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Bel Air’s roots date back to the late 18th century.
Aquilla Scott inherited land and named a portion of that land “Scott’s Old Fields”. Development quickly
began and four years later, merchants, innkeepers and politicians purchased lots from Scott. Not long after these transactions, the county commissioners changed decided to change the town’s name to “Belle Aire.” Years later, the name was shortened to the current spelling “Bel Air”.
Soon after the town began it’s expansion, Bel Air became Harford County’s seat and Daniel Scott (the son of Aquilla Scott) broke ground to build the courthouse on Main Street. Following the Civil War, additional building and land-development occurred. A horse track was even built in the 1950s, which was located where the Harford Mall is today. There were some brief set backs during the 20th century when several fires wreaked havoc on Main Street. The worst being the fire in 1972 which caused more than $2 million in damages.
Bel Air Main Street
For more than 130 years, Main Street has remained the “Heart of Bel Air.” With it’s strip of restaurants, including The Main Street Oyster House, The Tower & Sunny Day Cafe (to name a few), and string of shops, Main Street is a popular destination for many. Popular annual events are held on Main Street like the 4th of July Parade, Chocolate Festival, Farm Fair, & The Maryland State BBQ Bash, which attracts nearly 30,000 visitors across the country!
Bel Air Amenities
Bel Air continues to be a highly developing and prosperous area. More housing developments are emerging and jobs are plentiful. The biggest employers being Aberdeen Proving Ground and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. The schools in Bel Air are some of the best in the county. Shopping, dining and recreational activities draw home seekers and visitors to the area. Right behind the Harford Mall is the Bel Air Athletic Club. So if you want to pump some iron after a long day of shopping, you can literally walk on over. Then afterwards, head next store to Steel Fish for happy hour!
The Festival of Bel Air, as well as the newly expanded Harford Mall, are great options for the shopping enthusiast. Another popular area is “Old Bel Air” consisting of the historically significant Main Street. Main Street features numerous unique shop and delicious dining options, all keeping with it’s old world charm.
If these small town qualities are important to you in your home buying decision, explore Bel Air–it surely will not disappoint you!
Bel Air Schools
All Bel Air schools are located in Harford County. Parents can send their children to one of 8 elementary schools located in Bel Air, including Red Pump Elementary School, Bel Air Elementary School, Fountain Green, Ring Factory, and Prospect Mill to name a few. Some of the middle schools include Bel Air Middle School, Patterson Mill, Southampton, and high schools inclue C. Milton Wright, Bel Air High School, Harford Technical High School and more. Parents also have the option of sending their children to private schools, one being John Carroll High.
All Bel Air Schools rated a 7 or above on Great! Schools.
Bel Air offers its visitors and residents big city convenience in a small town package!