Edmondson Village is one of Baltimore’s better known neighborhoods, and for many good reasons. True to its name, it has a village feel with a variety of quaint attached brick homes and larger family homes sitting on well-manicured lawns. Bound by and partly nestled within Gwynns Fall/Leakin Park, residents have many old trees and deer for neighbors as well! Edmondson Village is a tight knit community of young and older families. Likewise the neighborhood is a fusion of historical and modern features. Prior to the 1919 annexation of Edmondson Village from Baltimore County to Baltimore City, the region functioned as a rural retreat perfect for a picturesque cottage or a quiet hospital away from the bustle of commercial downtown and industrial wharfs. When the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad laid tracks across Edmondson Avenue in the 1860s, country mansions dotted the hills and small farms still grew produce for the city. Over the past 150 years, builders and entrepreneurs replaced mansions and farms with rowhouses, factories, churches, and schools. These buildings—modest and grand—are now landmarks along Edmondson Avenue, a major transit and commercial corridor also known as U.S. route 40. As a Healthy Neighborhoods community, residents and potential residents have access to funding incentives available to purchase and preserve their homes.
Housing Style: Edmondson Village features single family, attached brick rowhomes, detached larger single family estates, and smaller cottages. James Keelty’s “Daylight Row Houses” which features a window in every room, brought many families to Edmondson Village in the early 20th century!
Education: In addition to Edmondson-Westside High School which combines history and modernity with athletic excellence and high school spirit, the area is served by many great schools!
- Elementary: Lyndhurst Elementary, Mary E. Rodman Elementary
- Middle: Rognel Heights Elementary/Middle
- High Schools: Edmondson-Westside High School
- Higher Education: Baltimore City Community College and Coppin State University are a short drive up Hilton Parkway
Police Department: Southwestern District: 424 Font Hill
Fire Department: Engine Company 8: 1503 W. LaFayette Avenue
Enoch Pratt Library: Edmondson Avenue Branch: 4330 Edmondson Ave
Medical Facilities: St. Agnes Hospital, University of Maryland Medical Center and Bon Secours Hospital
Houses of Worship: St. Bernadine Catholic Church, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Mt. Olive Holy Evangelistic Church
Housing Services: Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Resource Center offers homeownership education, counseling, information about the neighborhood and properties for sale, and access to housing resources to purchase, renovate and/or preserve one’s home, including the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative* which provides special programs for those residing or desiring to purchase in Garwyn Oaks. You can contact us at 410-947-0084 and www.go-northwesthrc.org
Shopping: Edmondson Village residents have access to easy shopping at Edmondson Village Shopping Center. A traditional Colonial Revival design with then innovative features including a terraced 500-car parking lot-made the shopping center which opened in 1947, one of first designed for drivers. It currently houses many eateries and small outlet stores. Edmondson Village Residents can also find their shopping needs further west along Rt. 40 at West View Shopping Center, or take a 15 minute drive to downtown shopping.
Transportation Information: The community itself serves as a transportation hub as it is organized around U.S. Route 40 or the eponymous Edmondson Avenue. Bus routes 15, 16, 20, 23, 38, and 47 all go in and around Edmondson Village. I- 695 and I-95 are easily accessed by Rt. 40. The Mondawmin, Penn North, and Upton metro (subway) stations and the North Ave light-rail stations are nearby and provide transfer to many more bus routes. The MARC train stations in Edmondson village at 401 Smallwood St. A short commute will get you to Thurgood Marshall- BWI Airport, by car, and the aforementioned light-rail line.
Parks & Recreation: Gwynns Falls and Leakin Park provide miles and miles of beautiful green canopy, streams, and trails for everyone to enjoy. Carrie Murray Outward Bound Center found within Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park provide biking, hiking, and walking trails, tennis courts, and golf course-some of which can also be accessed in nearby Howard, Hanlon, and Druid hill Parks.
Lyndhurst Community Association, a part of the Edmondson Village Collaborative meets on the 2nd Friday of every month from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at New Covenant Worship Center, 700 Wildwood Pkwy.