Providing a pleasant, small-town setting, Taneytown offers a selection of well-kept older neighborhoods where single-family homes predominate. At the same time, this area has welcomed many newer planned developments. Convenient services and shops are available locally, although many residents drive to nearby Westminster or across the border into Pennsylvania for expanded shopping and entertainment at regional malls. Among the recreational facilities are a community swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, and sports fields. Newcomers will sense an intangible magnetism about Taneytown, a mixture of hometown spirit, reverence for the past, and community pride. The community is located in northwest Carroll County just two miles east of Frederick County and three miles south of Adams County, Pennsylvania. Relying on its deep roots and heritage, Taneytown has been quite successful in encouraging major employers to join the area’s business-friendly environment. In addition to larger enterprises, more than 160 smaller businesses call Taneytown home.