TOWSON in BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND
Towson, Maryland is the county seat for Baltimore County. Towson is located immediately north of Baltimore City, inside the Beltway (I-695), east of I-83 and along York Road. Its census boundaries include Pikesville to the west, Lutherville and Hampton to the north, Parkville to the east, and Baltimore to the south.
Major neighborhoods in Towson include Anneslie, Dulaney Manor, Idlewylde, Greenbriar, Southland Hills, Rodgers Forge, Stoneleigh, Wiltondale, Towson Manor Village, Hunt Crest Estates, Knollwood-Donnybrook, East Towson, and West Towson. Ruxton, which lies to the west, is sometimes considered a part of Towson. Click on any of the above neighborhoods to search for homes for sale in Towson.
There's lots to do in Towson! Hampton National Historic Site is operated by the U.S. National Park Service. The home and grounds were formerly the core of the vast Ridgely estate. The site includes the Ridgely's 18th Century Georgian manor house, gardens, grounds, and the original stone slave quarters. The National Park Service offers free admission and guided tours.
Towson Town Center is Baltimore County's largest indoor mall with four stories of shops and a parking garage, which is also linked to some other shops across the street, including a Barnes & Noble, which structurally is beneath Joppa Road near the Towson Circle. Also nearby is Allegheny Avenue, the main street of downtown Towson, which offers a variety of local restaurants.
Towson University is a public school in southern Towson. Towson University's student population is greater than 20,000, making it the second largest institution in the University System of Maryland. TU is home to the largest Business School in the state of Maryland, with 2,500 students. It was founded in 1866 as the Maryland State Normal School for the training of teachers. North of downtown is a small private liberal arts school, Goucher College, which was founded in 1885 as The Woman's College of Baltimore.
Towson is served by the Baltimore County Public Schools district, and the Baltimore County Board of Education headquarters is located here as well. There are three high schools. Towson High School was the first secondary school founded and is Towson's largest, while Loch Raven High School dates from 1972. The Carver Center for Arts and Technology is a local magnet school.
Towson is served by six public elementary schools: Rodgers Forge, Stoneleigh, Riderwood, Hampton, West Towson, and Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet School of Technology, which serves students from all over Baltimore County. All six of the schools are now over-capacity.
The Towson area has a number of long-established private schools at the secondary school level, including Calvert Hall College High School, Loyola Blakefield, Baltimore Lutheran School,Notre Dame Preparatory School.
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