What Do People Do For Fun in Towson?

Towson is definitely not short on amenities! Brimming with opportunities to get out and shop, dine, enjoy the outdoors and more, here are a few local highlights:  

  • Town Town CenterThis mall has it ALL. Find stores like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, Gap, bebe, Anthropologie, Coach, and other big-name brands to shop at here. You can also find a selection of restaurants here, from dine-in to quick service restaurants. The Cheesecake Factory, TGI Fridays, P.F. Chang’s, Stoney River Legendary Steaks, Burger King, Subway, and much more are all in the mix!

  • Towson Place: At this expansive shopping center, find major stores like Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Toys “R” Us, PetSmart, etc. 

  • Towson Square: This walkable shopping center includes a Barnes & Noble, Trader Joe’s, Pier 1 Imports, BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse, On the Border Mexican Grill, and more! You can even catch a movie at Cinemark Theater Towson & XD! Enjoy films on ceiling-to-floor, wall-to-wall screens with custom sound and premium seating. 

  • Towson's Farmers Market: Open Thursdays in June through October on Allegheny Avenue and in November on Washington Avenue 10:45AM - 3:00PM, the Towson Farmers Market features locally grown foods and handcrafted products. Stop by on a Thursday to stock up!

  • Lake Roland: Spanning 500 diverse acres of land, Lake Roland Park offers many outdoor amenities to the public. A ranger station, pavilions for events, a pedestrian bridge and extensive hiking trails, an off-leash dog park, a children’s play area, and a boardwalk from the Lake-Falls Light Rail Station are all available for your enjoyment! 

Towson also has some fantastic dining options! Here’s a few of our favorite local restaurants in Towson: 

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Commuting in Towson

In addition to driving, many people take advantage of the bus and light rail. While the light rail does not stop in Towson, there are nearby stops in both Lutherville and Falls Road. See a map of the light rail here! 

There’s even a 4.23-mile Bike Beltway that runs in and around Towson. See a map of this handy newer addition here

Tips: 

  • The Department of Transportation in Maryland has a handy “Trip Planner” on their website which you can use to get around the city. 

  • You can also track the bus, light rail, MARC train, and (soon!) the metro subway HERE to see when each will arrive next! 


Schools in Towson

Towson is part of the Baltimore County Public Schools District. In Towson, there are 3 high schools, 2 middle schools, 7 elementary schools, and a special education school:

High Schools:

  1. Towson High School 
  2. Loch Raven High School 
  3. Carver Center for Arts and Technology

Middle Schools:

  1. Dumbarton Middle School
  2. Loch Raven Technical Academy

Elementary Schools:

  1. Rodgers Forge
  2. Stoneleigh
  3. Riderwood
  4. Hampton
  5. West Towson
  6. Pleasant Plains
  7. Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet School of Technology

Special Education School:

  1. Ridge Ruxton School

You can learn more about each school on the Towson page on GreatSchools.org!

  • Townson is also home to several private schools, including Calvert Hall College High School, Loyola Blakefield, Concordia Preparatory School, Notre Dame Preparatory School.

  • Towson University—a public school that’s part of the University System of Maryland—is also located in Towson. This 20,000-student school offers undergraduate and graduate classes, in addition to continuing education courses and more. 

  • Groucher College—a smaller liberal arts schools—is also located in Towson. With approximately 2,100 students enrolled, this small school spans 287 acres. 

Towson’s Future

What’s next for Towson? Residents can look forward to the completion of Towson Row, an incredible mixed-use development of stores, offices, and residential units. This will include an office tower, 100,000-square-feet of restaurant and retail space (including a new Whole Foods!), 300 luxury apartments, a 1,500-parking-space garage, a community-focused plaza with a downtown feel, and much more. 

Interested in buying a home in Towson? 

In Towson, buyers can expect to find attractive suburbs with $235,000 median home prices.  Take a moment to explore Towson real estate here:

Search for Homes Under $200,000 in Towson:

$185,000
3 beds - 1 Bath

106 CENTRE AVE

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

MLS® ID: BC9892799

$83,000
1 bed - 1 Bath

28 ALLEGHENY AVE #1010

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Keller Williams Excellence

MLS® ID: BC9890000

$199,900
3 beds - 1+ Baths

1429 PUTTY HILL AVE

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Steen Properties

MLS® ID: BC9885709

$199,900
3 beds - 1 Bath

1512 DOXBURY RD

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

MLS® ID: BC9884265


Search for Homes $200,000 - $300,000 in Towson:

$289,900
3 beds - 3+ Baths

24 LACOSTA CT

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

MLS® ID: BC9891894

$250,000
4 beds - 2 Baths

1815 JOPPA RD W

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: RE/MAX American Dream

MLS® ID: BC9891620

$230,000
3 beds - 1+ Baths

8135 BARKSDALE RD

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Cummings & Co. Realtors

MLS® ID: BC9890016

$229,900
3 beds - 1+ Baths

8205 LA SALLE RD

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Keller Williams Legacy

MLS® ID: BC9889873


Search for Homes $300,000 - $500,000  in Towson:

$325,000
3 beds - 3+ Baths

9 LACOSTA CT

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

MLS® ID: BC9889287

$329,000
3 beds - 2+ Baths

14 GOUCHER WOODS CT

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

MLS® ID: BC9892497

$399,900
3 beds - 2+ Baths

609 MARWOOD RD

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Monument Sotheby's International Realty

MLS® ID: BC9890983

$499,900
5 beds - 3+ Baths

5 JACOBO LN

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Keller Williams Excellence

MLS® ID: BC9889376


Search for Homes $500,000 & over in Towson:

$539,000
4 beds - 4 Baths

512 YARMOUTH RD

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc

MLS® ID: BC9892426

$600,000
3 beds - 2+ Baths

545 PICCADILLY RD

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Monument Sotheby's International Realty

MLS® ID: BC9891582

$585,000
4 beds - 3 Baths

1426 AUTUMN LEAF RD

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty

MLS® ID: BC9891552

$825,000
5 beds - 2+ Baths

511 JOPPA RD W

Towson, Maryland

Listing office: Cummings & Co Realtors LLC

MLS® ID: BC9886143


Do you have a question about buying a home in Towson? Click below to contact Realtor Will Featherstone!