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Baltimore County/City Homes For Sale
Baltimore is an anglicized form of the Irish phrase Baile an Tí Mhóir, meaning "Town of the Big House". Baltimore County is located in the northern part of Maryland. The County Seat is Towson. The largest city in the County is Baltimore, often called Baltimore City to distinguish between it and the county.
George Calvert, who was given a land grant for the entire colony of Maryland by Charles I, took as his title “Baron Baltimore” which was to be held by several members of the Calvert family. The barony ended with the sixth baron, Frederick Calvert. Portions of Baltimore’s land (from Baltimore County) were parceled off with other counties to form Cecil County, Prince George’s County, Harford County, and Carroll County.
The northern regions of Baltimore County are primarily rural featuring a landscape of rolling hills and hardwood trees. The south-central and southern areas of the county are suburban. Several major arteries provide easy commutes and the Maryland Transit Administration operates two rail systems in the Baltimore area.
Baltimore City is the largest city in the state of Maryland and a major US seaport. At one time, the Inner Harbor of Baltimore was the second major entry point for immigrants into the US. Today the Harborplace is an entertainment, shopping, tourist center, and home to the National Aquarium. Where manufacturing once thrived, Baltimore City’s industry has shifted to a service-sector economy. Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital are the city’s largest employers.
Besides Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland has two universities in Baltimore County, Towson University, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Cantonsville. There are also two private colleges, Goucher College and Stevenson University. Other schools of note are Loyola College in Maryland and the Community College of Baltimore County.
Public elementary and secondary education is provided by Baltimore County Public Schools. There are a considerable number of highly regarded private schools for K-12 students as well.
THINGS TO DO
The diversity in Baltimore County is reflected in the leisure activities. You can enjoy outdoor sports, a strong American historical connection in its landmarks, the plenty of shopping and dining to fit everyone’s tastes and budget, and performances by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. You'll also find more than 10,000 acres of parks and 175 miles of Chesapeake Bay shorelines in the county. There are plenty of challenging golf courses and horse racing, too.
Almost 150 thoroughbred horse farms are located in the county, which plays host to the notoriously difficult Maryland Hunt Cup each April. You can attend other events such as the Maryland State Fair and the Towson Spring Festival. Other places of interest include the Fire Museum of Maryland and the Boordy Vineyards, Maryland’s oldest winery.
For more activities, Washington DC is an hour’s drive away, and Philadelphia is a two-hour drive from Baltimore County.
BALTIMORE COUNTY HOMES FOR SALE
If you are looking to buy a new or existing home, Baltimore County homes for sale offer many styles and price ranges which will appeal to every buyer from the deals on foreclosures, to the luxury estates in the north part of the county.
Some of the newer homes offer abundant amenities including access to golf courses, community pools, lush landscaping, and nearby shopping. Older homes in quaint neighborhoods offer the historic appeal that has been attracting new residents to the area for more than 300 years. If you choose to live in Baltimore County, you'll have easy access to all that the region has to offer, as well as a pleasing standard of living.
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