The town of Monkton, Maryland, is located approximately 30 miles north of Baltimore and is home to a population of around 5,550 residents. Monkton, MD real estate encompasses a 35 square mile radius with a relatively low population density of about 138 people per square mile.
With an average household income of $97,000, and an unemployment rate of four percent, Monkton has become a popular residential area for those seeking a small town flavor within driving distance of big city culture.
The sun shines in Monkton approximately 213 days out of the year, which provide plenty of time for community outdoor activities such as the annual Firemen’s Chili Cook-Off. Average housing prices in Monkton range from $300,000 to $4.5 million.
The charming town of Monkton is part of the Baltimore County school district, with area schools provided throughout the county. There is also a private Catholic school in Monkton -- St. James Academy – which offers education for children in grade K through 8.
Monkton was not the town’s original name. In 1713, the third Lord Baltimore gave a land gift of 10,000 acres to his wife and called it “My Lady’s Manor.” Today, the name remains and the area is filled with large, sprawling horse farms, old stately homes and long tree-lined drives leading up to the homes. Residents in the area enjoy the peaceful lifestyle of days gone by, only minutes from shopping and freeways that can whisk you into Baltimore for a variety of cultural events and other attractions.
Several well known people have made their home in Monkton in recent years including Peter Angelos, who owns the Baltimore Orioles, as well as one of ABC television’s most well known commentators, Jim McKay from the Wide World of Sports.
For those who do not wish to travel into Baltimore for a day of fun, Monkton offers several local attractions including the Ladew Topiary Gardens on Jarrettsville Pike. The gardens are a non-profit attraction, open from April to October, seven days a week. For a small admission fee, sightseers can stroll through the beautiful gardens and learn about local plants, and other horticultural facts. All this and more awaits you when you choose to own Monkton, MD real estate.
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