Garwyn Oaks


Garwyn Oaks, one of Baltimore’s older communities, is nestled among bountiful trees, flower gardens, open spaces, and wide, well-lit streets in Northwest Baltimore. The beauty of the area is in its tranquility, abundant greenery, and variety of housing. It is a community of families, children and seniors alike—a small town atmosphere in an urban setting. Garwyn Oaks has historic roots, originally a part of the Vickers estate and later developed into the summer homes of Baltimore’s elite families. Garwyn Oaks is a Healthy Neighborhoods community. As a Healthy Neighborhoods community, residents and potential residents have access to funding incentives available to purchase and preserve their homes. Come visit us and see why Garwyn Oaks is “a place we call home!”

Location: The Garwyn Oaks community boundaries are Woodhaven Avenue to the north, Gwynns Falls Parkway to the south and Garrison Blvd to the east and Chelsea Terrace to the west.

Housing Style: The area is characterized by medium to large detached two and three story wood-frame homes in the colonial, traditional, Victorian, and cottage styles, dating back to 100 years. There are also some two-story brick town houses.

Education: Garwyn Oaks is surrounded by institutions of learning

Police Department: Northwestern District: 5271 Reisterstown Rd.

Fire Department: 3906 Liberty Heights Ave.

Enoch Pratt Library: Forest Park Branch 3023 Garrison Blvd.

Medical Facilities: Sinai Hospital, Garwyn and Kernan Medical Centers.

Houses of Worship: Augsburg Lutheran, Apostolic Bible Study Church, Community
Baptist of Walbrook, Wayland Baptist

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

Shopping: Garwyn Oaks residents experience convenient shopping at Mondawmin Mall which provides a variety of large stores, small shops and service( clothing, food, and personal services), such as Target, Shoppers Warehouse, MVA. Residents are also a short drive away from Reisterstown Road and Security Square Malls. Access to major roadways make Harborplace and suburban malls and stores at Towson, Owings Mills, Columbia, Arundel Mills, West view and along Route 40 convenient for one’s shopping needs as well.

Transportation Information: The commute to and from Garwyn Oaks is very convenient. Garwyn Oaks is only a few minutes from major highways I- 40, 83, 70, 695 and 95. The Metro Stations-Mondawmin, Coldspring & Rogers Ave stations—and the light rail system (North Ave) are a short distance away, which provide access to a number of bus lines as well. A short commute will get you to downtown, the Penn and West Baltimore train stations, and Thurgood Marshall- BWI Airport .

Parks & Recreation: Garwyn Oaks is nestled between Hanlon Park, Gwynn Falls Walking Watershed Trails and Leakin Park. Other recreational resources are Druid Hill Park, Forest Park Golf Course, Maryland Zoo, and Carrie Murray Outward Bound Center which provide biking, hiking, and walking trails, tennis courts, golf course, and open green space – a variety of fun, recreation and relaxation for everyone.

Garwyn Oaks United Neighbors Association: meets the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30pm at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 2610 Garrison Blvd. Contact them at 2908 Allendale Rd, 21216.