Place Category: Neighborhoods
“We’re in the middle of everything – schools, shopping, recreation. Once we moved here, we knew we had found our place.”
What’s Great About Dundalk Farms
- Uniquely appealing as a neighborhood
- In walking distance to everything Dundalk
- Buffered from the bustle just moments away
- Meadow Lane (north)
- Sollers Point Road and Merritt Avenue (south)
- Merritt Blvd. (east)
- Robinwood Road (west)
Dundalk Farms was Dundalk’s first successfully planned community that has grown in value over the years. Quiet lanes are populated by single, tasteful homes buffered from major thoroughfares, yet only moments from Dundalk’s major retail offerings, churches, modern schools, the library, ball fields, fire and police stations, and even a union hall.
Properties feature well-maintained single bungalows, Cape Cods and ranchers, enhanced over decades of stable home owners who take pride in neighborhood appearance and function. Three Garden Apartment complex on nearby Dunmanway offers options in apartment living.
Close access – usually walking distance – to everything Dundalk! There are quality schools from elementary to college level, churches, parks and recreation, shopping and events. Area festivals range from Dundalk’s 4th of July Parade and Heritage Fair, the Family Fall Festival, and the Christmas Parade, to the Dundalk Art Show and the Summer Concerts in the Park series. Dundalk Farms as a neighborhood is uniquely appealing.
Neighborhood and Civic Organizations
- Ateaze Senior Center: 7401 Holabird Avenue, (410) 284-3273
- Dundalk Eastfield Recreation Council: 7601 Dunmanway, (410) 887-7155
- Dundalk Farms Improvement Association
- Dun-Logan Community Council: President Warren Fluck, need contact info
- Dundalk Elementary School: 2717 Playfield Street, (410) 887-7013
- Logan Elementary School: 7601 Dunmanway, (410) 887-7052
- Norwood Elementary School: 1700 Delvale Avenue, (410) 887-7055
- Dundalk Middle School: 7400 Dunmanway, (410) 887-7018
- Holabird Middle School: 1701 Delvale Avenue, (410) 887-7049
- Dundalk High School : 1901 Delvale Avenue, (410) 887-7023
- 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
- 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: 3 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
Dundalk Farms, located on 60 acres of farm land known as Kimball Mountain, was planned in 1932 by the newly organized Maryland Properties, which promoted the subdivided plots in terms that resonated with depression-era terms and logic.
“The soil is sandy loam and good for truck gardening. An acre of ground will raise food for a family. There is independence and thrift in its cultivation. All history proves that good land “bought right” in times of depression is the best investment for security and gain.”
“Only large and powerful corporations like the Bethlehem Steel Company could and did pay comparatively low prices for Dundalk acreage and when we tell you that you can buy an acre or two for about one-half the price per acre paid by these corporations”
The strategy worked and Dundalk Farms developed quickly into a desirable community where even today potential homeowners look to settle. Much of what was true in 1932 remains accurate today. The neighborhood: lies midway between Sparrows Point and Baltimore, convenient to all industries in the southeastern industrial section. Dundalk Farms has the advantage of the many millions of dollars spent in nearby construction, including churches, homes, and modern schools.
The Dundalk Farms Improvement Association, started in 1954, was instrumental in making the neighborhood of about 140 homes even more attractive through it s involvement in local projects.
Dundalk Community College, on property adjacent to Dundalk Farms, broke ground in the fall of 1971. During that first semester, 70 full-time and 332 part-time students – some recruited in a summertime door-to-door campaign – attended classes at Dundalk United Methodist Church, local high schools, middle schools and the YMCA. Now part of the Community College of Baltimore County with locations Essex and Catonsville, CCBC is a hub of educational, sports and social activities that adds to the value of the area.
The newly constructed Dundalk High School on Delvale Avenue replaces the school’s aging structure, and is a magnet school attracting quality student from throughout Baltimore County.
The 1932 campaign still rings true: “Dundalk Farms says – I am safe and sound and I will grow in value. I am Opportunity.”