Relocating to Catonsville

Welcome to Catonsville and Southwest Baltimore County. We have a diversity of historic buildings, residential charm, commercial & industrial areas, and natural beauty that is unique to the Mid Atlantic Region.

The center of Catonsville is a historic village with large Victorian homes and a traditional “Main Street” that has been restored through a neighborhood revitalization project. Many restaurants, shops, and offices line the street that was part of the Old National Road. A number of specialty music stores have earned the area the nickname, “Music City Maryland”

Baltimore National Pike, U.S. Route 40, is a shoppers’ paradise with a variety of shops, malls, and big-box retailers. There is a large collection of furniture stores to satisfy every budget.

Surrounding Catonsville are a number of communities with their own commercial areas including Arbutus, Baltimore Highlands, Halethorpe, Lansdowne, Paradise, Oella, Relay, and Security Square.

The region is blessed with transportation opportunities. Residents and businesses are located just minutes from four interstate highways, Baltimore-Washington International Airport, AMTRAK, MARC commuter service, and MTA Bus Lines & Light Rail.

We have it all — a small-town feeling with the convenience and opportunities of a metropolitan area.

Greater Catonsville Demographics
For the latest statistics for the area, please check out the web site.

Distance to:
Baltimore Inner Harbor – 6 miles
Washington DC – 32 miles
Philadelphia – 106 miles
New York City – 206 miles

Yearly Precipitation (inches) – 41.8
Yearly Snowfall (inches) – 21.3
Summer Temperature (F) – 74.9
Winter Temperature (F) – 34.7

Education and Recreation
With the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), the Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville campus, and several private and public schools, the southwest county region offers educational opportunities at every level, from pre-kindergarten through graduate school and adult continuing education. Residents are well educated, with one in three having a college degree, one in ten having a graduate or professional diploma.

The community places a high value on education. A large proportion of Baltimore County’s children, about 80% are enrolled in public school, reflecting the county’s success in providing quality education. The elementary and secondary program that includes Gifted and Talented, careers, and internships, and quality instruction, is designed to prepare all students to compete successfully in the 21st-century arena.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Hilton Area is the access to Patapsco Valley State Park that connects with Catonsville. A leisurely drive down Hilton Avenue will bring you to a woodland area with opportunities for picnicking, hiking, and playing on the tire playground. The Rails-to-Trails movement has provided our area with two excellent walking paths. Streetcar Trail #8 is a short path between Catonsville Junction and Frederick Road. Trolley Trail #9 is a longer, more challenging trail from the end of Edmondson Avenue to the Patapsco River at Oella.

Explore Local History
Banneker Historical Park & Museum is located off Frederick Road at 300 Oella Avenue with museum hours: 10:00am — 4:00pm Tuesday through Saturday. The Catonsville Historical Society operates The Townsend House and Pullen Museum at 1824 Frederick Road. Frederick Road, the Historic National Road Scenic Byway through Catonsville, is part of a multi-state planning effort to obtain an American Byways designation under the Federal Highway Administration’s Scenic Byway Program

The Best in Holiday Activities
The region is famous for holiday extravaganzas including Catonsville’s Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks and the Annual Arts & Crafts Festival.

Exciting Line-up of Cultural Events
The woods behind Catonsville High School come alive every Saturday and Sunday during the summer months with the Lurman Woodland Theatre Summer Concert Series. Directly off Frederick Road on Mellor Avenue in the Catonsville Village, you will find free summer concerts held each Friday from June through August. Concerts feature bluegrass, rock & rock, Irish music and dancing, folk, barbershop and much more.

Discover a Wealth of Shopping Opportunities
Visit our friendly merchants along Frederick Road in the Village of Catonsville, Westview Mall, Catonsville Plaza, and many other stores along Baltimore National Pike; Catonsville Junction; Paradise; and Wilkens Beltway Plaza.

Moving to Our Area?

Click here for a list of residential real estate agents who are members of the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce:

Quick Reference
Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce
Serving Southwest Baltimore County
924 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228

Baltimore County Department of Economic Development
400 Washington Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
FAX 410-887-8017

Small Business Resource Center
102 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 101
Towson, MD 21204
FAX 410-825-3468

Maryland State Department of Business & Economic Development
217 E. Redwood St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority

Baltimore County Library

Baltimore County Police

Baltimore Co. Recreation & Parks

Baltimore Gas & Electric

BWI Airport

Catonsville Celebrations Committee

Catonsville Historical Society

Catonsville Senior Center

CCBC — Catonsville

Comcast Cablevision

Mass Transit Administration


U.S. Post Office — Catonsville

Water, Baltimore City

To receive more information, please contact Teal Cary at 410-719-9609 or e-mail