Lying on over 40 lush acres in a beautiful pastoral setting traversed by lovely winding walking paths, Blakehurst is the ideal place for active senior living. Just 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore, our retirement community gives you easy access to stylish shopping, world-class dining, multiple nationally ranked golf courses, exceptional cultural and historical venues, and all the entertainment you expect from one of America’s great metropolitan areas. Blakehurst is also conveniently close to many houses of worship, doctors’ offices, and hospitals.
At Blakehurst, our Community Life Services Director plans a complete calendar of cultural, recreational, and social opportunities, from concerts and lectures to special events and excursions, all providing you the chance to experience everything our area has to offer while having fun and making new friends.
SHOPPING AND DINING
You’ll find a wide range of fine and casual dining spots and numerous places for great shopping opportunities both in Towson and nearby Baltimore. Blakehurst residents particularly like the Shops at Kenilworth, a long-time shopping destination in Towson featuring a wide range of stores and the weekly Kenilworth Farmers Market and Trader Joes.
The Baltimore area boasts one of the most vibrant arts and cultural scenes in the country with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Concert Opera, Everyman Theatre, and a variety of venues, including the Hippodrome and the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric that host live theater, dance, ballet, comedy, and concerts. The Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art feature internationally renowned collections of historic, modern, and contemporary art. Towson University offers Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, an active group of men and women over the age of 50 engaged in lifelong learning and intellectual growth.
The Maryland Zoo, National Aquarium, and the beautiful grounds of historic Fort McHenry are favorite attractions of Blakehurst residents. Baltimore County is also home to a variety of parks and lakes offering fishing, canoeing, and walking and biking trails.
The Baltimore metro area is home to dozens of top-flight golf courses. Horse racing fans can play the ponies at renowned Pimlico, home of the Preakness, and, of course, Baltimore is a major league town with the MLB Baltimore Orioles and the two-time Super Bowl-winning NFL Baltimore Ravens.