Scene around Maryland- Bel Air

For the second installment of our Scene around Maryland series, here’s a shot of Main Street in Bel Air:

Bel Air is a town rich with history.  It was founded in 1780, by Aquilla Scott, who originally named it “Scott’s Old Fields,” but to increase visitors he renamed it “Belle Aire.”  Over time, a few extra letters were removed from the name to make it what it is today.  It is the county seat of Harford County, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.  Nearby Havre De Grace, also in Harford County, was once considered for the Capital of the United States.

Main Street has recently been revitalized with new roadscaping and more parking, and with lots of shopping, great restaurants, good schools, beautiful communities, and easy access to I-95, Bel Air is a great place to live!

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