Baltimore County is a county located in the northern part of the U.S. state of Maryland. It is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Its county seat is Towson. The name of the county was derived from the barony of the Proprietor of the Maryland colony, Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, in County Longford, Ireland. Baltimore County does not actually include the city of Baltimore, which left the county to become an independent city in 1851.
EDUCATION IN BALTIMORE COUNTY.
Colleges and universities
The University System of Maryland maintains two universities in Baltimore County:
There are also two private colleges in Baltimore County:
Other schools having a campus in Baltimore County:
All public schools in Baltimore County are operated by Baltimore County Public Schools, with the exception of the Imagine Me Charter School which opened August 2008.
Baltimore County Public Schools is the school district in charge of all public schools in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The school system is managed by the Board of Education, headquartered in Towson. The Superintendent is Dr. Joe A. Hairston.
Baltimore County has a number of highly regarded private schools at the K-12 grade levels. Among them are:
Baltimore County have 190 area parks. Oregon Ridge Park, a 1,000 acre park offering activities from swimming and hiking to concerts sponsored by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the summer months, and Loch Raven Fishing Center, a nice getaway for boaters and fisherman alike, are chief among the County’s outdoor recreation offerings.
Lurman Woodland Theatre in Catonsville, an amphitheatre that hosts free outdoor concerts from June through August.
Rocky Point Beach and Oregon Ridge Beach provide locals with cool waters and sandy shores from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Baltimore County also have many small towns. They provide shopping, restaurants, and interesting local attractions.
The county seat, Towson, features world-class shopping, a wide array of restaurants, and is easily accessible from the Baltimore beltway.
Catonsville’s city center, known as “The Village,” hosts several annual events, including an Arts and Crafts Festival, and is home to several specialty music stores.
An antique hunter’s dream, Reisterstown is a well-preserved town featuring a wide array of antique shops, alongside eclectic boutiques offering everything from crafts to modern art.
These are just a few of the dozen downtown shopping districts throughout Baltimore County; each town has distinctive offerings that attract residents and visitors alike.
Baltimore County, MD is only minutes from the city of Baltimore and a short drive from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Annapolis, and Gettysburg.
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