Just 10 miles north of downtown Baltimore and 50 miles north of Washington, D.C. is the bustling town of Towson, Maryland. Residents of Towson reap the benefits of living in a place that is like a city center, college town and charming suburb all rolled in to one. Housing options in Towson are as varied as its residents. Single family homes are found throughout town, and apartments and condos are available for every budget and lifestyle, including fancy downtown high rises and quaint garden-style walk-ups.
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Towson is also home to several institutions of higher learning, including Towson University and Goucher College. Towson University is a public college with a student population of over 20,000, which keeps both the town's atmosphere and its economy bumping. Goucher is a small liberal arts school located on the north end of town. Towson offers plenty for students to do and see and thanks to its proximity to the big city, everything else is only a short jaunt away. An academic environment combined with access to all the amenities of a city means students in Towson truly get a well-rounded education. Towson also has a vibrant nightlife and is home to many restaurants, bars, nightclubs and music venues.
Residents of Towson enjoy a wonderful quality of life thanks to its diverse population and its career and housing opportunities. Towson is the seat of Baltimore County and is therefore home to several government agencies and courthouses, which brings many high-paying jobs to the area. The average commute time for residents of Towson is 25 minutes. The City of Baltimore, and all of its culture and activities, is a short ride away and is accessible by car, bus and light rail. Getting around town is easy, as Towson is pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Towson also has all of the retail and shopping opportunities that a major city does, including one of the largest malls in Maryland, but in a charming suburban setting. Few other places offer a safe environment that is perfect for families, students and young singles all at the same time. Towson truly combines the best of the city and the suburbs to make it a quirky, fun and wonderful place to work, live and play.