ZIP Codes: 21228, 21043

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Catonsville is best known to the locals and to the Maryland State Government as of 2002 as Music City for its high concentration of venues, music stores, and educational facilities. In addition to their love of music, the city is also known as one of the best places to live not just in Maryland, but in the United States as a whole. Money magazine in 2007, called Catonsville the 49th best community to live in the United States and the third best place to live in all of Maryland and Virginia.
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Number of Properties Sold:  670
Average Sale Price:  $311,159
Highest Sale Price:  $925,000
Lowest Sale Price:  $59,000

Walkscore: 25
Transit Score:  41
Bike Score:  n/a

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To Downtown Baltimore:  18-40 minutes
To Towson:  26-50 minutes
To BWI:  12-16 minutes

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In and Around Catonsville

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School Info

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Catonsville Elementary School
Level: PK-5
Hillcrest Elementary School
Level: PK-5
Westchester Elementary School
Level: PK-5
Westowne Elementary School
Level: PK-5
Edmondson Heights Elementary
Level: PK-5
Johnnycake Elementary
Level: PK-5
Woodbridge Elementary
Level: PK-5
Arbutus Middle School
Level: 6-8
Southwest Academy
Level: 6-8
Catonsville Middle School
Level: 6-8
Catonsville High School
Level: 9-12
Western School of Technology
Level: 9-12
Lansdowne High School
Level: 9-12
Woodlawn High School
Level: 9-12

This custom-built home is located in Historic Oella and is nestled in a park-like oasis with views and sounds of the Patapsco River.  Quality construction is evident throughout the home with its raised 2-panel doors upgraded hardware, and architectural trim moldings.  Gleaming hardwood floors; Large gourmet kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances (Viking, Jenn-Air & Bosch) & center island; Laundry room/pantry room just off kitchen; Family room with vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace; Main level master bedroom has walk-in closet with custom-designed organizers; Master bath with whirlpool tub, separate shower & dual sinks; 2nd bedroom/home office on main level; Two additional oversized bedrooms are on upper level along with a full size bathroom; Upper level hallway features built-ins and overlook to family room below;  Unfinished basement with walkout to front of the house, bathroom rough-in, and a two-car side-entry garage.  (Owners have plans available for finishing basement which will add an additional 1100+ sq. ft. of living area).  LED lighting throughout the house; 95% efficiency GAS furnace - 2012; Whole house dehumidifier and humidifier; Tankless water heater - 2017; All new driveway - 2019; Water drainage management system -   2019;  A Nature Lover's DELIGHT - surrounded by parkland & within 1 mile distance to Historic Ellicott City (restaurants & shops); Great central location - Convenient to major travel routes & BWI.  This unique home is a one-of-a-kind treasure you won't want to miss! $674,900 ACTIVE


4 Beds 3 Baths 2,602 SqFt 1.400 Acres

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Advantage Realty

Welcome to this Amazing, updated Historic Home built in 1898 that has been fully renovated. Situated on .99 acres of lovely landscaped & tree lined yard. This home is a rare find in 21228 + extra parking. Updated features include custom designed master suite, amazing 27x15 family room accented w/marble FP just steps to also custom designed kitchen that allows you to access a large Procell brand decking. Steps from deck take you to your very own exercise room. Entry foyer offers Travertine flooring, beautiful wood floors in LR,DR, Library ( each room offers custom area carpet) 1st level laundry room for your convenience + full bath. Copper piping throughout, Recently installed Gas boiler allows for 2 zone system and low utility bills, All the natural lighting from the newer windows is a bonus in a older home. This quality home is a perfect, amazing family home. **Be sure to check out the virtual walking tour on line. $665,000 ACTIVE


4 Beds 3 Baths 3,253 SqFt 0.990 Acres

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Solutions

Improved price! Rarely available Catonsville classic center hall colonial situated on a gorgeous tree lined street walking distance to the 4th of July festivities, free summer concerts, shops, restaurants and all of the activities that Catonsville has to offer. Much larger than it appears!  Filled with updates and upgrades, it's open, spacious and filled with natural light.  Maintaining its charm, you'll be amazed by the two story addition which includes an oversized family room off the kitchen and spacious Owners Suite upstairs. Great space for entertaining, the main level incorporates a large kitchen with tons of counter space & breakfast bar, soaring ceilings, generously sized living room with gas-ventless fireplace hookup, dining room with adorable sconces, enclosed sunroom with large windows, separate laundry room and powder room.  Upper level boasts 3 sizable bedrooms, full hall bathroom PLUS the Owners Suite with vaulted ceilings, walk in closet and bathroom with duel vanity, oversized shower and soaking tub for two!  Excellent closet space throughout.  And, don't overlook the secret staircase from the front bedroom which leads to the finished third floor which would make a fun playroom!  The rear exterior of the home is an Entertainers dream!  Oversized deck off family room with an attractive retractable awning.  Enjoy the peaceful views of the meticulously landscaped yard, stonework patio and fire-pit.  Plenty of yard to play and don~t forget to check out the playhouse-type shed!  Additional updates include replacement windows throughout, professionally waterproofed basement, updated electric, new sewage line, two zone HVAC, professional installed desk area in Owners Suite.  Check out the floor-plan - Over 3000 sq feet which includes main level, second level and finished attic.  Enjoy the conveniences to Baltimore, DC, BWI, I-95 and so much more! $649,000 ACTIVE


4 Beds 3 Baths 2,826 SqFt 0.290 Acres

Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Advantage Realty

Tradition lives in this classic Williamsburg colonial on main street, Oak Forest - Montrose Avenue! History buffs will marvel at the Flemish Bond brickwork, the 18' stone walls, the 3 wood burning fireplaces, custom built-ins, period-accurate 8 over 8 light windows, Royal slate roof with snow guards, wainscoting, crown & chair rail moldings, edge grain yellow pine & hardwood floors on the main and bedroom levels. Towering trees shade the two brick patios overlook the expansive back yard of the 3/4 acre, landscaped lot - plenty of room for that inground pool, tennis court - or both! The lower level family room offers a beautiful stone fireplace. Verizon FIOS & ADT alarm ready. Detached 2 car garage. The fixed staired walkup to the fully floored 3rd floor could be a 5th bedroom, office, gym or kids family room. The traditional center hall floorplan features a formal living room, formal dining room, and 1st-floor library/study/office. Master bedroom with his & her closets. Solid wood 6 panel doors throughout. Period hardware and moldings. Dutch door in the kitchen. Copper gutters and downspouts. Blue ribbon schools! Location, location, location.  Here's your chance to buy on Oak Forest's "main street"! $620,000 ACTIVE


4 Beds 4 Baths 2,480 SqFt 0.740 Acres

Listing courtesy of Mohler and Gary Realtors LLC

One of a kind Victorian style home in Catonsville situated on the largest lot in the neighborhood of Paradise Hills. Featuring just over 3000 square feet of above grade living space this home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, wooded .71 acre lot, huge ceilings in the front living room area, an office space upstairs overlooking the cul-de-sac, beautiful master suite with his and hers sinks, potential in law suite in the basement area with full kitchen and full bathroom, large deck overlooking the backyard that is perfect for cookouts and entertaining, cedar storage room below the deck that could be used for a variety of things, amazing basketball court and fire pit. Easy access to all of the amenities both Catonsville and Ellicott City have to offer. $610,000 ACTIVE


4 Beds 4 Baths 3,103 SqFt 0.710 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Centre

This stand-out in Old Catonsville features a spacious, open floor plan and is absolutely loaded with updates & upgrades! You'll love the wainscoting in the Foyer and the large picture windows that provide lots of natural light in the Living and Dining Rooms. There's a fully remodeled eat-in Kitchen with deep farmhouse sink, quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, high-end wood cabinets and center island w/storage. Sliders from the breakfast area open to a wide wrap-around deck. The adjoining Family Room has a gas fireplace and opens to a spacious, bright Sunroom addition with skylights and lovely views of the backyard. Additional features of this exceptional home include updated Baths throughout, Master Bedroom Suite with walk-in closet & private Bath, Andersen windows, solid wood flooring, custom built-in shelving, walk-in closets, ceiling fans, recessed lighting and 6 panel doors throughout. The yard is surprisingly large and quite private. A gardener's dream, it is perfect for outdoor entertaining! Extensive landscaping includes lots of flowering shrubs and perennials, accentuated by stone walkways. The driveway offers plenty of off-street parking.  It's a short walk or bike ride to all that Catonsville has to offer including Village activities ~ Weekly farmers' markets, outdoor concerts, shops, restaurants...Or perhaps a visit to nearby Patapsco State Park, historic Ellicott City or Oella. Easy access to commuter routes, BWI, MARC Train. There's so much to love about Catonsville! $574,900 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT


4 Beds 4 Baths 2,196 SqFt 0.370 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Integrity

"I have been blessed with the opportunity to create out of this centuries-old stone duplex a new life as a single-family home with a remarkable interior overlooking the Patapsco River, a historic gem just a couple of blocks from Main Street in Ellicott City." says Charles Wagandt, owner and well-known steward of many a historic property in and around the Ellicott City community called Oella.   The man of more than ninety years has much to say about history and the community yet remarks little of he and his family~s long legacy and accomplishments in the once suffering Milltown.  Following in the footsteps of his great grandfather, William J. Dickey, Charles has spent is lifetime restoring and promoting rehabilitation of properties and buildings in the charming town.  Driven by a passion for history and preservation,  Charles has worked tirelessly with his family, his Oella Company, and others over the past 50 years to bring Oella out of a past with paved roadways, indoor plumbing and a vibrancy which can be felt in each of the colorful and pleasantly restored homes along the winding hillside setting of the community.    Your best life begins in a place and with people who inspire.  LIVE Historic!  LIVE Oella! $574,000 ACTIVE


3 Beds 4 Baths 2,596 SqFt 0.130 Acres

Listing courtesy of Monument Sotheby's International Realty

A two story entry welcomes you to a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths. Dining Room has hardwoods, Kitchen has granite counters, Stainless Steel gas stove, microwave and dishwasher. Sunroom/Breakfast room off the kitchen with door that leads to deck.  Family room has gas fireplace with mantel. . A luxurious upstairs owners suite offers a generous walk-in closet with your own private deluxe bath. $569,000 ACTIVE


4 Beds 3 Baths 3,082 SqFt 0.190 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Integrity

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Very large, open, light-filed home with wood floors, huge kitchen, bedrooms, and closets. Smallest bedroom is 12x13. Master has ensuite and laundry on bedroom level.  Available immediately. Lead-free. No lawn maintenance. Owner/agent $2,500 ACTIVE


4 Beds 3 Baths 4,160 SqFt 0.230 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Centre

REDUCED!! Remodeled rancher with open floor plan on beautiful large, private level lot, backing to trees.  Brand new furnace! Remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, quality appliances, white cabinets.  Hardwood floors!  Huge screened porch just off the kitchen/dining room area!  Remodeled bathrooms with custom tile work, one with jetted Jacuzzi! Lower level with walkout and full-sized windows has brick wood-burning fireplace and bar!  Move in and enjoy! (Also for Sale!) $2,200 ACTIVE


3 Beds 2 Baths 1,260 SqFt 0.260 Acres

Listing courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Beautiful townhome in Broadfield with 3 bedrooms 2 full & 2 half bath.  Convenient to UMBC, CCBC, shopping center,public transportation & commuter routes, $1,950 ACTIVE


3 Beds 4 Baths 1,440 SqFt 0.050 Acres

Listing courtesy of Allbest Realty Inc.

**Current Tenant in Moving process. Owner prefers and looking for 2 year lease plus** Available 11/1/2019.  New kitchen granite counterop, new stove, new ceramic tiles in the basement. This spacious 3bed/2.5bath/finished basement with walk out level, backs to quiet wood, two parking in the front home. Local park and Trail near by, great school near by, easy commuite, and shopping. NO pets, MUST HAVE 675+ credit and provide two most paystubs. $1,950 ACTIVE


3 Beds 3 Baths 1,280 SqFt 0.050 Acres

Listing courtesy of Realty 1 Maryland, LLC

Spacious lovingly maintained 3 bedroom duplex in the heart of Catonsville.  Huge front porch, warm inviting foyer, large dining and living rooms an eat in kitchen and full bathroom all on the main level.  3 large bedrooms on the second floor and another full bathroom Fenced flat rear yard.  Plenty of storage in basement and attic space.  New in 2018 waterproofed basement and roof, new in 2019 hi efficiency furnace and central AC.  Come see all that the 21228 has to offer. Please note that owner is a real estate licensee.  Steps from the shops at the mews and 2 blocks to Frederick road shopping, dining and more. $1,900 ACTIVE


3 Beds 2 Baths 1,554 SqFt 0.100 Acres

Listing courtesy of Maryland Real Estate Network

Welcome to lovely Westowne! This beautiful End Of Group Town Home offers 3 Finished Levels of lliving space. This home features New SS Appliances,Washer and Dryer,  Keyless Entry, Alarm System, two large bay windows, Large Deck/ Patio off the Kitchen. Fenced Backyard, large front and rear yard. New Carpet. 3 Spacious bedrooms on Second level with Full Bathroom. Finished Basement with Full Bathroom offered at $1900/mon including heat and water. Schedule your showing today! $1,900 ACTIVE


3 Beds 2 Baths 1,408 SqFt 0.060 Acres

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

A charming End Unit Townhome, with covered front and back porch, main level living, dining area and kitchen, upper level 3 bedrooms and full bath, finished lower level and half bath. Hardwood floors on main and upper level. Easy access to all major highways, UMBC, Downtown Catonsville. Large private fenced in yard. $1,795 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT


3 Beds 2 Baths 1,120 SqFt 0.070 Acres

Listing courtesy of Advantage Realty of Maryland

Fall in love with this 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse! Glowing hardwoods on the main & upper levels, kitchen with loads of cabinet space, & balcony overlooking the backyard. Wide open finished lower level rec room with full bath. Large laundry area w/ storage room. Basement walk-out to fenced yard. Close to BWI, MARC, 695.  Photos are staged and not of most recent occupancy. $1,750 ACTIVE


3 Beds 2 Baths 1,200 SqFt 0.050 Acres

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Legacy

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Catonsville, Maryland


Catonsville is roughly 14 square miles and is located on Frederick Road or Maryland Route 144. The north and northeastern borders of the community are Johnnycake Road (named after the famous food of the region back in Colonial Times) and Academy Road respectively. The community is bordered by Woodlawn to the north, Arbetus to the southeast, Ilchester to the southwest, Baltimore City to the East, and Ellicot City to the West.

Where should I eat?

There is no better testament to a neighborhood than the mom and pop Italian restaurant. No matter where you go or who you go there with, you know you can rely on an Italian restaurant to give you a filling meal at a great cost and the gem of Cantonsville, Franco’s Italian Bistro Cantonsville, is no different. A family institution and bistro that features old school hand tossed pizzas and a full bar n a relaxed and casual setting. Here you can rely on a friendly and attentive staff serving up fresh pies that toe the line between soft and flaky crust with just the right amount of crunch. If you are not in the mood for a pizza, the locals swear by their sandwiches too. You can count on Franco’s being open seven days a week, opening for lunch at 11am and staying open through 9pm, except for Fridays and Saturdays, where the place is open until 10pm.

Lets face it, you probably did not come all the way to Maryland and to Baltimore County to not try the world famous seafood. It is what the area is known for in the culinary world, so you will want to stop by Catonsville Gourmet, the best seafood place in the area! This restaurant is bring your own booze and focuses on the finest cuts of seafood and delivers them in a nautical themed dining area. The locals love the crab and lobster dip as an appetizer and then tend to follow that up with the halibut as their seafood entrée. You can find Catonsville Gourmet open seven days a week to satisfy your seafood craving. Six days a week the restaurant opens for lunch at 11:30 and stays open until 9pm, except for Friday and Saturday where they stay open for another hour until 10pm. Sunday, you can get there for brunch at 9am and the restaurant operates continuously for 12 hours until 9pm.

Are there parks nearby? 

The Catonsville Community Park serves as a central location for the neighborhood. Here you will find a playground for the little ones, as well as ball fields, tennis courts, and volleyball courts to get a few games in with your friends on a lazy afternoon. You will also find great trails in the woods to get a run in or just enjoy the quiet of nature in this oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

What is there to do?

Catonsville isn’t just the Music City of Maryland, it is also the Upset City of America! It is the home of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, or UMBC, the first ever 16 seed in the NCAA March Madness Tournament to eliminate a number one seed. If you have the opportunity while you are in town, you should stop by the arena and check out their up and coming basketball team!

You will also find a plethora of places to hike among the natural beauty of Maryland. Cantonsville is home to many wildlife areas and preserved forests. The Hilton Area Hiking grounds are available to everyone and is beautiful and scenic location to take the children for a walk or spend the day hiking with your dog. They also have camping grounds on site so that you can enjoy your nature immersion throughout the weekend or for a full week.