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“I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. The sense of community is awesome. Neighbors know neighbors. There’s great value in a mix of residents, from purchasing a home to meeting new friends.”
What’s Great About Dun-Logan
- Historical importance
- Panoramic skyline
- Immediate access to I-695 and the Key Bridge
- Minutes from Dundalk retail, Merritt Blvd. shopping, I-95 and Highlandtown/Canton
- Shoreline and inlets of Bear Creek (east)
- Dundalk Avenue (curving south to west)
- Belclare Road (north)
Dun-Logan was the epicenter of early- to mid-twentieth century aviation in Baltimore, an important part of the military complex that included aspects of air, land and sea. Today, the thriving community maintains its respect for history and a family-friendly tradition that attracts a variety of homeowners to neat row homes and attractive single units. Developers are creating wonderful renovations that are still affordable for first-time buyers, and residents take pride in neighborhood improvements.
Dun-Logan combines the simplicity of sturdy brick row homes with the eclectic choice of Cape Cod bungalows and individual properties that define Dundalk. The durable homes, built mostly in the late 40s and 50s, have been upgraded and landscaped by longtime residents. Nearby Day Village and Silverbrick Townhomes offer affordable apartment living.
Dun-Logan is just blocks away from Heritage Park, Merritt Point and Chesterwood Parks, offering plenty of mature trees, shoreline and boat ramps. There’s also close proximity to not one, but two Baltimore County Public Library branches, quality public schools and a diverse selection of houses of worship. The walkable Historic Dundalk Town Center offers banking, pharmacy, gift shops, child care, and a variety of services. Other retail options are just minutes away on Merritt Blvd. or via nearby Baltimore Beltway, I-95 and convenient access to Highlandtown and Canton.
Neighborhood pride is always on display as residents participate in rec council sports, the Dun-Logan Community Council, the Dundalk 4th of July Parade, Heritage Fair and other events.
Neighborhood and Civic Organizations
- Dundalk Eastfield Recreation Council: 7601 Dunmanway, (410) 887-7155
- Dun-Logan Community Council: President Sharon Mullaney
- Dundalk Elementary School: 2717 Playfield Street, (410) 887-7013 – new school opening fall 2019
- Logan Elementary School: 7601 Dunmanway, (410) 887-7052
- Dundalk Middle School: 7400 Dunmanway, (410) 887-7018
- Dundalk High School: 1901 Delvale Avenue, (410) 887-7023 – new school opened fall 2014
- Community College of Baltimore County: 7200 Sollers Point Road, (443) 840-2222
- Dundalk Church of the Brethren: 2660 Yorkway
- Church of God at Dundalk: 6 Yorkway
- Our Lady of Lavang Church: 335 Sollers Point Road, (410) 282-1496
- St. Rita Roman Catholic Church: 2907 Dunleer Road, 410-284-0388
- St. Georges and St. Matthew Episcopal Church: 2900 Dunleer Road, (410) 284-6242
- Sonshine Fellowship Church: 7201 Sollers Point Road, 410-285-0080
- Dundalk United Methodist Church: 6903 Mornington Road, (410) 284-4818
- Dundalk’s First Baptist Church: 100 St Helena Avenue, (410) 282-4256
- St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church: 1803 Dundalk Avenue, (410) 633-5374
You can’t mention Dun-Logan to a Dundalk native – at least the older ones – who won’t associate the community with vibrant pieces of history that made the area a powerful component in this region’s complex of the military and heavy industry.
Once just a rural peninsula near the Patapsco River, decades of development linked innovations on land, sea and air and made this area invaluable to the mid-Atlantic region. As Bethlehem Steel grew in Sparrows Point, the U.S. Army opened Camp Holabird a few miles north at the city line, where it employed both civilian and military workers. Logan Airfield and the new Dundalk Marine Terminal each added to the area’s importance as well as the burgeoning job pool of the years just before and during WWII.
For over 20 years, Logan Field was Baltimore’s Aviation Center, attracting luminaries such as Charles Lindbergh, Howard Hughes, Amelia Earhart and Wrong-Way Corrigan to its landing strip. By 1941 some air activities were moved to nearby Harbor Field, but the U.S. Army still leased the property, building hundreds of wooden barracks and conducting sometimes secret military operations.
By the late 1940s plans were developed for Logan Field to transform into what Bethlehem Steel originally had intended – a residential community. With permanent housing came public transportation in the form of the famous Red Rocket streetcar line connecting residents to the post-war automotive plants built near the city line.
While the romance of Lindy, vintage street cars and military operations has faded over time, the skyline of the Dundalk Marine Terminal still speaks of the accomplishments of the area, Dun-Logan has kept tradition alive while growing with the times and providing great home (and family) values to residents.
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