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Catonsville’s Many Attractions May Draw Our Newcomers,
But the Reason They Stay? It’s Love…

When a Chamber of Commerce site offers a statement like “Catonsville offers the best of all worlds,” readers tend to smile knowingly and say, “Well, of course they would say that!” It is our job to promote the community, after all….

But when the children who grew up in Catonsville come back to raise their families…and when the families stay for decades and generations…it seems to us that the people have spoken. 

So pardon us if we brag a bit! As we see it, whether you’re looking for small-town delights near big-city attractions…a friendly community for your family and business…or rich academic and technological opportunities, Catonsville genuinely does offer the best of all worlds.

Just wander down our main street, Frederick Road, and you’ll see what we mean.  Passing by the small independent shops and businesses, near tree-lined streets of stunning Victorian-style homes, you could almost be walking through a Norman Rockwell canvas. 

And yet, you’re just around the corner from the high-tech campuses of the University of Maryland Baltimore County with its Technology Small Business Incubator and the Community College of Baltimore County with its newly established Geospatial Satellite System.

That’s not even mentioning the attractions of downtown Baltimore, only 15 minutes’ drive to the east, and Washington D.C., less than an hour to the south. And with the MARC railway and Baltimore-Washington International Airport just minutes away, you have a doorway to the nation, and the world.

And all of this is just the beginning of the benefits you’ll find in Catonsville…

Outstanding educational institutions, K to Post-Grad…

Take your choice of public or private schools here – you’ll find excellence either way (as just one example, Catonsville Senior High is routinely listed among Newsweek’s 1000 Best Schools).  For college students or professionals seeking continuing education credits, CCBC and UMBC offer award-winning programs from A.A. to Ph.D.

Prime commercial properties…

From our main street, Frederick Road, to Baltimore National Pike on the north and Wilkens Avenue on the south, Catonsville offers a range of high-traffic commercial properties for your retail or office space. 

Stable, beautiful neighborhoods…

Founded in 1810 as a summer vacation community, Catonsville’s tree-lined streets and Victorian mansions have maintained their gracious charm through nearly two centuries of growth and change. While you will certainly find later home designs in the community, even today new developments honor the historic style.

An active, creative business community…

Catonsville businesses understand: when you give to the community, the community gives back to you….so our local entrepreneurs support an ever-changing schedule of family-oriented community events.

To list just a few examples…

•  Residents, businesses, and the Chamber collaborate to organize and fund the annual Fourth of July extravaganza and the Santa House, among others.

•  Clusters of businesses collaborate to present family events such as the children’s storytelling hours  at Strawberry Fields

•  Proud Catonsville Lithuanians, in collaboration with Lithuanian heritage groups citywide, launch the summer gala season with the Lithunanian Festival at the Catonsville Armory each May.

•  The Loverde Family Community Fund, in collaboration with local businesses and individuals, hosts dinners and concerts to benefit the homeless.

We could go on…but for all the details and demographics (and how Catonsville compares to other dream locations in the U.S.), we’d rather refer you to Money Magazine, where we ranked as the 49th Best Place to Live!

So…what is your wish list for the community of your dreams?  

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