Homes for sale in Catonsville are located on the Southwest side of Baltimore County. Catonsville was originally a vacation home destination of Baltimore City’s wealthy residents who wanted to escape the heat and humidity. Today, Catonsville is an amalgam of diverse historic buildings, residential charm, commercial & industrial areas, educational institutions, and natural beauty.
Catonsville’s main street is comprised of small independent shops and business, many of which are music stores. In fact, because Catonsville has such a high concentration of music stores, venues, and music-related events, the MD legislature, in 2002, issued a proclamation declaring Catonsville to be “Music City, Maryland”.
Catonsville’s main neighborhood, Old Catonsville, on the National Historic District since 2002, is comprised of homes with various architectural styles. Homes for sale in Catonsville comprise architectural styles that include Victorian, Queen Anne, Bungalow, Colonial Revival, Dutch Colonial, Tudor Revival, and Craftsman. While nearby Baltimore National Pike, U.S. Route 40, is a shoppers’ paradise with a variety of shops, malls, and big-box retailers to satisfy everyone’s budget.
If you are looking to get out and commune with nature, Catonsville offers some of the most extensive hiking and bike trails in the area…not to mention opportunities for camping, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting, including Patapsco State Park, The Catonsville Heritage Trails, and Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park
If you are interested in getting your kids outside Catonsville has an active Recreational Council that keeps their youngest residents moving. Offering opportunities to participate in in-house and travel teams for Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Field Hockey, the recreational council fosters sportsmanship, a love of sports and provides some great coaching through parent volunteers.
Catonsville’s active Chamber of Commerce does an excellent job of fostering a sense of community among its residents. They sponsor many events and festivals including an Arts and Crafts Festival in September, A Taste of Catonsville in April, Flower Fest in May, a Crab Feast in July, outdoor music concerts, known a Frederick Road Fridays, from June to the end of August on Egges Lane, and the ever popular 4th of July Parade. NOTE: Catonsville residents are passionate about their July 4th traditions and getting a great seat to view the parade is certainly one of them. Approximately one week before the parade, chairs begin to appear on Frederick Road as neighbors stake out the curbs and grassy areas along the parade route. Using tarps, wooden stakes, caution tape, and every chair type imaginable, determined residents choose prime spots and often return to the same area year after year. By July 3rd, thousands of chairs are positioned between the 1000 to 1600 block of Frederick Road, ready for what is probably considered the best parade in Maryland.
Catonsville’s access to the Baltimore Beltway, BWI Airport, the MARC Commuter Service, MTA Bus lines, and the Light Rail make it a popular area for those who work in Baltimore City (just 15 minutes from downtown Baltimore) and Washington, D.C. (less than an hour).
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