He Never Slept Here in 21208 Pikesville, Maryland

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Zebulon Pike went to a lot of places in his life of soldiering and exploration around the start of the 19th century.  Pikesville was not one of them, but that didn't stop the folks in Maryland from naming their town after him. And even after decades in the Baltimore area, I can't tell you why they did.  But I can tell you about the things old Zebulon never saw in this suburban area that is defined by ZIP code 21208.

Seven Mile Lane, 21208, MDPikesville sits northwest of Baltimore City, and just about all of it is in Baltimore County.  Like many old areas, though, the city/county dividing line was drawn after the area grew up and so the line runs right through some properties.  Not long ago I sold a house on Seven Mile Lane that was Pikesville but also Baltimore City.

What's even more interesting is that some houses in this area are actually in both the city and county. When one of those comes on the market it has a unique selling advantage: the homeowners can have the benefits of both.  For instance, many city employees and officials are required to live within Baltimore City.  But they might want to send their children to county schools – Pikesville High School was rated in the top 300 in the nation by Newsweek magazine for 2005, 2006, and 2007 – and that city/county house would make it possible.

Nelson Road, 21208, MD

Bison in PikesvilleEven though Pikesville is close to the city line, it has many country-like features.  The private Woodholme Country Club sprawls through rolling parts of 21208, but there are old homes adjacent.  One property I sold on Nelson Road was so close that it came with a mild hazard – golf balls have broken a garage window more than once! And then there was the time some bison broke free from a neighboring farm and roamed through Pikesville. They were finally corralled by police on a tennis court…but that's another story.

 

Irving Place, 21208, MDPikesville has a center that combines the charm of the old with conveniences of the new. Some properties like Irving Place are zoned both residential and commercial, making it a versatile possibility for buyers.

 

Stevenson Road, 21208, MDVersatility was also an issue for the folks when I originally found them this classic stone rancher on Stevenson Road. They needed a home that combined comfortable family living, in a specific school area, with accessibility for their physically challenged children. It is now on the market again because they have moved to a new neighborhood.

Greenwood Road, 21208, MD

Stone ranchers come in all sizes in 21208, from the large Stevenson Road property to the more modest two- to three-bedroom house on Greenwood Road. I call this one a condo on private land with no fees!  Built on a slab, it is a cozy home that was originally a two-bedroom with family room.  In this area, people won't look at a two-bedroom house, so the owners built a closet in the family room, repainted, and we had a third bedroom. The house sold as soon as it hit the market.

 Milford Mill Rd, 21208, MD

 

As with many older areas, Pikesville has neighborhoods that have become attractive for buyers. One of those is Sudbrook Park which is right in the heart of Pikesville. This home on Milford Mill Road, with its two-story addition that includes a master suite, has the added advantage of being in easy walking distance to the Light Rail, and so to downtown Baltimore.

 

 

Raisin Tree Circle, 21208, MD

For those who want the pleasures of living in Pikesville without the property maintenance, there are plenty of options here, too. On Raisin Tree Circle you can have the convenience of a townhouse with garage, but none of the work. This unit backs to the woods, and the swimming pool and tennis courts will give the owners plenty of ways to get exercise without mowing lawns and shoveling snow. 

 Stonehenge Circle, 21208, MD

Now that the Baby Boomer generation is seeking more comfort and convenience, condos like Raisin Tree Circle and Stonehenge Circle are becoming more popular. Stonehenge Circle has the added advantages of completely step-free access, and being one of only six units in a building. Adjacent to elegant individual homes but still in the heart of Pikesville, this is a great location for an older couple who want to stay in the area but need more convenience.  Just the other day, in fact, I showed the property to a man of 90 with his 84 year old wife!

 

Long Meadow Road, 21208, MDThat's something you see in Pikesville – people stay in the area.  They move from house to house, but not away.  A while back I sold what I call a "forever house" in 21208.  This beautiful contemporary on Long Meadow Road has the master bedroom and bath plus two other bedrooms and a bath on the first floor.  The second floor has two more large bedrooms and a bath. No matter their age and flexibility, the owners can stay in this home forever with comfort and safety, and still have plenty of room for visiting children and grandchildren.

 

 

Suburban House SandwichSuburban House DessertAll those people have to eat, of course, and Pikesville is rich in restaurants. Our favorite – and we are there at least once a week – is the Suburban House.  Think neighborhood deli with fantastic food served by our favorite waitress. Mitzu can wait on an entire section loaded with families and still make everyone feel special. She remembers all the tiny personal details, and is a pleasure to watch. At Suburban House, they make the world's largest omelets and serve my favorite chopped salad – Oriental Chicken. Don't forget the Matzo Ball soup – the matzo ball is so big you get a second bowl because it does not all fit in one!

ZIP Code 21208 is city and country and modest houses and extravagant homes.  It's a small town in a big city, with good food and convenient transportation. It's a couple of hundred years old and looking forward to the future. Families at every stage of life live here, and that enriches the whole community.

To keep it simple, here are the 21208 listings I've talked about:

http://activerain.com/action/blogsview/52881/82-3-Stevenson-Rd

http://activerain.com/action/blogsview/104403/26-Raisin-Tree-Circle

http://activerain.com/action/blogsview/103523/Stonehenge-Circle-2A-Unit

http://activerain.com/action/blogsview/95916/7-4-Greenwood-Road 

http://activerain.com/action/blogsview/72136/413-Milford-Mill-Rd

http://activerain.com/action/blogsview/109085/7927-Long-Meadow-Rd

http://activerain.com/action/blogsview/109045/115-Nelson-Road-Pikesville

http://activerain.com/action/blogsview/109037/34-5-Seven-Mile 

http://activerain.com/action/blogsview/109030/5-Irving-Place-Pikesville

And that's not all...here are more examples of 21208's appeal - 

7529 Rockridge Roadhttp://activerain.com/blogsview/175652/7529-Rockridge-Road-Pikesville

 

 

 

 

 

8923 Griffin Way http://activerain.com/blogsview/167843/8923-Griffin-Way-Pikesville

 

 

 

 

 

3137 Old Post Drive http://activerain.com/blogsview/159618/3137-Old-Post-Drive

 

 

 

 

 

11 Slade Avehttp://activerain.com/blogsview/117458/11-Slade-Avenue-Baltimore

 

 

 

 

 

321 Sudbrookhttp://activerain.com/blogsview/116606/321-Sudbrook-Rd-Baltimore

 

 

 

 


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Renee, Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the kind words.   Noticed that you are new to Active Rain. Please let me know if I can help with anything.

Jun 02, 2007 05:49 PM #36
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Hi Margaret - I included this post in this week's Localism Week in Review.  This is a great post on your area!

Ann

Jun 03, 2007 01:50 PM #37
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Ann,  Thank you for including this post in Localism Week in Review  This is the comment I left on your very special post recognizing so many of the Rainers:

This one is bookmarked! So many good blogs...so little time. Ann, you are amazing to have put together this post. The hours you spent reading had to be enormous. Thank you for the mention and thank you for ALL that you do for all of us on Active Rain. This post deserves a  star!!

  How about a chocolate one?

Jun 04, 2007 01:02 AM #38
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I love the little white country house. 

You also made me hungry.  = )

Jun 04, 2007 04:56 PM #39
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Thanks Chrystina for stopping by. This restaurant is the place to go when you are hungry.
Jun 05, 2007 12:28 AM #40
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A+ for Margaret RomeMargaret that post was great. Next time I get to Pikesville Maryland, I would like to do a driving tour. It amazes me how you took listings and wrapped them up with area history to create your
He Never Slept Here in 21208, Maryland Blog. It really grabbed my attention, too! Hugs to a fellow Margaret Rome Allen F Hainge CyberStarMichigan Wynne Algo
Jun 10, 2007 08:09 AM #41
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Wynne, I adore you and your comments!! Hope you come to Maryland soon! Miss you and all the CS's.

 Received a call from an agent in Az. with a client in Utah who parents live in Pikesville. She read this post and felt we would be a good match. Hope to soon have a listing appointment. That kind of connection would probably not have happened without blogging here on Active Rain.

Jun 10, 2007 08:24 AM #42
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Here is a coop in Baltimore County in Pikesville 21208 Please take a look.

11 Slade Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21208

Jun 17, 2007 11:05 AM #43
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Congratulations on winning first place for the Carnival in Listings by Address. Great trophy for a job well done. Love the pictures of Pikesville homes, food and bison!! Might get my courage up and attempt the Carnival myself next time. I could use a trophy on my mantel!
Jun 27, 2007 10:58 AM #44
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Thanks Janis and Marty. That is a pretty neat trophy that Gena made.
Jun 27, 2007 02:10 PM #45
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Wynne, Thanks for this very special post She Sells, She writes, She Considers and She is A Cyberstar

Take a look at the comment I posted about you!!

Jul 13, 2007 04:47 PM #46
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Margaret

 CongratI can certainly see why you won first place.  This was a delightful and insightful post about a place you must love.  It makes the reader want to at the very least go and visit.  Thanks you for the post!





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Margaret,  There is no mystery here as to why you won first place!  This is a wonderful blog about Pikesville and your listings.  What a complete picture of an area AND all the reasons people live there for years and years, moving from home to home.  Very creative and informative.
Sep 09, 2007 01:55 AM #48
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Thanks Pat, You have reminded me to update this post with another 5 llistings that are not mentioned here.
Sep 09, 2007 08:23 AM #49
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Margaret,  OK, we will wait to read about more of your listings............and also we are still waiting to hear "The Rest of The Story" about that runaway bison......
Sep 09, 2007 04:43 PM #50
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bison broke free  Here is the story.
Sep 10, 2007 12:40 AM #51
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Margaret,  Thank you for sending the link about the bison stampede in Pikesville.  Growing up with horses and living in horse country, we have seen our share of loose horses.  Fortunately these animals did not cause any serious automobile accidents, so it remains an amusing human interest story.
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I bet you could write some good posts about your "loose" horses. Where did you grow up and where are you living now?

Sep 10, 2007 01:17 AM #53
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Margaret,  That last comment was from me. For some reason my name did not auto-fill on that comment. I grew up here in Annapolis and am now living full time in Annapolis again.

Pat Hommel, Annapolis.   

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Pat, If you forget to sign in, your name does not show up and no one knows who you are..and we all want to know you. Love the way you have "jumped" into Active Rain. I am proud of you!!

Look forward to hearing your horse stories!

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