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Living in Taneytown, MD

Founded in 1754, Taneytown, Maryland, is a charming community with a long and fascinating history. Today, the growing neighborhood offers its residents a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the Baltimore metro area, as well as easy access to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Additionally, the town is located conveniently close to Gettysburg.

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Things to Do in Taneytown

The vast majority of Taneytown's attractions and amenities involve some element of history. A mere stroll though the Taneytown neighborhood's historic district is more than enough to satisfy most residents, but others prefer to spend time at the Taneytown History Museum, which was recently relocated. Additionally, several small historic exhibits can be found on East Baltimore Street.

When those living in Taneytown aren't checking out the area's historical attractions, they're busy taking advantage of the great outdoors. Many spend their evenings and weekends at the Taneytown Memorial Park, where they can play baseball, softball, basketball, football, and tennis. Additionally, younger residents can play at the park's multiple playgrounds. For a more peaceful experience, community members typically head to Roberts Mill Park, which has a serene pond fed by the park's natural springs.

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Taneytown Real Estate

Historic housing is prominent throughout Taneytown, which has a vast historic district that was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Residents take great pride in the historic atmosphere, but many live in ranches constructed during the post-World War II boom or more luxurious houses constructed after 2010. Colonial homes dominate the area, and even homes that were built more recently reflect this overarching architectural style. Solid-brick masonry and brick facades are common among homes for sale in Taneytown, as are large front porches. The Taneytown real estate market mostly consists of detached single-family homes, but there are also numerous townhomes and apartment complexes in the area.

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Transportation and Travel in Taneytown

Taneytown, MD, is located near the Pennsylvania border, leaving residents free to enjoy the best of both states. The community is intersected by Routes 140 and 194. Route 140 connects with Route 15, which leads to Frederick to the south and Gettysburg and Harrisburg to the north. The area is also served by the Carroll Transit System.


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What Locals Love

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  • During favorable weather, head over to Taneytown Memorial Park to play baseball, basketball, tennis, and more.
  • Visit the Taneytown History Museum to learn about the community’s earliest residents, those who founded the town in 1754, and more.


Taneytown Real Estate at a Glance

  • 30 Homes Sold*
  • 37 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $439,750 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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