I received a letter over the weekend, with the simple question:
Is Lutherville, specifically Country Club Park, a nice place live?
The sender, who we'll call MarylandMama, said she was considering moving to the area from Patterson Park in the city. Read the letter in full, below.
She was hoping that I could put her in touch with a few of my regular readers who live in the West Seminary Avenue and Greenspring Drive area.
MarylandMama also mentioned that part of the area's appeal was access to the light rail, which I told her honestly in a reply was a point of contention throughout Lutherville-Timonium.
I also mentioned in my response email that by comparison, Country Club Park is one of the more safe neighborhoods in the 21093 zip code, with added benefits of nearby parks, playgrounds and one amazing elementary school.
I rounded out my email with mentions of the Lutherville Community Association, which I said specifically organizes community events, keeps neighbors informed, and helps protect against potentially harmful zoning.
But I have only lived in Timonium for three years, where many of my readers have raised families here for decades.
So I turn to you. Should MarylandMama consider Country Club Park as a place to move her family? Help her make an informed decision by posting your opinion in the comments section below.
The following email was sent to me over the weekend:
My apologies if you are bombarded by requests such as mine to follow, but do you know of anyone or a regular on the Lutherville-Timonium Patch who lives in the Country Club Park neighborhood--from W. Seminary up Greenspring Dr--who might want to speak to living there with two young kids?
The proximity to the light rail station is very appealing as we currently have only one car, but after reading various Patch posts and comments to try and get a sense of the area, I now worry about crime--exactly one of the things we would like to move away from! I also read the post about the Boy Scouts helping to transform a vacant lot, so it seems promising that it could be a tight knit community. My husband and I are looking to relocate from SE Baltimore to the County and we are deciding between L-T and Catonsville. We are not originally from MD (moved here once my husband finished his PhD for his job), so I value perspectives from natives and long time residents.
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