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Welcome to Towson, Ruxton

A warm, inviting, and scenic Baltimore suburb
The Towson-Ruxton area is one of the most desirable suburbs of Baltimore, Md. It is located just 20 minutes north of downtown Baltimore, providing its residents with enough distance from the city to maintain a calm environment and access to an urban atmosphere. 
There are various styles of home to select from while homebuying in Towson and Ruxton. Some of the most common home designs include Colonial Revivals, Farmhouses, and Contemporary homes. Some local homebuyers prefer to build their homes from scratch. To that end, some of the best home architects in this area are Castle Rock Builders and RenoSafe Homes LLC. 

What to Love

  • Tree-lined neighborhoods and lush greenery
  • Top-rated public and private schools
  • Shopping at the Towson Town Center
  • Convenient location near downtown Baltimore

Local Lifestyle

Locals of Towson and Ruxton enjoy a suburban lifestyle. One of the distinguishing factors of living here is the high community engagement the town fosters through neighborhood block parties, charity auctions, and local community clubs. This area is especially popular with families with small children. 
Towson and Ruxton are also conducive to commuters who drive to downtown Baltimore for work. There are so many opportunities for shopping and entertainment in the city, but Towson and Ruxton have plenty of places to visit for a quick shopping spree. This region is ideal for its various amenities and a quiet place to live. 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

There are all kinds of high-end restaurants in the Towson-Ruxton area. The Melting Pot is a classic spot with the best fondue experience possible. This restaurant is optimal for enjoying small treats with a large group of people. 
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill has the best steak and seafood in the Towson region. Its eclectic wine list and comfortable lodgings make the restaurant a staple among the local community. 
Wine lovers will also adore the unique winery, The Wine Collective. It serves delicious, upscale dishes accompanied by a wide variety of wines. Its luxurious tasting room and dining area are simply irresistible. Lastly, for a quick bite to eat at a cozy cafe, check out Atwater’s Kenilworth. The cafe uses local ingredients in its sandwiches and is an excellent place for a morning pick-me-up.

Things to Do

Locals of Towson and Ruxton are lucky to have several things to do, no matter their preferences. History lovers will enjoy exploring the Hampton National Historic Site. It is home to one of the largest late-Georgian-era mansions in the United States. Guests can explore the private home and its role in housing indentured servants, enslaved peoples, and their path to freedom.
A fabulous location to celebrate the area's culture is Evergreen Museum & Library. It is housed in a spectacular Gilded Age mansion full of fine and decorative arts and rare books. Evergreen Museum & Library is surrounded by 26 acres of gardens and woods. Roaming through its halls is truly an ethereal experience. 
Another exemplary place to explore nature is Sherwood Gardens. The gardens are over six acres long and have over 50,000 tulips. Locals love strolling through Sherwood Gardens and smelling the sweet scent of gorgeous flowers. 
Finally, the Towson and Ruxton community enjoys visiting Riderwood Hills Park. This park has baseball diamonds, multipurpose courts, and playgrounds. It is an exceptional place for kids to play and interact with friends.

Overview for Ruxton, MD

21,378 people live in Ruxton, where the median age is 33.9 and the average individual income is $53,781. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33.9 years

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Around Ruxton, MD

There's plenty to do around Ruxton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Wings & Seafood, VU Skateboard Shop, and Barrevolution.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.24 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.95 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.22 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.39 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.88 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.66 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Ruxton, MD

Ruxton has 8,363 households, with an average household size of 2.17. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ruxton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,378 people call Ruxton home. The population density is 3,413.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.61 / 53.39%

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Schools in Ruxton, MD

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The following schools are within or nearby Ruxton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Home Assignments-Secondary
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George W. Carver Center for Arts & Technology
9th - 12th
Riderwood Elementary
K - 5th

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