Edmondson Village is a quiet, residential neighborhood that sits just north of the commercial corridor of Edmondson Avenue. Its streets are lined with classic brick rowhomes, some with sloped front yards and covered porches. Streets are shaded by many mature trees, and the northern border of the neighborhood faces wooded Leakin Park.
Leakin Park provides residents with biking and walking trails, athletic fields and the opportunity to join the park’s recreation leagues. Hailed by avid cyclists as one of the best biking spots in all of Maryland, Gwynn Falls Trail, which runs through Leakin Park, is comprised of wooded paths for bikers, walkers and nature explorers. The Carrie Murray Nature Center teaches families about local wildlife and plants and hosts special seminars and family activities. The park is the home of yearly Baltimore Herb Festival, held in Leakin Park for more than 20 years.
To the south to Edmondson Village sits the West Baltimore MARC Center, which has more than 300 free parking spaces and connects many Baltimore commuters to Washington DC. Edmondson Avenue joins Route 40, a major artery in and out of Baltimore City. Built in 1947, Edmondson Village Shopping Center, one of the first large-scale shopping centers in the U.S., is located along Edmondson Avenue. After more than half a century, the quaint, colonially styled buildings are still drawing in crowds for their variety of retailers and convenient location. Pick up your groceries, shop for a chic outfit and even pay a visit to the doctor in one location. Just 15 minutes away is Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the city’s waterfront promenade that features restaurants, museums, clubs and shopping.