Located in Maryland, United States, the municipality of Pikesville is located in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Most areas in Pikesville are quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially near Interstate 795, Jones Falls Expressway or the railway line. Public green spaces are spread out sparsely, making it sometimes hard to get to them. Despite that, residents will be able to access parks in nearby municipalities.
In Pikesville, roughly 45% of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses make up most of the remaining housing stock. The average year of construction for houses in this municipality is 1974. This part of the Baltimore metropolitan area also has a good variety of housing sizes; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 70% of the population of this municipality own their home while the remainder are renters.
A fraction of house buyers in Pikesville may be able to access one of around 20 supermarkets on foot, while others will have to rely on a vehicle. There are also a few options for those who appreciate restaurants and cafes within walking distance. With regards to education, in Pikesville, residents will typically be able to get to primary schools on foot. In contrast, it can be difficult to get to high schools as a pedestrian. Locals are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
This part of the Baltimore metropolitan area is especially car friendly. Many properties for sale are a rather short drive from the closest highway, such as Jones Falls Expressway, and parking is generally easy. However, Pikesville is not an especially pleasant part of the Baltimore metropolitan area for getting around by public transit. Thankfully, the municipality is connected by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not particularly far away from most homes. Walking is not especially convenient for house buyers in Pikesville since running common errands is at times challenging on foot.