Although Bel Air continues to grow as more and more residents and businesses discover its small town appeal, it maintains much of its rural charm thanks to the concerted efforts of local officials. Bel Air boasts a beautifully restored historic downtown shopping district, including shops, offices, and residences, making it a top destination for many Harford County dwellers.
Homebuyers are sure to find a home to suit their tastes, as the ever growing town of Bel Air has a multitude of choices in a variety of styles from antique farmhouses and custom contemporaries, to brick facade colonial new constructions. There are many communities of large luxury homes with smaller lots, as well as older residences with the kind of abundant acreage that only rural living provides.
Bel Air's rural yet suburban setting combined with its strong Harford County Public School System makes it an ideal location for families with young children and teens. With their small class sizes, new school buildings, and dedicated staffs, Bel Air schools are regularly recognized by the Maryland State Board of Education for their ongoing commitment to nurturing the development of children throughout their school years. In addition to their strong public schools, Bel Air has several well respected private and parochial options for elementary, middle, and high school students.