Community Highlight: Catonsville

This month, we’re highlighting Catonsville on the blog as part of a community series. Corner House Realty started its roots in this charming community, and it’s no wonder Catonsville was ranked in the top 12% of best places to live in Maryland based on all of the things it has to offer.


Catonsville has a rich history dating back to the 18th century. It was named after Richard Caton, a prominent businessman in the area. The community features several well-preserved historic homes and buildings today. The Frederick Road Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features a collection of historic buildings and shops along Frederick Road, capturing the town’s historical character.


Catonsville is located in the Southwestern region of Baltimore County, Maryland, about 10 miles west of downtown Baltimore, and less than 40 miles from Washington, DC. It has a mix of residential and commercial areas with local businesses, shops, and restaurants contributing to the local economy.


Catonsville has convenient access to major transportation routes, including Interstate 695 and Interstate 95, making it relatively easy to commute to Baltimore and other parts of the region. Public transportation options include bus services connecting Catonsville to areas nearby.

Community Events

Catonsville hosts various community events and festivals throughout the year, including the annual Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival which is held in September.


Catonsville offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including parks, sports facilities, and hiking trails. Patapsco Valley State Park, which features the Patapsco River and scenic trails, is located nearby and provides outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and picnicking.


Catonsville is home to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), a major public research university. The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) also has a campus in Catonsville. The area is served by the Baltimore County Public Schools system, with schools providing education to students ranging from PreK to high school.

Information for Homebuyers

Corner House Realty opened its first office right on Edmonson Ave in Catonsville. Are you looking for a home in the Catonsville community? Contact one of our agents to begin the homebuying process. You can use our property search feature to narrow down the type of home that meets your needs.