Cheswolde is located in Northwest Baltimore zip code 21209.
In many ways, Cheswolde is a typical Baltimore neighborhood. Located in the northwest part of Baltimore City. Cheswolde is a mixture of single-family detached homes and garden apartments, most built in the mid-20th century.
Even so, the history of Cheswolde
goes back to the early 1800's when land north of Western Run (a small
river) was owned by Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the
Declaration of Independence.
said to have been Carroll's hunting lodge still stands at the northwest
corner of Greenspring Avenue and Cross Country Boulevard. In the first
half of the 19th Century a grist mill operated near there on the Western
Run. Later it was converted to snuff mill and operated until damaged by
a flood in 1868.
acreage called Cheswolde Farms had been laid out and subdivided.
Cheswolde was annexed to Baltimore City in 1918, but there was little
growth until the 1940's when active building began that extended through
the 1960's. The remaining open land in this neighborhood of hills will
remain undeveloped as it lies in the Western Run floodplain.
As late as
the 1950's, an airfield and flight school operated in the northwest
corner of the Cheswolde community. But in recent years, that 250 acre
land parcel has been developed as townhouses, garden apartments and
The charms of Cheswolde are indeed easy to see. Part of zip code 21209, this neighborhood has the wonderful look and feel of a settled community with mature trees and flower-filled gardens.
If you decide to take a walk, camera in hand, these are some of the houses in and around Cheswolde.
This house on Taney Road was
a double challenge to sell – it was an unusual shape and style, having
been designed by the architect/owner, and the condition inside made it
an "as is" sale. The new owners added a lot more space, completely
changing its look.
We have plenty of variety in Cheswolde, including the "Clone-onials" that
Baltimore loves so much, like this one above. This ''McMansion'' used
to be two small houses! Now it dwarfs its next door neighbor.
Since I did a blog on"Pop Up "homes ,
there have been plenty of changes that illustrate some good advice: If
you love your location, there is no reason to move. Make the house the
way you want it, or raze it and build from scratch.
If you are thinking of selling your home in the Cheswolde area, I may already have the buyer. Give me a call at 410-530-2400
Cheswolde is located in northwest Baltimore zip code 21209.
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