One of the first things you'll notice about Boyds is how large and spread-out it is—covering 27 square miles. Yet, there are only a little over 2,000 residents! How is this even possible in the modern-day Washington metropolitan area? We'd better break it down historically. To learn more about Boyds, MD homes for sale, start browsing the active real estate listings below:
Current Listings in Boyds (Sorted Highest to Lowest)
16311 BARNESVILLE RD
Listing office: W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors, A Long & Foster Co.
MLS® ID: MC9866795
15435 BARNESVILLE RD
Listing office: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
MLS® ID: MC9895346
More About the Boyds, MD Real Estate Market
The town goes back to early railroad days and there are still a number of grand historic structures, including the Boyd Hotel, built in 1887 and designed in the Second Empire style. Also known as the Historic High View and the Burdette Hotel, this 23-room resort inn is now a private residence.
In the early 2000s, some developers took note of all the beautiful, unoccupied land, and a new wave of construction began with custom homes and condos for sale. Unfortunately, the new upscale building boom bumped right into the national real estate downturn. This created a ripple effect that resulted in plunging values and in some cases, foreclosures and short sales.
So where do things stand now in Boyds? With the apt slogan, “Home in the Country,” this charming, bucolic town is a great place to live with amenities like the Boyd Country Market—established in 1933 and still going strong. Commuters can board the MARC New Brunswick rail line at the historic Boyd station, and there's wonderful parks and recreation.
Single-family homes for sale in Boyds, MD make up the majority of listings, with prices starting around $300,000 and climbing into seven-figure territory. Styles include Victorian, Colonial, Cape, Tudor and even a few large A-frames. It's the mid-to-upper six figure custom homes that are especially interesting, however, in that prices are well below value for their size. You'll also find some short sale opportunities with these large custom homes.
As for Boyds, MD condos for sale, luxury townhouse construction actually starts in the $100s and tops out at around $400,000 for very large row house-style townhomes. All in all, there's a real buyers market right now in Boyds. At some point, values will catch up to where they once were but until then, there will be some very happy real estate shoppers.