Glenwood is located in western Howard County and is experiencing considerable growth. Offering a slower pace and tranquil atmosphere of a country setting in close proximity to the major thoroughfares of Interstate 70 and Route 97, and a quick and convenient commute to Columbia, Baltimore or Washington, D.C. Retail development is sufficient to meet the need for daily goods and services, although regional malls are available within a 30-minute drive. Most of the housing that dots the countryside is single-family in style. Those looking for a neighborhood setting will find a selection of newer subdivisions where homes enjoy generous parcels of land. Local recreational activities include fishing and boating at Tridelphia Lake, strolling through azalea gardens, and hiking at nearby Patuxent River State Park.