Bel Air

Bel Air's identity has gone through several transformations since 1780. Aquilla Scott, who had inherited land known as "Scott's Improvement Enlarged," planned the town on a portion that he called "Scott's Old Fields." Four years later, the town had expanded as local politicians, merchants, and innkeepers purchased lots from Scott, and the county commissioners decided to change its name to the more appealing "Belle Aire." In his deeds, Scott dropped one letter, renaming the town, "Bell Aire." Around 1798, court records dropped two more letters, and "Bel Air" was born.

During this period, Bel Air began to rise in prominence. In 1782, just two years after its founding, it became Harford's county seat, and Daniel Scott (Aquilla's son) started building a courthouse on Main Street. Although the town limits in the late 18th century encompassed nothing more than the two sides of Main Street, the days following the Civil War saw a building and land-development boom that remains in full swing to this day.

Into the 1950s, the town hosted horse racing at Bel Air Racetrack, which stood where the Harford Mall is today.

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$230,000
BEL AIR, MD
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. MRIS
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$265,000
BEL AIR, MD
5
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Century 21 The Real Estate Centre MRIS
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$264,900
BEL AIR, MD
3
beds
4
baths
Listing courtesy of Cummings & Co. Realtors MRIS
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$414,900
BEL AIR, MD
5
beds
4
baths
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Gateway LLC MRIS
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$137,500
BEL AIR, MD
2
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams American Premier Realty LLC MRIS
Updated Dec 18, 2017 1:00:am
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