Bel Air is a great town located in a very unique state. A suburb of Baltimore, Bel Air is very much reflective of old Baltimore culture. There is a strong sense of community and a distinct set of values by which residents live. Its proximity to the Chesapeake Bay, the East coast, the Appalachian Mountains, and other great cities such as New York and Philadelphia are hard to parallel. The town is generally safe and offers enough entertainment and recreation while maintaining a small-town vibe. Nightlife could be improved, as there are few options for socializing and many establishments close relatively early (usually by midnight). The one looming dark cloud over the area, however, is the growing opioid epidemic. But police and citizens are doing their best to counter the problem effectively.