Learn More About Parkville, Maryland

History/General Information

“In 1874 a prominent Baltimore surveyor purchased ’35 acres and two rods of land, more or less; at a trustee’s sale. He then advertised residential sites as ‘one of the healthiest and pleasantest locations near Baltimore.’

The land was named Parkville for a plot of land donated to the people with the stipulation that it always remain a park. The designated 360 ft. park area is still located in the center of present day Taylor Avenue between Oak and Chestnut Avenues. Parkville extended from what is now Old Harford Road to Harford Road, and from Linwood Avenue to Linganore Avenue.

Harford Road, the ‘main street’ of Parkville, was originally an Indian trail. During Colonial times, the Baltimore and Harford Turnpike, as it was then called, was connected to Philadelphia Road and therefore served as a thoroughfare for northern and southern colonies. In 1773, the first stage coach made the Baltimore and Harford Turnpike its regular route between Philadelphia and Baltimore. General Washington and the Continental Army troops accessed this road to the Yorktown victory that ended the Revolutionary War.”

School System

Parkville has a number of elementary, middle, and high schools, including Pine Grove Elementary, Parkville Middle and Center of Technology, Loch Raven High School, and much more. Proximity to major roads make it easy for parents to transport children to the school of their choice within this zone.

Area Attractions 

This city has a number of bars and restaurants that you can explore, including McFaul’s IronHorse Tavern, Racers Cafe, Pappas Restaurant, and more. There are comedy clubs, lounges, gyms and mini golf, all of which are within a very short drive for your enjoyment and convenience!