The 210 acres of land that are now Guilford were purchased in 1872 by Arunah S. Abell, founder of The Baltimore Sun. It remained in the Abell family for 35 years, until 1907, when it was sold to the Guilford Park Company who sought to develop this parcel of land as one community rather than break it up.
Formally, established in the early 1900’s Historic Guilford’s rich history is evident in the various European influences upon which the roughly 800 stately estates are based. Homes for sale in Guilford have architectural styles that include colonial, Tudor Revival English Arts and Crafts, and the French and Italian Renaissance Revival. Interspersed throughout Guilford are four parks as well as the renowned Sherwood Gardens, six acres of open space containing 80,000 tulips and other spring flowers, Dogwoods, flowering cherries, wisteria and magnolias.
As a covenant community, Guilford’s Community Association takes an active role to ensure that the architectural integrity of the homes and neighborhood appearance work to preserve property values. Moreover, Guilford’s Historic designation allows homeowners to receive a 20% tax credit for the qualified restoration work.
Located in the midst of one of Baltimore’s cultural districts, Guilford’s proximity to theBaltimore Museum of Art, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, Loyola University, the College of Notre Dame, and an array of excellent neighborhood shops and restaurants in nearby Charles Village and along Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane, make this one of Baltimore’s highly sought after neighborhoods.
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