Roland Park is a neighborhood in Baltimore filled with beautiful historic homes. This is one of the oldest planned communities in the country, and offers exceptional character and ambiance to those who want a suburban feel with a home in the city. Roland Park boasts easy access to I-83, close proximity to all of the amenities of downtown, and a suburban feel that is popular with buyers of all demographics. Add to this the excellent education and employment opportunities in the city of Baltimore, and you have a community that is worth considering in your search for a Maryland home.
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Roland Park is home to almost 5,000 people, most of whom are white collar workers. The average age of residents in the community is 36 years of age. The neighborhood appeals to many who work in Baltimore and want to avoid a long commute and is largely an upper middle class community.
As one of the oldest master-planned communities in the United States, Roland Park has quite a large number of historic homes available for sale. The entire neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places, and residents strive to keep the feel of the community intact. The homes are also quite large, which is what gives the neighborhood its suburban feel. Many were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The average sales price for homes in Roland Park, MD is $740,000.
Students in Roland Park enjoy the quality schools of the Baltimore City School District. The schools directly in Roland Park have great ratings from local parents. Roland Park Elementary/Middle School is located directly in the neighborhood, offering schooling for students from kindergarten through 8th grade. High school students attend one of the nearby schools in Baltimore, which are just outside of the community. Baltimore's college and university scene is quite well-known, providing quite a number of options for local students to attend school without traveling far from home.
Most residents of Roland Park will work directly in Baltimore, where employment opportunities are abundant. Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System are by far the largest employers, employing at least 25,000 people. The University of Maryland Medical System and the University System of Maryland are also top area employers. Those looking for work outside of healthcare and education may find it in Exelon or the Horseshoe Casino. Those looking for work in Roland Park may find work at Eddie's of Roland Park, the local grocery store, or Roland Park Place, the local retirement community.
Roland Park is primarily a residential community and residents enjoy entertainment in Baltimore's urban centers. However, Roland Park has some amenities for its residents. One of the most popular places to hang out in the summer is the Roland Park Pool, which is open all summer for residents to cool off. The Roland Park Library makes research and recreational reading simple, and shopping needs are met by the Roland Park Shopping Center. In conjunction with the community, this happens to be the first shopping center designed in the world.
Whether you're looking for homes for sale or need help selling your historic property in Roland Park, you need the right agent to help. Contact BHHS Homesale Realty for expert real estate advice and guidance from REALTORS® who know the unique Roland Park market well.