Catonsville Community Information

Catonsville is conveniently located only six miles from downtown Baltimore and is approximately five to ten minutes from Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Despite being home to more than 45,000 residents, Catonsville retains a small-town feel and character.

Convenient and efficient transportation, fascinating attractions, first-rate education, exciting recreation opportunities and an enduring small-town philosophy make Catonsville one of the premier communities in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Education in Catonsville

The city of Catonsville holds education as one of its highest priorities. Residents have access to seven elementary schools, four secondary schools and three colleges, including the University of Maryland. There are also several excellent private or parochial schools located throughout the city.

Parks & Recreation

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy Patapsco Valley State Park and several nearby woodland areas. The “Rails to Trails” movement has provided Catonsville with two quality walking paths, Streetcar Trail #8 and Trolley Trail #9, which ends at the Patapsco River at Oella. Catonsville is also home to Catonsville Off-Leash Dog Park, Catonsville Community Park, Westview Park and Luman Woodland Theatre, a park that frequently hosts concerts and other events. Golfers can enjoy one of two excellent 18-hole golf courses, the private Rolling Road Golf Club or the public Diamond Ridge Golf Course.

Attractions & Cultural Activities

Catonsville is home to a thriving shopping paradise along US Route 40, which includes a variety of shopping malls, big-box retailers and furniture stores. The center of the city also boasts a number of specialty stores and restaurants. Shoppers can visit any of the merchants along Frederick Road in the Village of Catonsville or the stores in Security Square Mall, Westview Mall, Catonsville Plaza and Catonsville Junction.

The Catonsville and Baltimore areas boast a plethora of engaging cultural activities. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Opera Company and Hopkins Symphony Orchestra will satisfy any music lover's tastes. Superior museums – such as the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Science Center and National Aquarium in Baltimore – are also plentiful. More unique cultural opportunities can be found in the form of the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, the Great Blacks in Wax Museum, the Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum, or the B & O Railroad Museum. Theater patrons can enjoy the works of several theatrical groups, including the JHU Barnstormers and the Maryland Stage Company.

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