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Towson Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 114 photos

Intro to Towson, MD

Opposites attract, and they've come to Towson to acquaint themselves. The city, which springs from Baltimore's northern boundary, is a study in contrasts. Mansions and mega-malls. Copses and concrete. Mainstream and alternative. Unassuming and urbane.

On the surface, Towson is a typical suburb with strip malls, traffic-clogged roads, chain dining and baby joggers. But flip it over, and you'll find a community infused with the energy of 16,000 college students, their culture and customs, and the overflow from a city just a few miles down the road.

Towson's personalities converge at the intersection of Dulaney Valley, York and Joppa roads. Parents push strollers alongside heavily pierced students, and patrons shop for furs and snowboarding gear on the same block.

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  • In a nutshell:This place where opposites attract embodies the biggest paradox of all. It's possible to enjoy the charm of another time while the trappings of the 21st century -- megamalls and mosh pits, carry-outs and cafes -- lie just around the corner.
  • Last visit to Towson: May 2003
  • Intro Written May 7, 2003
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  • Waxbag's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2005 at 8:45 AM

    Hey fellow Towsonite, good tips on the hometown! I'm sure we've crossed paths at Bateman's, CVP or Frisco's at some point.

  • grandmaR's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2004 at 12:48 PM

    44 years ago Bill Bateman's was a cafeteria. I used to take my baby and eat there all the time. Haven't been since about 1965. PS -We used the Marriot (which is on VT as Marriott Burkshire Conference Hotel) as a site for my mom's surprise 90th bday party.

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2004 at 10:43 AM

    I have never heard Towson described better than you have described it on your opening page.

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