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:

What do people do for fun?

Towson Town Center: This 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!

Dining in Baltimore

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

  • Pasta Mista
  • Strapazza
  • S & J Crab Ranch
  • Bread & Circuses Bistro
  • 7 West
  • Cafe Troia
  • La Cakerie
  • Towson Tavern

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!


  • 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:

Special Education School:

  • Ridge Ruxton School

Elementary Schools:

  • Rodgers Forge
  • Stoneleigh
  • Riderwood
  • Hampton
  • West Towson
  • Pleasant Plains
  • Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet School of Technology

Middle Schools:

  • Dumbarton Middle School
  • Loch Raven Technical Academy

High Schools:

  • Towson High School
  • Loch Raven High School
  • Carver Center for Arts and Technology

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.

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