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  • Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Available
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided

Customer Reviews

Blakehurst is the Best Retirement in Baltimore County

Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson is beautiful with many wonderful amenities. The staff is very helpful and focused on customer service, and the management really has a heart to serve their residents.

I also love that there is a restaurant & cafe on site, which is also open to the public. The food is well prepared, American style cuisine & reasonably priced, especially for the upscale look & feel of the place!

One of the unique features about Blakehurst is the fitness center, with a great schedule of unique group exercise classes, not found in most gyms, and tailored well to the resident population & health concerns. The gym staffs two fitness professionals who are available for one on one training & their expertise and training background is impressive! If you're looking for a retirement community with all the bells & whistles this is the place!!!

Blakehurst is the Best Retirement Community in the Baltimore County area

Blakehurst is a beautiful community! The food is excellent and the amenities are superb. The staff are friendly and activities are plentiful and creative.

Blakehurst was an excellent choice for mom

When my mother told me she wanted to relocate to the Towson area to be near me I knew it was time to look for just the right place. I toured both independent living and assisted living communities in the area. In the end the best of the independent living apartments was at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. It was newer than many and had larger apartments than any others I toured. Time passed and before we knew it my mother had been living there for almost 4 years before her death due to health issues. She never had any complaints about living at Blakehurst and enjoyed playing bridge and attending concerts there as well as walking around the beautiful grounds to check on the many blooming plants. The staff are pretty darn good people and were accommodating when requests were made. When my mother needed some extra help they cared for her like she was their own mother. This made life easier for my mother and my family.

From the Community

City info


Walkability score: 49
Population: 55,197
Males: 25,587
Females: 29,610
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.

Transportation

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


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.