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Living in Catonsville, MD

Catonsville is a small city located immediately west of Baltimore. Much of the town's economic opportunities come from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), but it has several diverse neighborhoods with their own unique characteristics and businesses. Overall, though, Catonsville, Maryland, retains the feel of a college town, even though it is next to Maryland's largest city.

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Things to Do in Catonsville

Catonsville, Maryland, has plenty of attractions that make it an enjoyable place to live. If you like museums, then visit the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum and the Spring Grove Alumni Museum. The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum offers a look at the life of its namesake. Benjamin Banneker was a scientist who studied several disciplines, including botany, astronomy, and mathematics. He played a key role in the early development of Catonsville, so it's worth seeing how this diverse man lived.

Living in Catonsville also makes it easy to visit some of Baltimore County's best parks. The Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park at UMBC is a particularly interesting place. Despite its name, you won't find traditional sculptures on the grounds. Instead, you get to view oak trees and rocks that have been carefully planted to create an aesthetic experience, and it is a relaxing place to spend the afternoon.

If you are more interested in hiking than relaxing, then visit Patapsco Valley State Park along the southern border of Catonsville, Maryland. The park covers over 16,000 acres of land and stretches 32 miles along the Patapsco River, along with 170 miles of trails with varying levels of difficulty.

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Housing in Catonsville

Most Catonsville real estate development has focused on building single-family homes. This is especially true in Catonsville neighborhoods north of the Baltimore Turnpike, which include heavily residential areas like Adil Meadows and Westview Park. There are also plenty of stand-alone homes for sale in Catonsville's southern area near Patapsco Valley State Park.

A higher population density around UMBC makes it necessary for many people to live in apartments and townhomes. While there are other multi-family buildings spread throughout Catonsville, MD, the highest concentration is near campus.


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  • Museums like the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum offers plenty of opportunities to explore the early development of the city and to learn something new.
  • Relaxation activities include strolling along the tall oak trees within the Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park or hiking along the Patapsco River in the 16,000 acre Patapsco Valley State Park.


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