Welcome to Baltimore County

A vibrant county full of opportunity and adventure.

Situated in the geographic center of Maryland, Baltimore County is the third-most populous county in Maryland. The county consists of over two dozen neighborhoods, with a community for virtually every lifestyle. Baltimore County was formed in 1659, so visitors and residents alike can be sure to find history on every corner. Those who are wanting to learn more about the fascinating history of the area can do so at the Historical Society of Baltimore County. Founded in 1959, the museum aims to preserve the history of the county through exhibitions, lectures, and community events. 

Baltimore County architecture spans several centuries and styles. With such a rich history, it’s no surprise that the county boasts many historic buildings. A drive through the county will reveal a varied mix of housing types, spanning from condos to single family homes and everything in between. Some of the most popular architectural styles represented here include Colonial Revival, Federal, Italianate, and Square Fronts. 

What to Love 

  • Diverse range of housing types and architectural styles 
  • Conveniently located and excellent public transportation 
  • Close access to nature and ample recreational activities

Local Lifestyle 

Baltimore County's wide array of communities enables residents to find something that suits them. You’ll find walkable neighborhoods, bustling downtowns, rural farm and horse country, and quiet suburban communities. The close proximity of the neighborhoods in the county enables residents to explore them all. Residents of Baltimore County can enjoy a vibrant, exciting region with endless opportunities.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Baltimore residents have a wide variety of options at their doorstep when it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment. Embark on an upscale dining experience at Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill. This refined restaurant is known for their hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood selections, signature salads, and house specialities. The Oregon Grille is another great place to celebrate a special occasion. A short drive from downtown Baltimore, this locale offers an elevated spin on American dishes. Additionally, The Valley Inn is a historic tavern and grill serving traditional American fare, but those looking for a more casual eating experience can head over to Tark’s Grill, a neighborhood joint that’s well loved for their delicious New American cuisine. 

If shopping is your guilty pleasure, head over toTowson, a vibrant city with shopping galore from small shops to large malls.  There’s something for everyone in Baltimore County!

Things to Do

If you time it right, you can enjoy a family-friendly day at the Maryland State Fair, a nearly two-week event that begins in late August. The fair is complete with daily home arts, farm and garden, livestock and horse exhibits, rides, games, live concerts, and entertainment. 

For an adults-evening out, head over to Guinness Open Gate Brewery. Located in Halethorpe, this site features an experimental brewery, taproom, and restaurant. Guests can also participate in tours or tastings for a more personal experience. 


Baltimore County is served by the Baltimore County Public Schools and is home to a number of top-notch schools, including both private and private options. Best schools include: 

  • Eastern Technical High School
  • Western Technical High School
  • Hereford High School
  • Pikesville High School
  • McDonogh
  • Mt. St. Joseph
  • Friends School of Baltimore

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