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“The name says it all. I love the water and you’ll find it here. I love the seclusion, but know that everything I need is just minutes away.”
What’s Great About Watersedge
- Scenic views
- Community programs
- Watersedge Fall Festival
- Immediate access to I-695 and the Key Bridge, minutes from I-95
- Peach Orchard Cove (south)
- Bear Creek (north and east)
- Sollers Point Road (west)
Watersedge is a close-knit community at the end of Dundalk Avenue, populated by long-time neighbors and families in bungalows built during and after World War II. Residents have improved their homes to meet modern needs, but surrounding Bear Creek and Peach Orchard Cove provide the same vistas enjoyed for generations. Each of the winding lanes leads to Peach Orchard Park, where you can find a modern playground, pristine shoreline and each September, the Watersedge Fall Festival.
Individual Cape Cod-style bungalows populate the winding lanes in Watersedge. Most are solid, post World War II homes featuring two or three bedrooms, and have been modified upgraded by generations of caring homeowners. Large yards back up to quiet side streets or provide a panorama of Bear Creek water traffic and the well-traveled bridge linking Dundalk to Sparrows Point.
Watersedge boasts the 9,000 square-foot Watersedge Community Center that houses events almost every day of the year. The spacious gym and meeting spaces allow a variety of sports, dance classes, Mommy and Me programs, and much more. Sitting on an 11-acre parcel that slopes down to a cove on Bear Creek, the property features preserved wetlands to be enjoyed by the community.
Watersedge is just blocks away from the Baltimore County Public Library Sollers Point Branch housed at the Sollers Point Community Center, and just up the road you’ll find many community festivals and events, including Dundalk’s 4th of July Parade and Heritage Fair, the Family Fall Festival, the Christmas Parade, Holiday Hoopla and Cookie Tour, the Dundalk Art Show, and the Summer Concerts in the Park series.
Neighborhood and Civic Organizations
- Watersedge Rec and Parks Council: 7894 Dundalk Avenue, (410) 887-7135
- Watersedge Community Association: President Donna Roberts, (410) 285-2815
- Dundalk Elementary School: 2717 Playfield Street, (410) 887-7013
- Dundalk Middle School: 7400 Dunmanway, (410) 887-7018
- Dundalk High School: 1901 Delvale Avenue, (410) 887-7023
- 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
Watersedge was little more than farmland on the outskirts of Logan Airfield until World War II emphasized the importance of the steel industry. Bethlehem Steel Company already had taken over the nearby Sparrows Point steel plant in 1917, when the steel company created the Dundalk Company to provide needed housing for new workers in this rural area.
With the continued growth of Bethlehem Steel came the need for more workers, and more housing. By 1943, Stackhouse Realty built the first homes Louth, Meath and Fairgreen Roads, and by 1947 homes were being sold for about $6,000 – two bedrooms, living room, hall, bath, kitchenette and dinette – and a homeowners association had started.
While the development was first promoted as Royal Homes, the structures became familiar by as the Concrete Homes, in consideration if the poured concrete foundation and walls. While less glamorous, the name spoke well of the sturdiness of the homes that remain today, improved with additions and other features by their caring owners.
Along the way, Watersedge has continued to improve, with boat ramps, parks, playgrounds, and most recently with the 2009 construction of the Watersedge Rec Center. Community members take pride in their neighborhood with events like Project Clean Stream to keep area waterways vibrant.
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