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- Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
- Activities Onsite
- Devotional Services Available
- Indoor Common Areas
- Meals Provided
Walkability score: 49
Average age in the zip: 34.4
# of senior housing facilities in the zip: 22
Towson is an active, well to do Eastern American town. There are many local amenities and activities for people of all ages, including seniors. Whether you are sporty, intellectual, artistic, politically active, altruistic, crafty, social or introverted, there is something for everyone in Towson. This is a great place to become part of a retirement community. The Blakehurst Retirement Community is welcoming, active and lively.
Average home value: $335,528, which is very high in comparison to the rest of the nation.
Average weather info:
- Average high temp in July: 85
- Average low temp in January: 23
Maryland has snowy, lovely winters and warm summers. While this is not a snowbird's paradise, it is a typical of the East Coast.
Veteran's facilities in the area:
- Loch Raven VA Community Living and Rehabilitation Center
- Baltimore VA Medical Center
- Baltimore Vet Center
Towson and the larger Baltimore area proudly supports and honors our troops. There are numerous occasions throughout the year when veterans are honored throughout the city. Additionally, veterans receive discounts at businesses around the city year round. If you are a veteran, you might be interested in joining a local VFW or Shriners organization. Both of these clubs are very active in and around the community.
Buses: Baltimore Public Transit, Towson Public Transit, Greyhound Bus Lines and other major bus lines service the Towson Bus Terminals. Townson is a northern suburb of the City of Baltimore. Therefore, the transit system is excellent. If you are without a vehicle of your own, you can easily navigate through the city using public transportation.
Trains: City Public Transit trains are available with multiple stations throughout the city. Likewise, there are Amtrak train services for transit out of town. Amtrak is very popular up and down the eastern seaboard.
Taxis: If you like to have a private ride to your destination, there are numerous taxi and limousine services to choose from, including Towson Airport Taxi, Towson Airport Transportation & Car Service, Bovilo Limousine Services, Yene Transportation Services, Towson Taxi, Comfort Limousine, and Blue Cab.
Ride shares: Ride-sharing is a popular way to save money on transportation but still enjoy a private ride. Ride-sharing is carpooling, basically, but with strangers who are pre-screened to offer ride-sharing services. Lyft ride-sharing starts at $2 and Uber rides-haring starts at $5
Health and Safety
There are several hospitals in the suburban Towson area, including but not limited to St. Joseph's Medical Center, Towson Medical Center, Sheppard Pratt Health Systems and Medstar Health.
Crime rate in the zip: Crime rate is very low in Towson at 1 crime in 266 or About 4 in 1000 - Very low compared to the national average.
Sports and leisure
Golf courses nearby: Baltimore County Golf, Pine Ridge Golf Course, Eagle's Nest Country Club, Fox Hollow Golf Club
Tennis courts/clubs nearby: There are more than 70 tennis courts in the Towson area, including Towson Center Tennis Courts, the Orokawa Y, L'Hirondelle Club, Valley Swim & Tennis, Roland Run Club, Towson University, Orchard Indoor Tennis Club, Baltimore Fitness & Tennis, etc. It's very easy to find tennis courts and someone to play with. The tennis community is very active in Towson.
Gyms nearby - senior friendly (aerobics): There are 86 gyms in the Towson area, all of which accept and welcome seniors. Some gyms specialize in seniors, however. These gyms are Lifetime Gym, Norterre Healthy Living Center, and Wellbridge. Additionally, there are YMCA locations across the nation that offer free exercise classes for seniors.
Shopping and entertainment
Clothes Shopping nearby: Towson Town Center offers dozens of stores in one place. It is located in downtown Towson. Many seniors go there to walk for exercise. There are dozens of other small strip malls throughout town where seniors can thrift shop, antique hunt or find out of the way, funky, non-chain store shopping experiences.
Grocery stores: There is a nice variety of Mom n' Pop groceries packed with locally grown foods and chain grocery stores with lots of variety and out of season, exotic, or specialty items. Some of the stores you can find in Towson include Safeway, Weis Market, Graul's Market, Trader Joe's, Pastore's Italian Deli, Giant Food, Walmart, ALDI, Towson Oriental Market, The Fresh Market, Mt. Everest Grocery and Whole Foods. Blakehurst Retirement Community is very near Trader Joe's and many residents drop in for fresh produce.
Other restaurants: There are many places to get a bite to eat near downtown Towson and Blakehurst Retirement Community. Try any of the local eateries or renown chain restaurants near the community, such as Towson Tavern, Towson Diner, 7 West Bistro, Bonefish Grill, Cheesecake Factory, The Melting Pot, and Charles Village Pub.
Movie theaters: Cinemark Towson, AMC and Regal Cinemas offer many movies throughout the day.
Libraries: Baltimore and the greater metro area is very well read. Visit any of Towson's libraries, like the Towson Branch of the Baltimore Public Library, Albert S. Cook Library, Loch Raven Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, Otto C Brantigan Medical Library or go to downtown Baltimore for even more selections.
Senior-friendly salons (men and women): There are dozens of hair salons for men and women across Towson and Baltimore. Some of the best-rated salons for seniors are Tease Me Salon, Capelli Salon, All About Me Salong & Day Spa, Pink & Black Hair Studio, Elegant Hair Salon, About Faces, Ginger's Family Hair Salon, Atelier 801 Natural Hair Salon, and Blue Ceiling Salon.
Attractions: There are many places to find things to do in Towson at all price points. Inexpensive to mid-range venues include Hampton National History Site, Towson Town Center, Johnny Unitas Stadium, Prospect Hill Cemetary, The Shops at Kenilworth, the Greene Turtle, Souris Towson, Olympic Park, SECU Arena, Torrent Night Club and Rockin Jump.
Religious facilities nearby: There are places of worship for many faiths in Towson and Baltimore. Some of these facilities are the Immaculate Conception Church, Chabad-Lubavitch of Towson, Hillel of Towson, Mission Helpers, Towson Presbyterian Church, Living Waters Ministries, Towson Unitarian Church, Carmelite Monastery, and dozens more religious facilities.
Blakehurst Retirement Community is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food and beverage; new resident orientation; resident cost; community and grounds; and resident apartment unit.