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What's There to See in Arbutus, MD?

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This article is sponsored by Maryland Injury Guys, the personal injury attorneys in Arbutus. Our local law office encourages you to learn more about Arbutus and explore this beautiful community!

About Arbutus, MD

The community of Arbutus got its name from the trailing arbutus, or mayflowers, that used to cover the land in this area. Arbutus is located at 39.24 degrees north latitude and 76.69 degrees west longitude. The unincorporated community is a census-designated place in the county of Baltimore, Maryland. Arbutus contains the sub-communities of Halethorpe and Relay. It's also home to the 60th governor of Maryland, Robert Ehrlich.


Based on the 2010 census, there are 20,483 people living in Arbutus, MD. This includes 10,213 males and 10,270 females. The average age of residents living in Arbutus is 36.9 years old. The racial makeup of this community is:

  • 75.0% White
  • 9.8% Asian
  • 7.0% Black
  • 3.6% Two or More Races
  • 2.9% Hispanic
  • 0.20% Other Race
  • 0.10% American Indian

The 2000 census recorded 8,120 households and 5,204 families residing in the area. The average household and family size was 2.44 and 2.99, respectively. The makeup of these households was of the following:

  • 48.6% were married couples
  • 35.9% were non-families
  • 28.0% had children under the age of 18
  • 27.6% were individuals
  • 11.0% had a female householder
  • 9.6% were people living alone who were 65 or older.

The median income for a household in Arbutus was $47,792. Males living in this community had an average income of $37,766, while females made around $29,129. Only 6.8% of the population lived below the poverty line.

Local Focal Points

Arbutus is a community with many notable attractions. From the Arbutus Oak – a large white oak tree – located in the middle of the Interstate 95 and Interstate 695 interchange to the first Guinness brewery opened in the U.S., Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Arbutus has it all. Other attractions worth mentioning are the Patapsco Valley State Park, the Thomas Viaduct railroad bridge, and the Conservation and Environmental Research Areas of UMBC.

The Patapsco Valley State Park

In 1907, the Patapsco Valley State Park was established as a forest reserve to protect the forest and water resources in the valley. It covers over 14,000 acres and stretches 32 miles along the southern part of the Patapsco River. Some of the activities featured in this park include:

  • hiking
  • fishing
  • camping
  • canoeing
  • horseback riding
  • mountain biking
  • picnicking

The park also features two swinging bridges that allow visitors easy passage between the Patapsco River. In 2006, Patapsco Valley State Park was recognized as the first state park in Maryland. In 2007, it was named the "Best Place to Hike" in the Baltimore City Paper.

Patapsco Valley State Park is home to historic sites like the Cascade Falls, the dismantled Bloede's Dam, the Old Gun Road Stone Arch Bridge, Orange Grove Flour Mill, and the Thomas Viaduct.

The Thomas Viaduct

The Thomas Viaduct was built from 1833 to 1835. The largest railroad bridge in the U.S. at the time of its completion, it spans the Patapsco River and Patapsco Valley. In 1964, it was appointed as a National Historic Landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. In 2010, it became a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

UMBC is a public research university located in Baltimore County. It's located right next to Arbutus, MD, and Catonsville, MD. Established in 1966, it was the first public university in Maryland that was accessible to all races. Known for its natural sciences and engineering programs, UMBC has a nature preserve – Conservation and Environmental Research Areas – used for scientific studies research.

Learn more about the neighboring community of Oaklee, MD.

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Aaron Blank Esq
Date Published: April 2, 2021
Aaron Blank is a patient safety advocate who holds the healthcare system responsible when it fails. He keeps businesses accountable if they choose profits over the safety of the community, and he ensures car insurance companies pay their fair share for the harm that reckless drivers cause. Aaron and his proficient legal team bring an approach based on dedication, guidance, and compassion through the difficult process of pursuing serious injury claims. He has dedicated his career to fighting for injury victims to recover losses from medical expenses, lost income, loss of enjoyment of life, or the loss of a loved one.
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