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Baltimore County Properties & Real Estate
Baltimore County is a county located in the state of Maryland, forming part of the Baltimore-Washington Metro area. The southern portion of Baltimore County is heavily populated and urbanized, while the northern portion is more rural.
As of 2018, the estimated population of Baltimore County is 828,438.
Baltimore County's boundaries are marked by the border with Pennsylvania to the north, Harford County to the east, Chesapeake Bay to the southeast, Baltimore to the south, the Patapsco River to the west, and Carroll and Howard counties to the west.
Baltimore County's neighbors are York, Carroll, Harford, Anne Arundel, Kent, and Howard Counties.
Major roads and highways in Baltimore County include:
- Interstate 83, which runs towards Pennsylvania.
- Interstate 95, which runs northeast to New York and southwest to Washington DC.
- Interstate 695, which acts as a ring road around Baltimore City.
Baltimore County’s proximity to Baltimore City and Washington, DC affords residents the opportunity to enjoy city life within minutes. Baltimore City is easily accessible by the Light Rail and Washington, DC is just a short MARC Train ride south of the Baltimore County line.
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Real Estate in Baltimore County
Many of Baltimore County's neighborhoods were built through the middle of the 20th Century. As such, they reflect the popular styles of these times.
Expect to find many homes in minimal Cape Cod styles, with all white cladding, external shutters, dormer windows, and raised doorways.
Larger homes reflect some classic suburban looks, with split level garrison homes finished in red brick and white siding. Chimneys, raised porches, and loft rooms are also popular features.
Many of these properties feature on generous yards, sans fencing, opening onto sidewalks on both sides of the street, and open bay parking.
The people of Baltimore County take pride in their communities, making sure their lawns and gardens are well kept.
Baltimore County History
The precise origin of Baltimore County is lost to history, but appearances in the historical record go back as far as 1659. The county was also officially founded that year.
The county derives its name from Cecil Calvert, the proprietor of the Maryland Colony, whose title in Ireland was the 2nd Baron Baltimore, after Baltimore, Ireland.
The area has many preserved sites of historic interest, a number of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Baltimore County is known for its many historic districts and neighborhoods. To find out more, read our guide to buying a historic home.
Baltimore County: Highlights & Attractions
Baltimore County is known for its beautiful coastline and farmland, its historic sites, and the high quality of education that it offers its students.
Some notable outdoor locations to visit and enjoy nature include:
- Hampton National Historic Site
- Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area
- Loch Raven Fishing Center
- Miami Beach Park
- Northeast Regional Recreation Center
- Oregon Ridge Park
- Rocky Point Beach and Park
What County is Baltimore City In?
Baltimore is an independent city, meaning that it is not located in, or belong to any county. The borders of Baltimore County end at the city limits of Baltimore City.
As such, Baltimore City and Baltimore County are separate political entities.
Baltimore County At A Glance
- Ranked #4 on Forbes list of America’s New Tech Hot Spots
- Baltimore County 3rd Largest School System in Maryland
- Baltimore County Ranked #2 in Maryland in terms of job opportunities
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