoal House
is the area’s oldest sports bar, offering steaks, wings, burgers, and more.
Things to Do
Mt. Airy residents gather for several annual functions, including the Fireman’s Carnival and Mt. Airy Day—each a public celebration featuring barbecue, family-friendly activities, and town-wide socialization. Year-round inhabitants frequent Old National Pike Park, which houses sports fields, horseshoe pits, picnic shelters, and play equipment. Golfers enjoy the Links at Challedon, a par 72 golf course, which offers a full-length driving range, a putting green, and a chipping green.
Mt. Airy is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: