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Living in Reisterstown, MD

Reisterstown, Maryland, is an unincorporated community known for its large historic district, located 22 miles northeast of downtown Baltimore. Several smaller communities are located within Reisterstown, including Worthington Meadows and Westbury. Nearby landmarks include the Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area, the Gwynnbrook State Game Farm, and the Maryland National Veterans Cemetery. Reisterstown also borders Camp Fretterd, which is a Maryland Army National Guard and Air Guard training site and the home of the Maryland Defense Force.

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Things to Do

Recreational opportunities are abundant in Reisterstown, MD, and the town boasts several small, charming parks. Despite not having a particularly attractive name, Roaches Run Park is a lovely sanctuary in which residents can escape the stresses of everyday life. Athletic residents enjoy spending long summer afternoons at Hannah More Park, which has a skate park and playground, as well as multiple softball fields. Hannah More Park is also the designated site for the annual Reisterstown Festival. Local dog lovers spend much of their time at the well-named Baltimore Area Recreation Center (BARC) Park, which includes separate parks for small and large dogs, as well as several water fountains designed for dogs.

History buffs adore Reisterstown, which was founded by John Reister in 1758. Several 18th- and 19th-century structures remain standing, including St. Michael's Church and the Montrose Mansion.

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Housing in Reisterstown

A variety of architectural types are represented in Reisterstown, Maryland. Most residents live in detached single-family homes, although some smaller town homes, condominiums, and apartments are also available. Reisterstown real estate largely consists of historic structures dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s; several of these are located in Reistertown's historic district, which is included on the United States National Register of Historic Places.

Newer homes for sale in Reisterstown often feature brick facades and other elements of historic style that allow them to blend in nicely with Reisterstown's many historic buildings. Other newer construction includes a sprawling ranch-style house that appeals to many aspiring homeowners.

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Transportation and Travel in Reisterstown

Although the Reisterstown neighborhood is too far away from Baltimore's city center to qualify as an inner-ring suburb, those living in Reisterstown, Maryland, appreciate the relative ease of access to both the downtown area and such significant suburbs as Towson and Catonsville. The city center is best accessed via the Northwest Expressway. Residents are also served by the Baltimore Metro and the Maryland Transit Authority's Bus No. 56.


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  • Parks and green space are abundant throughout the area, like Hannah Moore Park, which features a playground and skate park, and the Baltimore Area Recreation Center, which features separate parks for large and small dogs. 
  • History and architectural buffs spend the day exploring St. Michael’s Church and the Montrose Mansion, 18th and 19th century structure that still remain.
  • To keep things fun, the Reisterstown Festival brings fireworks, a car show, arts and craft vendors, a motorcycle show, and a family fun area each year towards the end of summer.


Reisterstown Real Estate at a Glance

  • 68 Homes Sold*
  • 54 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $587,000 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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