Baltimore County Real Estate Information

Baltimore County can be found in the northern part of the state of Maryland. This county is considered part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, but does not actually contain the city of Baltimore, which has been an independent city since 1851. Baltimore County is named after the original proprietor, Lord Baron Baltimore. Baltimore’s county seat lies in Towson, and the county population is estimated to be just over 750,000.

The northern parts of Baltimore County are rural in nature, whereas the southern areas are much more suburban. These include Arbutus, Bowleys Quarters, Carney, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Garrison, Hampton, Kingsville, Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands, Lochearn, Lutherville-Timonium, Mays Chapel, Middle River, Milford Mill, Overlea, Owings Mills, Parkville, Perry Hall, Pikesville, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Rosedale, Rossville, Towson, and White Marsh. Baltimore County is comprised of a majority of white residents, but there is also a significant population of black residents. Baltimore County also has a rather large population of Jewish residents. Many of these people came originally form Park Heights, but they can now be found in the communities of Pikesville Reisterstown, and Owings Mills.

Several interstates run through Baltimore County, including I-70, I-83, I-95, I-195, and I-795. Transportation is also made easy through the use of the Maryland Transit Administration’s light rail and rapid transit rail systems. Both systems have stops throughout Baltimore County and also in the surrounding cities. Local bus systems are also available and frequently used by county residents.

Throughout much of northern Baltimore County there are thick deciduous forests and beautiful rolling hills. Southern Baltimore County lays right next to the Chesapeake Bay and is home to some beautiful waterfront real estate. The County of Baltimore is comprised of many different communities. Baltimore County’s climate varies throughout its different regions. The southern part of the county, including Catonsville, Dundalk, Edgemere, and Essex, falls in the humid subtropical climate zone, but farther north begins to enter the humid continental climate zone. As is typical of east coast cities, summers are hot and very humid, while winters are mild. Snow is common to Baltimore County and the coast receives 10-15 inches annually. However, further inland, annual snowfall is doubled at about 30 inches annually. Rainfall is rather constant throughout the year, making Baltimore County a pleasant place to be year round. This county features a wide variety of landscapes from the sea level coastal regions of the Chesapeake Bay, to the open expanses of northern Maryland. Baltimore County is the location of some very unique and also desirable Maryland properties.