Home to two of the best colleges in the state of Maryland, Goucher College and Towson University, Towson has a certain charm and sophistication that makes it the perfect place to call home. From its contemporary decadence to the historical ambiance, Towson is a town that is known to be both family friendly and packed full of excitement.
Not a typical college town, Towson offers the exclusivity of an upscale neighborhood, while providing the familiarity of a small town. There are four main shopping centers in Towson: Towson Town Center, Towson Commons, The Shops at Kenilworth (known to locals as Kenilworth Bazaar) and Towson Marketplace.
Some of the more popular neighborhoods in Towson are: Idlewylde, Greenbriar, Stonleigh, Ruxton, East and West Towson.
Towson has five elementary schools (all of which are public) and seven secondary schools (of which four are private.) Additionally, the headquarters for the Baltimore County Board of Education is located here as well.
Those in the market for a home in Towson, MD will find that they are just North of the action of Baltimore City’s Inner Harbor, while not entirely far from the nation’s capital as well.
Nestled in between two highways, I-695 and I-83, residents of Towson find it easy to get around the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area.
With the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services headquartered here as well, home buyers can rest assured that safety is priority number one for Towson residents.
As the second largest public school in Maryland and home to more than 20,000 students, you would expect Towson University to be a bustling center of college activity. Student life is a big part of nightlife in Towson, but locals and students mesh well, and there are plenty of spots where you’ll find revelers of all ages enjoying each other’s company.
Saturday nights are $2.50 “You Call It” Nights at the Charles Village Pub and Patio. Locals young and old love cheap drinks, and the burgers are a perfect late night fix after downing a few beers. The 70’s inspired Kent Lounge is a couple blocks away, and if you like time travel, Johnny Dee’s 50’s style lounge is a five minute drive. Souris Saloon on York Road is known for its live music and tasty crab dip.
Sunday brunch at the Saloon is a neighborhood must after a late night out. The Bread and Circuses Bistro and Bar is a gourmet hangout for foodies who may be interested in a Wine Lover’s Plate or Beer Lover’s Plate. There’s a full menu with other local specials like the Old Baltimore Blue Crab Soup.
If you’re looking to try your hand at a game of pool, The Rec Room is your spot. They also have an outdoor patio, a dance floor, vending machines and arcade games.
When you buy a home in Towson, take your time exploring the nightlife – only the freshmen try it all in one night.