Cylburn and Levindale
Located just south of Sinai Hospital, the neighborhoods of Cylburn and Levindale feature 1950s-era detached houses built of red brick, some of which have been converted to duplexes. The leafy community features quiet well-kept blocks occupied by a mix of young professionals, families and long-time residents.
On the neighborhoods’ northern border sits Pimilico Race Track, the home of Maryland’s Preakness. On its eastern border, the grounds of the Cylburn Arboretum feature collections of Japanese maples, hollies, conifers, Maryland oaks, beeches, tree peonies, maples and magnolias. Located within the city limits, it has the feeling of an estate set in the rolling countryside. Spacious lawns and gardens surround the Arboretum’s splendid Victorian Mansion. Trails wind through the woodlands. The Cylburn Association hosts horticultural lectures and demonstrations, guided tours of the mansion and the gardens and events such as Market Day, Chamber Music Series and the December Holiday Tea.
Nearby, the communities of Mount Washington and Glen offer shopping and recreation. Play tennis or enjoy the playgrounds at Luckman Park. Practice your swing at Mount Washington’s Baltimore Driving Range, or visit one of the neighborhood’s many boutiques and restaurants. For one-stop shopping, the newly renovated Reisterstown Road Plaza features a Home Depot, Giant Food, Marshall’s and National Wholesale Liquidators.
The Cylburn Communities Coalition (CCC) offers home buying assistance in Cylburn and Levindale and has sponsored several neighborhood fairs. To contact CCC, call Fred Keene at 410-367-4888.