Perry Hall and White Marsh
Within the state of Maryland, Perry Hall real estate provides residents with suburban living only about ten miles from Baltimore. This is an unincorporated area with a population of 28,705 and is bordered by White Marsh Run to the south, Pulaski Highway to the east and Gunpowder Falls to the north. White Marsh real estate is located to the south of Perry Hall and this is also an unincorporated area of Baltimore County. The population of White Marsh is 8,485. These two census-designated places are preferred areas in which to live due to their proximity to Baltimore and the surrounding areas. Perry Hall homes for sale include a variety of new construction as well as homes that were built from 1970 to 1994. The community has a rich history with roots that can be traced to 1775.
The community was named for a 1,000-acre estate near the Great Gunpowder River. The estate was purchased by a Baltimore merchant, who named it after a family estate in Birmingham, England. Many of the first settlers of this area were German immigrants. The estate was divided after the Civil War and became home to the immigrants. A village was formed that was originally called Germantown. Until the 20th century, the area was primarily dairies and nurseries. They were replaced with housing developments and shopping centers. Perry Hall real estate today consists of suburban housing and is known for having one of the largest recreational programs in the county.
White Marsh real estate was largely undeveloped until the 1960s. The development potential was enhanced by the construction of Interstate 95. The original plans for the community included a mall at the center and a residential area to the north between Silver Spring Road and what would become White Marsh Boulevard. East of the town center, near I-95 was to be offices and facilities for research. The rezoning was completed in 1970 and 1971 and in 1979; the area was officially designated as a town center.
Residents of White Marsh and Perry Hall real estate are served by the Baltimore County Public School District. The residents of these two communities enjoy a variety of recreation, entertainment and shopping venues. The White Marsh Mall opened in 1981 and is one of the largest regional malls in the Baltimore area. Containing approximately 1.4 million square feet of space, it is anchored by five stores. Next to the mall there is an IKEA store, which is the third oldest in the U.S.