Friendly, safe, and walkable, this desirable town features welcoming neighborhoods (and some gorgeous historic homes!), a charming downtown district with shops and entertainment, and community events like a Sunday farmers market, Frederick Road Fridays (a free concert series in the summertime) and the annual 4th of July celebration bring neighbors together.

What do people do for fun?

Parks & Recreation: Residents and visitors alike love Catonsville’s myriad of outdoor activities. A long list of parks, trails, and more provide weekends filled with outdoor exploration, learning, and pure enjoyment!

  • Catonsville Community Park

  • Conservation and Environmental Research Areas of UMBC

  • George F. Bragg Nature Study Center and Horticulture Center

  • Gliston Park

  • Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park

  • Benjamin Banneker Historical Park

  • Maiden Choice Park

  • Patapsco Valley State Park

  • Short Line Railroad Trail

  • Trolley Line Number 9 Trail

  • Western Hills Park

  • Westview Recreation Area


  • Benjamin Banneker Museum: This 142-acre site is dedicated to telling the story of Benjamin Banneker. Known as an African American man of science, the museum shows Banneker’s contributions to science and math during the late 1700s.
  • Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Cantonsville is home to the University of Maryland - Baltimore County, meaning that its residents have easy access to the resources and amenities of the university. The Center for Art Design and Visual Culture is a must-visit spot for those who appreciate the arts, and their changing exhibitions mean you can visit time and time again and always see something new.

Arts & Entertainment

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall: Also located at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County, this state-of-the-art facility hosts a wide range of guests, from contemporary music groups to solo classical performances. Take a look at their monthly event calendar here.

Lurman Woodland Theatre: Every weekend in June, July, and August, enjoy outdoor concerts at this lovely outdoor community amphitheater!

Dining in Catonsville

Here’s a few of our favorite local restaurants in Catonsville:

Ships Cafe & Rub: Specializing in fresh steamed crabs, this local staple is perfect for dine-in or take out! They also offer a full-service bar and have beers on tap.

Peace of Pizza: Serving “gourmet-style pizza with a laidback vibe,” Peace of Pizza offers a mouthwatering menu of delicious pizza creations and also offers you the opportunity to create your own custom pizza!

Catonsville Gourmet: Promising a “unique dining experience” and a coastal-inspired atmosphere Catonsville Gourmet services a large selection of seafood. You can even order their crab cakes online and have them shipped directly to you!

Chef Paolino Cafe: Boasting an exquisite Italian menu packed with seafood options, Chef Paolino Cafe is an excellent choice when you need some carb-focused comfort food.

Duesenberg's: This American Cafe and Grill is nestled in the heart of Historic Catonsville Village. Indulge in an eclectic menu of New England seafood, southwest dishes, burgers, and local favorites as well.

Taneytown Deli: Need a sandwich on the go or need to have an event catered, Taneytown is your one stop shop! Choose from a variety of breads, subs, salads, and much more.

Atwater’s: Along with their signature breads and baked goods, Atwater’s also serves up full breakfast, brunch, and lunch menus. Check out their mouthwatering menus right here!

Jennings Cafe: In business for almost 50 years, this local staple offers an eclectic menu of sandwiches, soups, salads, pastas, and much more.

Commuting in Catonsville

Take the bus: There are a couple of bus options within and around Catonsville. Click here to check out routes and schedules.

By car: Interstate 695 and Highway 40 run right through Catonsville, providing a convenient option for getting around the region.

Schools in Catonsville

Elementary Schools

  • Catonsville Elementary School
  • Westowne Elementary School

Middle Schools

  • Catonsville Middle School

High Schools

  • Catonsville High School
  • Woodlawn Senior High School
  • Western School of Technology and Environmental Science

Colleges & Universities

  • University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
  • Community College of Baltimore County

Catonsville is also home to several preschools and a few private schools, including the Mount de Sales Academy (an all-girls Catholic high school) and Saint Mark School. You can learn more about each school on the Catonsville page on!

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