Place Category: Neighborhoods
“I like the stability. I went to Charlesmont Elementary and so do my kids. Everything’s right here. Good neighbors, good services, good shopping.”
What’s Great About Charlesmont
- Multiple generations of home owners offer a sense of real community
- Close to shopping malls, superstores and other retail locations
- Mid-point between Merritt Blvd. and North Point Blvd.
- North Point Blvd. (north curving east)
- Bear Creek (south)
- Trappe Road (west)
Charlesmont, just off Bear Creek, offers a sense of community that allows residents to belong. Generations of homeowners live in the area, while several apartment complexes offer clean and affordable living. The area hosts what might be considered starter home the neighborhood has plenty to offer in starter homes, although many residents have gladly spent their entire lives in Charlesmont.
Charlesmont’s signature dwellings are smaller cottages offering two or three bedrooms, expansive yards and club basements. Apartments dot the area as well, and offer plenty of options in economical, clean housing.
General John Stricker Middle School and Charlesmont Elementary School offer large open spaces, playgrounds and ball fields. Charlesmont Park sits right on the waters of Bear Creek, and Battle Monument School provides public special education with opportunities for students with special needs to reach their potential as independent and productive members of their families and communities.
Neighborhood and Civic Organizations
- Gray-Charles Rec Council: 7855 Trappe Road, (410) 887-7180
- Charlesmont Elementary School: 7800 West Collingham Drive, (410) 887-7004
- Genl. John Stricker Middle School: 7855 Trappe Road, (410) 778-7038
- Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts: 8100 Wise Avenue, (410) 887-7060
- Community College of Baltimore County: 7200 Sollers Point Road, (443) 840-2222
- Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke Catholic School: 8003 North Boundary Road. (410) 288-2793
- First Baptist Church of Gray Manor: 2705 Gray Manor Terrace, (410 288-0469
- Galilee Baptist Church: Old North Point and Parkwood Road, (410) 288-4677
- First Lutheran Church of Gray Manor: 212 Oakwood Road, (410) 284-6657
- House of Light Baptist Church: 8040 Wallace Road, (410) 284-6250
- Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church: 1727 Lynch Road, (410) 284-6600
Charlesmont provided some of the best farmland on the Patapsco Neck, and has been part of the areas historical journey in a literal sense.
As the area surrounding Long Log Lane, Native Americans, then settlers, passed through the area as they transported their crops, animals and supplies from more remote areas of the peninsula toward what would become Baltimore.
Most notable is Battle Acre and Monument – dedicated in 1839 – and conserved to this day along the old route. Although the Acre was not necessarily the scene of full-scale confrontation during the Battle of North Point, it was part of the route as British troops invaded in 1814, and to this day treasure hunters can find an errant coin or button from that era.
That military history remains today, with several Maryland Army National Guard depots and the nearby Jerome Grollman Armory.
Historically, area public schools have been a source of pride, and there was special satisfaction with the dedication of Battle Monument School. Charlesmont Elementary School recently celebrated 50 years of educating area children. Sturdy and well-kept brick row homes originally built in the 1940s and 50s as more affordable housing, populate much of the landscape.