Paternal Gift Farm, Maryland
Paternal Gift Farm is an unincorporated community new homes community located in Howard County, Maryland in the Highland, Maryland ZIP code 20777. The Paternal Gift Farm, Inc is its homeowners' association, and all homeowners are members.
The Paternal Gift Farm development consists of 30 single family homes—28 new homes, the farm manager's home, and the original developer's home—on approximately 123 acres (0.50 km2). The property rests on the land triangle made between Maryland Route 216 (Highland road), Maryland route 108, and Hall Shop Road.
Paternal Gift Farm is the recipient of several state and national awards. In 1997, the Home Builders Association of Maryland presented Paternal Gift Farm with two awards: "1997 LDC Award of Excellence" for excellence in design, planning and construction of a small single family development, and the "1997 Overall Project of the Year."
Also in 1997, the National Association of Conservation Districts presented Paternal Gift Farm with the "Outstanding Cooperator Award" for the environmentally sensitive way in which the property is subdivided and for dedicated responsible land management.
The community was featured on an episode of Dream Builders in a segment called "Farms of Tomorrow".
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