Garrett Park

Garrett Park was an early planned community, originally promoted by businessman Henry W. Copp, who purchased the land in 1886. Copp wanted to build a suburban development reminiscent of an English village, and even went so far as to name the streets after locations in the novels of the English author Walter Scott, such as Kenilworth and Strathmore. Copp worked in conjunction with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which in 1893 built a train station. Builders were given reduced rates to transport workers and materials to the town site, and new residents were given free trips to move in. The town lies along the former B&O railway corridor (now used by CSX, Amtrak, MARC). It was named for John Work Garrett, who had led the B&O for nearly three decades, including the American Civil War. Copp limited commercial development in the community, and even today there is only one store in the town.


About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great for retirees
Car is needed
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Parks and playgrounds
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside

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