Catonsville is a beautiful community in Baltimore County, just northeast of Ellicott City – and it’s a great place to live. With a population large enough to sustain a wide range of shopping, dining and entertainment options, Catonsville may be the perfect place for you to call “home.” Here’s what you need to know about the most prominent neighborhoods in Catonsville, particularly in the downtown area.

Neighborhoods in Catonsville: Which One is Right for You?

Catonsville’s most popular neighborhoods include:

  • Oella
  • Westchester
  • Westview Park
  • Westowne
  • Academy Heights
  • Windwood
  • Woodbridge Valley
  • Adil Meadows
  • Westerlee

Here’s a closer look at each neighborhood.

Oella

Oella, founded in 1808 by the Union Manufacturing Company, is an old mill town and a historic area on the National Register of Historic Places. The homes and buildings in Oella date back to the 1800s, and the original village that housed mill employees and a 19th-century church. It’s also home to the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park, which made our recent list of the best things to do in Catonsville.

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Westchester

Westchester is a tight-knit, close community in Catonsville just south of Baltimore National Pike. It’s where you’ll find Colonial Gardens and adjacent to the city’s Walmart, as well as Catonsville Middle School. There are a handful of subdivisions within Westchester. Th entire Catonsville area is known for its great weather, so it’s a wonderful place to enjoy all four seasons.

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Westview Park

Westview Park is known for its quiet, tree-lined streets and mid-sized, reasonably priced homes. This well-established community is conveniently located near the junction of I-695 and I-70, and it’s where you’ll find the Westview Mall and a handful of hotels along the Beltway.

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Westowne

Westowne, just north of Academy Heights, sits along the Baltimore National Pike and runs to Academy Road and Edmondson Avenue. The renowned Mt. De Sales Academy, Planet Fitness and Dunkin’ Donuts are all located in Westowne (but we won’t tell you whether we prefer Planet Fitness or Dunkin’ Donuts – just know that we always welcome large, rectangular orange-and-white boxes in our office if you’re so inclined).

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Academy Heights

Academy Heights is a beautiful community in Catonsville with a rich history. This neighborhood comprises hundreds of neo-Colonial-style rowhouses built in the early and mid-20th century. The Academy Heights Civic Association often plans community events and maintains the area, as well.

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Windwood

Windwood, located in the southern part of Catonsville, reaches its boundary at the Patapsco Valley State Park. Some of the homes in Windwood are historic, dating back to the early 1900s, but there are newer homes available as well.

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Woodbridge Valley

Woodbridge Valley, a beautiful neighborhood in Catonsville, comprises a total of 850 homes. The area was founded and incorporated in 1968 because of its close proximity to the city, but it’s been able to maintain its quiet, community feel over the years. Close to churches, shopping facilities, doctor’s offices and other local amenities, Woodbridge Valley has a friendly atmosphere – and it even features a community pool where local residents enjoy the summer months.

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Adil Meadows

Adil Meadows is a Catonsville neighborhood nestled between the Baltimore National Pike, I-695 and I-70. It’s adjacent to Woodbridge Valley and Westerlee, and the homes in this charming community are typically affordable. You’ll find newer construction and well-established homes in Adil Meadows, and it’s very close to Woodbridge Elementary School and Western Hills Community Park. It’s a short drive to The Home Depot and Staples, as well as all the restaurants and other amenities located just off the freeway.

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Westerlee

Westerlee, a neighborhood in Catonsville, features a beautiful range of reasonably priced homes. It’s one of the area’s more desirable communities for that reason – and because it’s located along the Baltimore National Pike, just south of Woodbridge Valley and west of Adil Meadows. It has shopping, dining, auto dealerships and so much more.

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Are You Buying a Home for Sale in a Catonsville Neighborhood?

If you’re interested in buying a home in one of the neighborhoods in Catonsville, we’ll be glad to help you find the one that’s just right for your needs. Call us at 443-955-1227 to tell us what you’re looking for – or fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you right away.

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