Baltimore County Neighborhoods

Baltimore County

Arbutus: Family homes dominate this community, located minutes from downtown Baltimore via I-95.

Catonsville: Turn-of-the-century Victorian and Colonial houses sit alongside notable area hospitals and colleges. I-70 and I-695 put Catonsville within minutes of key destinations like BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Cockeysville: This affluent community near Lutherville and Timonium is known for its antiques shops and Oregon Ridge Nature Center.

Dundalk: Waterfront housing is located along the Chesapeake Bay. The Historic Dundalk Village Shopping Center is a mix of offices and local merchants.

Essex: Detached homes, condominiums, parks and marinas populate this shorefront community. The proximity of the Chesapeake Bay makes fishing and sailing everyday activities among the locals.

Hunt Valley:
Hunt Valley Towne Center is the area‚??s biggest commercial attraction, with hotels, luxury stores and various entertainment options. McCormick & Co. and Procter & Gamble operate here, with easy light-rail access to downtown Baltimore.

Lutherville: Its past life as a summer resort area is captured in many Victorian structures. I-83 offers quick commuter access to destinations north and south.

Middle River: Waterfront communities offer an array of housing, including one- and two-car garage townhomes and single-family dwellings. U.S. Route 43, U.S. Route 40, I-695 and I-95 make traveling convenient.

Monkton: Stately homes, horse farms and wide-open landscapes are Monkton‚??s claim to fame. A popular attraction is the 22-acre Ladew Topiary Gardens.

Owings Mills: This white-collar community includes condos, single-family homes, townhouses, restaurants and Owings Mills Mall. Commuters use a variety of transportation options, including I-695, I-795, the Metro subway system and public buses.

Parkton: Moments from I-83, Parkton is a small, rural town with rolling hills that serve as a backdrop to Woodhall Wine Cellars.

Parkville: A quiet enclave convenient to Towson, White Marsh and I-95 (via I-695), Parkville has many detached, Cape Cod-style homes.

Perry Hall: Located next to White Marsh and just 10 miles northeast of Baltimore City, this family community features good schools, quality homes and well-utilized recreational areas surrounding U.S. Route 1.

Phoenix: Opulent properties and a country-like appeal characterize this fast-growing area near Hunt Valley.

Pikesville: A quaint commercial district that brings big- name stores together with neighborhood shops.

Randallstown: A long-established community, Randallstown offers mixed housing, including single-family homes and apartments. I-695 and I-795 provide access to Carroll and Howard counties and Baltimore City.

Reisterstown: Next to Owings Mills along I-795, you can find this Main Street community of single-family homes and family-owned shops.

Rosedale: U.S. Route 40 runs from Baltimore into this community, which is a mix of industrial and residential areas featuring single-family homes.

Timonium: Conveniently located off I-83, Timonium is home to well-established neighborhoods and busy shopping centers, as well as the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

Towson: The Baltimore County seat is suburbia with an urban appeal, thanks to a thriving downtown, shopping areas like Towson Town Center and The Shops at Kenilworth, restaurants, condominums, local colleges and detached homes along tree-lined streets. Access to I-695 and I-83 make Towson very commuter-friendly.

White Hall: Horse farms and million-dollar homes make this area particularly picturesque.

White Marsh: An important county growth area, White Marsh is an entertainment and shopping hot spot thanks to The Avenue, Nottingham Square and White Marsh Mall, the second-largest regional mall in the Baltimore area.