Learn More About Hunt Valley, Maryland

History/General Information

“Hunt Valley’s traditional name was based on being just east of Maryland’s traditional Horse Country (like the Kentucky Blue Grass region), and the site of the Maryland Hunt Cup championship of steeplechase horse racing and jumping established 1894. It lies just north of Baltimore, along York Road. The Loch Raven Reservoir nearby is an important drinking water resource and with its surrounding forested watershed is one of three reservoirs (Loch Raven, Prettyboy and Liberty) established for the City of Baltimore and its surrounding metropolitan areas in Baltimore County since the 1880s and expanded in the 1910s.

Hunt Valley is served by the old Cockeysville post office, which is also a neighbor of the burgeoning Timonium suburban community, and also is home to a satellite campus of the Community College of Baltimore County in this northern central area of Baltimore County. The Timonium Fairgrounds are home to the over century-and-a-half Maryland State Fair held in late August and early September.

Hunt Valley is well known in the Baltimore area as a result of its public transportation.”

School System

Within Hunt Valley are a few lower-level schools, though the area is in close proximity to a number of reputable Baltimore County institutions. In this city are Pot Springs Elementary School, Cockeysville Middle School, and The Trellis School.

Area Attractions 

Hunt Valley is home to the Hunt Valley Towne Center, an outdoor shopping mall with loads of things to do, places to eat, and stores to browse. From the famous Wegmans grocery store to the Regal Cinemas theater, you could spend an entire time perusing the offerings of this one shopping center.

Of course, there is more to do in Hunt Valley than to go to this one location. Oregon Ridge Park is a famous and enormous spot for hiking, picnicking, and even skiing, when in season. Their Nature Center is a great educational site and hosts a number of activities for children and the community at large.

The Pennsylvania Dutch Market is well-known for its authentic and incredible food. Stop in for a fresh pretzel, rich cheese, or even furniture and quilts!