4 Communities in Bel Air

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Overview

Bel Air is a town located within Harford County, Maryland and is a suburb of Baltimore. Retirees appreciate this town for its quaintness and range of weather. 

Climate & Geography

Bel Air has a mixture of humid continental and humid subtropical climates. The average annual high temperature is in the mid 60s and the average annual low temperature is in the low 50s. The average annual precipitation is roughly 40 inches of rainfall. 

Bel Air is approximately 30 miles from Baltimore.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

The quaint town of Bel Air offers a mixture of outdoor and indoor activities. During the warmer months, residents take a stroll or bike ride along the Ma and Pa Trail, Bynum Run Park, or Walls Cook Trail. There are also art galleries, museums, and theatres scattered throughout the city. Also, Baltimore is near enough for active adults to take a day trip and enjoy the wide variety of activities the city has to offer. 

Cost of Living & Taxes

The overall cost of living in Bel Air is higher than the national average. This is due to the median home cost in Bel Air being notably higher than the national median.

Maryland is moderately tax-friendly towards retirees. Social Security and Railroad Retirement income is not taxed. Public pension income is partially taxed, and private pension income is fully taxed. Retired military personnel over 65 are able to deduct up to a certain amount of their military pensions.

Health Care

There are three highly ranked medical centers and hospitals within 20 miles of Bel Air. They are University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, and University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center is ranked high performing in heart failure. MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is regionally ranked and ranked high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and lung cancer surgery. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center is regionally ranked and ranked high performing in nine adult procedures and conditions.

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