Community Highlight: Sykesville

This month, we’re highlighting Sykesville on the blog as part of our community series. We recently shared information about Catonsville, MD where Corner House Realty started. Read more about Catonsville here, and read below for details about Sykesville.


Sykesville has a charming historic downtown area with well-preserved buildings that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The town has worked to maintain the architectural integrity of these structures. The Sykesville Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which recognizes the historical significance of the town’s architecture and development.

Sykesville has a history tied to the railroad system. The town was a stop along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and remnants of the railroad history can still be seen, including the historic B&O Railroad Station.


Sykesville is located in Carroll County, Maryland, approximately 20 miles west of Baltimore and around 40 miles north of Washington, D.C. 


Sykesville is easily accessible by major highways, including Maryland Route 32. The town’s proximity to both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., makes it part of the larger Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.


Community Events

Sykesville hosts various community events throughout the year, including festivals, parades, and farmers’ markets. These events contribute to the vibrant and close-knit community atmosphere.

Community Organizations

Sykesville Main Street Association

The Sykesville Main Street Association works to promote and enhance the town’s historic downtown area. It organizes events and activities to bring the community together and attract visitors.

Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department

The Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department is a notable institution in the community. It serves both Sykesville and surrounding areas, providing fire protection, emergency medical services, and community outreach.


Sykesville is located near Patapsco Valley State Park, which offers outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, biking, and picnicking. The park features scenic landscapes along the Patapsco River.


Sykesville is served by the Carroll County Public Schools system (CCPS), which oversees public education in the area. There are several elementary schools located in Sykesville, plus a middle school, and a high school as part of the public school system. In addition, there are a number of private schools in Sykesville and the surrounding areas. 

Information for Homebuyers

Are you looking for a home in the Sykesville vicinity or want more information? 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. Visit the Town of Sykesville website for news, announcements, and upcoming events.