Hanlon is an established neighborhood in Northwest Baltimore consisting of 55 tree-lined blocks bordering Gwynns Falls Parkway to the South, Garrison Blvd to the West, Powhatan Avenue to the North, and Hanlon Park to the East. The Hanlon neighborhood began as a part of the Vickers estate back around the turn of the century, and was later developed into several large estates and summer homes. The area was later established as a suburb of Baltimore City. Hanlon residents can boast of having a City park, tennis courts, and a lake in their backyard, with a major shopping mall, state university, and the Maryland Zoo within minutes from their doors! As a Healthy Neighborhoods community, residents and potential residents have access to funding incentives available to purchase and preserve their homes. Hanlon is one of Baltimore’s Healthy Neighborhoods communities, and welcomes you to live, play, and grow!
Location: The community boundaries are Gwynns Falls Pkwy, Garrison Blvd, Powhatan Ave and N. Longwood St.
Housing Style: Hanlon consists of homes from large single family detached wood and brick homes to brick townhomes.
Education: Residents can fulfill their education requirements without leaving the area!
- Elementary: Hilton Elementary School #21,Gwynns Falls Elementary School #60
- Middle: William H. Lemmel Middle School, Connextions
- High Schools: Frederick Douglass High School
- Higher Education: Baltimore City Community College and Coppin State University
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: Mt Ararat Baptist, Community Baptist of Walbrook
Housing Services: 2300 Garrison Blvd., Suite 140, 410-947-0084,
Shopping: Hanlon residents can experience convenient shopping literally next door at the newly developed 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. Harborplace and suburban shopping at Towson, Owings Mills, Columbia, Route 40 / Westview, and Arundel Mills are close by as well.
Parks & Recreation: Hanlon Park borders the community, and along with Druid Hill Park, Leakin Park,Forest Park Golf Course, Maryland Zoo, Carrie Murray Outward Bound Center, and Gwynn Falls Walking Watershed Trails which consists of bike, hiking, and walking trails, provide a great variety of fun, recreation and relaxation for everyone.
Transportation Information: Travel is easy for Hanlon residents with the Metro Station at Mondawmin Mall, a transportation hub for a number of bus lines. A short commute will get you to downtown, Penn and West Baltimore train stations, Thurgood Marshall- BWI Airport, and the surrounding counties. Hanlon is easily accessible to the light rail (North Ave), connecting Metro stations, and major highways: I-40, 70, 83, 695, and 95.
For more information about Hanlon: Contact the Hanlon Improvement Association, PO Box 29720, Baltimore, MD 21216. The Hanlon Improvement Association meets the 4th Monday @ 6:30p at Hilton Elementary School, 3300 Carlisle Ave. Baltimore, MD 21216.